Chinese-Israeli car manufacturing firm Qoros released further details and images of its new Qoros 3 Hatch model ahead of its public debut at Geneva Motor Show next month. Basically a hatchback version of the Qoros 3 sedan, the hatch has been designed with European standards in mind.
Qoros 3 Hatch is nothing like the premium Euro hatchbacks as the Chinese car maker says, but it is an acceptable car capable of holding its own in this crowded and tough segment. Measuring 4.4-metre in length, Qoros 3 Hatch boasts plentiful interior space and cargo capacity, and a rigid structure, which Qoros hopes will help the Hatch get five stars from EuroNCAP, just like its sedan sister did.
The Hatch will launch with four trim specifications of Essence, Experience, Experience Plus and Elegance, offering segment-first features such as eight-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system, Qoros MMH, and QorosQloud connected services platform, standard on all models.
The stdanrd kit also includes keyless go, air-conditioning, dual rear ventilation outlets, a four-speaker 100-watt audio system and an anti-theft alarm and immobiliser system. Chinese cars have always been well-quipped, especially in terms of gadgets and gizmos, and the Qoros is no exception.
Qoros 3 Hatch and Sedan are both powered by the same range of four-cylinder 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines combined with either six-speed manual or six-speed DCT (dual-clutch automatic) transmissions.
The naturally-aspirated unit develops 93 kW (126 bhp) and maximum torque of 155 Nm, and takes 11.6 second to hit 100 km/h. The turbo variant, meanwhile, boasts 115 kW (156 bhp) and 210 Nm of torque, which means 0 to 100 takes 9.7 seconds. Still slow, but better than the former.
Like the sedan version, Qoros 3 Hatch will be first launched in China and then gradually makes it way to Europe.