The new C-segment hatchback draws heavily on the styling of the 3 saloon and is designed to appear youthful and sporty. The 3 hatch is based on the same modular platform as its larger saloon sibling but features new C-pillars and bodywork as well as a new rear roof cross-member, which Qoros says helps to maintain rigidity.
Both cars also share a wheelbase, but the hatchback is 177mm shorter than the saloon. Qoros says that by keeping the saloon's relatively long wheelbase the hatch will offer "generous interior space for a vehicle in the compact segment".
The saloon and hatch also share the same 1.6-litre naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines, offered in league with a six-speed manual gearbox and an optional dual-clutch automatic transmission. Performance figures for the hatchback have yet to be revealed, but the 124bhp naturally aspirated 1.6-litre engine is enough to propel the 3 saloon to 62mph in 11.6sec, dropping to 9.7sec when powered by the 154bhp turbocharged unit.