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.
As well as its new rear tailgate, the 3 hatchback gets new rear-light clusters, a new front grille, new bumper and different fog lights to set it apart from the saloon. Qoros says these elements create a "bolder face" for the hatchback.
Inside, the five-seat hatchback shares many of its features with the saloon, although new colour combinations and materials have been added. An eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system is included as standard.
Featured as part of the 3's infotainment suite is QorosCloud, which offers 3G-based services like vehicle monitoring, social networking and "enhanced navigation".