Chinese vehicle and also every Chinese manufacturer still have a limited stake in any market outside of their territory. This is the reason why automakers from China have been trying to enlarge their presence in markets that are located in the Europe or the United States. In 2007 Chery Automobiles teamed up with Kenon Holdings of Singapore to build brand new Company called Qoros. The upcoming model named Qoros 5 would be the new flagship vehicle for the company. This model will become the largest model in the Qoros line-up, and it will provide good engine capabilities as well as nice exterior and interior design. The upcoming model will debut first in China and subsequently in Europe. Appearance at the auto show in the Europe will be the big step for the Qoros Company.
Qoros 5 – Body and Cabin Appearance:
The upcoming Qoros 5 will be designed by two teams in Munich and Shanghai, and the appearance of this model is not too far from the 3 City SUV. The front band will be slightly improved in comparison to the 3 City SUV, but still, we can expect very similar and imposing front grille. This grille will be connected with the slim headlights that will use the latest LED technology. Below the front grille, we can notice large front bumper that will be fitted with rounded fog lights also powered with LED system. These fog lights will be very useful in the foggy condition, and we all know that weather in China is very often hazy and humid. Furthermore, lower air intakes fitted into the front bumper will provide better engine cooling. The side of the vehicle is very simple and sleek, and the first things you notice are the large alloy wheels 19 inches. At the back, the taillights are also powered with the same system as the headlights while the rear bumper is fitted with two exhaust pipes.
The Qoros manufacturer did not say anything about its interior design, but we assume that the cabin of the new Qoros 5 will be very spacious and comfortable. The cabin will be able to accommodate up to five passengers and to provide them many technology systems. It is not a secret that the interior design of the Qoros 3 was very cheap-looking, however, this time, we expect different design and appearance. We can expect some quality materials inside, but even if there is not any material of high quality, that will not be criticism to Qoros Company considering the price of this model.
Qoros 5 – Engine and Maximum Power Output:
The future Qoros 5 will use the same engine as it was in Qoros 3. That means that a 1.6-liter will power the upcoming vehicle, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with the max power output of 154 hp at 5500 rpm and also torque of 154.9 lb-ft at 1750-5000 rpm. The power from the engine will be transferred to the front wheels’ trough the six-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission system. The acceleration speed from 0 to 60 mph will be in 8 sec, also a top speed is limited to 125 mph.
Qoros 5 – Price and Debut Date:
In the United States, this vehicle will be quite cheaper than in the Europe, and we expect that the starting price for the American market will be around $21.600 which is quite low. The release date of the Qoros 5 should be in Guangzhou auto show this year. Its main rivals are Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Trax, and these two vehicles will certainly beat the new Qoros, but this model has plenty of time for improvement. The biggest improvement is that the resulting model will be more secure than any other Chinese vehicle, according to Euro NCAP crash test rating.