Chinese start-up brand Qoros is planning a significant expansion of its model range.
The company is currently ramping up production of its Volkswagen Jetta-size 3 saloon, which will be followed by hatchback and estate versions.
However, Qoros chief designer Gert Hildebrand said the company’s new platform is flexible enough to stretch from a potential VW Golf-size hatch up to a large, seven-seat SUV.
Qoros’s new platform — which recently scored highly in the Euro NCAP crash tests — will use a common 2690mm wheelbase, but it can be shortened by 50mm overall to create a Golf rival or stretched by another 130mm to create a BMW 5-series-size model.
Further flexibility is built into the engineering of the rear overhang, which can be shrunk by 70mm and stretched by as much as 230mm, and the ride height can be varied by as much as 200mm. The platform can also accommodate three different seat heights: 70mm higher for the upcoming hatch-based crossover and higher again for the planned SUV.