Qoros 3

2013 Qoros 3

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  • Qoros 3
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    126
  • Torque @ RPM:
    144
  • Displacement:
    1.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
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The Qoros 3 made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. The sedan is a Chinese car that looks to crack the western market.

The new Qoros automotive brand is looking to go International with their cars. Chinese cars do not have a great sales history in Europe or the United States, but the new brand is trying to change all of that.

The first car that will be available for sale is the Qoros 3 Sedan. The compact sedan was designed with marketing to China and Europe in mind. Unlike other cars to have come out of China that have a reputation of being knockoffs, the new car has styling all its own. Beyond what looks like good styling, the company is promising to build a quality car. If the quality can match the styling of the car then Qoros could do for the Chinese car market what Honda did for the Japanese market.

Beyond the compact sedan that is close to production, a 3 hybrid hatchback concept was also presented in Shanghai. A 3 Estate concept was also unveiled at the show, which showed the direction that the young company wants to take their cars.

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Chinese Automaker Qoros Will Be The First To Use Freevalve's Camless Engine Technology

Chinese Automaker Qoros Will Be The First To Use Freevalve’s Camless Engine Technology

You probably overlooked the "Qamless" Concept at the Beijing auto show

Earlier this year, I brought you the breakdown on the FreeValve camless engine and how it worked. The technology itself had been fiddled with for a while from various companies, but up until now, it hasn’t been a feasible option to use production vehicles, so the camless engine has yet to take off. Well, all that is about to change, as Freevalve – a sister company of Koenigsegg – has found a home for its camless engine with Chinese automaker Qoros.

It was probably one of the most unnoticed vehicles, but a Qoros concept named “Qamless” was actually on display at the Beijing Auto Show this year along with a display model of the freevalve engine sitting next to it. The concept car was based on the Qoros 3 Hatchback that is already on sale in the Chinese market. There is no telling when the concept car will move over into production, but Freevalve’s CEO Urban Carlsson has said that the partnership between freevalve and Qoros will help the company move into a production application.

For those of you who don’t know about Freevalve’s camless engine, it uses pneumatic-hydraulic-electric direct valve control that, in theory, allows infinite valve timing and cylinder deactivation. The engine doesn’t have the need for a throttle body and relies on pressurized air and oil for vital operation functions. As Christian von Koenigsegg has put it, the switch to camless engines is comparable to the leap from carburetors to direct injection. It is impossible to say how long it will take for the camless engine to hit major manufacturers, or if it ever will. Surely, that will depend on how reliable and efficient the engine proves to be when the Qoros Qamless goes into production.

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2015 Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T

2015 Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T

Founded as a joint venture between Chinese automaker Chery and Israel Corporation, Qoros Auto was established in 2007 during a peak time in the development of China automotive industry. It’s main goal is to compete against well-established manufacturers in Europe and Asia before expanding to other continents. After signing a cooperation agreement with Magna Steyr in 2009, Qoros completed its first prototype in 2011. Two years later, the first production car, the Qoros 3, made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. On sale in China since late 2013, the 3 Sedan also spawned a hatch and a wagon, all of which were penned by ex-Mini designer Gert Hildebrand. As we pass onto the 2015 model year, Qoros is launching the fourth vehicle underpinned by its front-wheel-drive platform. This time it’s a crossover that goes by the name 3 City SUV.

As the name suggests, we’re dealing with a compact, car-like crossover. In fact, the City SUV is just a perched 3 hatch with plastic cladding around the edges and no off-road skills whatsoever. With Qoros one of the many Chinese automakers that could start selling cars in North America, we decided to take a closer look at this crossover and find out whether it would be a good fit for the U.S. market or not. Check out the full details after the break.

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2013 Qoros 3

2013 Qoros 3

The Qoros 3 made its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. The sedan is a Chinese car that looks to crack the western market.

The new Qoros automotive brand is looking to go International with their cars. Chinese cars do not have a great sales history in Europe or the United States, but the new brand is trying to change all of that.

The first car that will be available for sale is the Qoros 3 Sedan. The compact sedan was designed with marketing to China and Europe in mind. Unlike other cars to have come out of China that have a reputation of being knockoffs, the new car has styling all its own. Beyond what looks like good styling, the company is promising to build a quality car. If the quality can match the styling of the car then Qoros could do for the Chinese car market what Honda did for the Japanese market.

Beyond the compact sedan that is close to production, a 3 hybrid hatchback concept was also presented in Shanghai. A 3 Estate concept was also unveiled at the show, which showed the direction that the young company wants to take their cars.

Hit the jump to read more details about the Qoros 3.

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