Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Production Qoros 3 Estate Looks Unsurprisingly Familiar

Not long ago, Chinese-Israeli carmaker Qoros Auto released two teaser renderings of its second production model, which we assumed to be the crossover previewed by the Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid concept revealed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Meanwhile, leaked photos of the Qoros 3 Estate in production guise have surfaced on a Chinese website. Wearing German plates, the car looks identical to the pre-production prototype that debuted in Geneva last year.

There’s no information regarding a launch date, so we don’t know which production model will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. One thing is certain, though: it will be the 3 Estate or the 3 Cross Hybrid. The estate model is said to feature a wide range of storage compartments and attachment fittings, as well as a rear seat bench that folds plat, to optimize functionality.

Based on the same platform as the 3 Sedan, the estate should be available at launch with the same pair of 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engines: a naturally aspirated version producing 125hp (126PS) and 155Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque, and a turbocharged variant with 154hp (156PS) and 210Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque.

By Dan Mihalascu

Story References: PCauto via AutoblogNL



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