Qoros 5 SUV teased before Guangzhou debut
The Chinese-Israeli automaker has showcased a number of concepts over the past couple of years since its formation, but its production lineup has consisted so far exclusively of versions of the Qoros 3 – which has bred sedan, hatchback, and even crossover body-styles. The addition of the new Qoros 5 changes that. It's ostensibly larger than even the Qoros 3 City SUV we saw in Geneva earlier this year, helping to broaden the company's reach as it aims to expand outside of the Chinese market and into Europe especially.
Though Qoros has toyed with alternative propulsion for some of its concepts, motivation here will likely come from a version of the 1.6-liter four that powers the Qoros 3 family. The engine has been seen thus far in both atmospheric or turbocharged guises, mated to a six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmission. Expect front-wheel drive to come standard, though all-wheel drive could be an option as well.
The design bears familiar cues to what we've seen on the brand's other products to date. We're also seeing a bit of the Porsche Macan in it – especially around the rear of the greenhouse – as well as some of the Range Rover Evoque around the front fenders, and hints of the Mini Countryman in the rounded tailgate. The team lead by former Volkswagen and Mini designer Gert Hildebrand seems to have made sure it stays on the honest side of the copycats seen driving around China, but also made it look familiarly upscale.
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