Qoros Auto is to showcase two new concept cars at the Geneva motor show in March, in conjunction with the public debut of its first production model, the Qoros GQ3 compact saloon.
The two concepts, named Cross Hybrid Concept and Estate Concept, have been created to represent the application of the GQ3’s design language on future models. The concepts have been developed under the direction of Qoros’s executive director of design, Gert Volker Hildebrand, the man behind the modern day Mini.
The Cross Hybrid Concept features a petrol-hybrid powertrain, with the engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor driving the rears, allowing for four-wheel drive in limited situations.
The Estate Concept is designed to be a more practical touring variant of the GQ3, featuring a number of different seating and storage options.
The two cars are based on the same ‘intelligent modular vehicle platform’ that underpins the GQ3. Qoros aims to capitalise on the production efficiencies of the shared chassis and rapidly bring new models to market.
The Qoros GQ3 will also be shown for the first time in production guise at the Geneva motor show. It is expected to go on sale in the UK late this year after a summer showroom debut in China.
The GQ3, as well as forthcoming models, will be produced at Qoros’s new assembly plant in Changshu, China.