Qoros 3 was introduced by Stefano Villanti, the firm's sales and marketing boss
He was joined by Qoros VP, Volker Steinwascher
Style Accessories Concept is designed to engage younger buyers
Options include bumper and sill extensions...
...and 18in alloy wheels
The six-strong Qoros 3 lineup starts from RMB 119,900 (£12144) in China, almost £500 less than the MG 6. Prices climb to RMB 167,900 (£17,006). No UK pricing has been set.
The firm’s first series-production model claims to represent a “new premium” class of car in its native market. It will be available with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol engines in naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms. A six-speed manual gearbox is available, but a six-speed dual-clutch automatic is expected to account for the bulk of sales.
The atmospheric engine develops 124bhp and 114lb ft, and when mated to the manual transmission, records a 11.6sec 0-62mph time. The turbocharged version produces 154bhp and 154lb ft, cutting acceleration to 9.7sec. Qoros claims fuel economy of up to 46mpg.
The chassis feature MacPherson struts at the front and a twist beam rear axle.
The Qoros 3 Sedan is 1839mm wide, 4615mm long and has a wheelbase of 2690mm, meaning that it straddles the dimensions of the MG 5 and MG 6. Qoros claims impressive cabin space, and an 8in touchscreen and cloud connectivity are among available features.
It was the first car to be developed in China to achieve a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
Qoros has also revealed a ‘Style Accessories Concept’ showcasing a range of accessories, including a bodykit and 18in alloy wheels, which will be available to order next year.
Earlier this month, Qoros opened its first dealer site in Nanjing. Bosses say further dealer and service sites are in development.