Alongside the 3 Sedan production model, Qoros is showcasing in Geneva two near-production concept cars, the 3 Cross Hybrid Concept and the 3 Estate Concept.
As the names suggest, both are additions to Qoros’ 3 range: a hybrid crossover version and an estate version. The Qoros 3 Cross Hybrid Concept is a crossover model that features a compact hatchback body and a hybrid drivetrain. The car follows the styling themes introduced on the Qoros 3 Sedan, with a more robust and versatile character derived from its crossover shape.
A three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine is installed transversely at the front, an electric motor above the rear axle, and a second electric motor – the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) – is mounted between the petrol engine and the transmission. The interaction of the two drive units and the ISG creates an innovative all-wheel driving experience.
The transition between petrol-engine front-wheel drive, electric motor rear-wheel drive, and an all-wheel drive mode is done by an intelligent control software, depending on the most efficient mode to respond to the driver’s inputs and the prevailing road conditions.
Qoros 3 Estate Concept: station wagon version of the 3 Sedan
The Qoros 3 Estate Concept envisions a future station wagon variant that is especially popular among European motorists. The car uses the same platform and styling of the Qoros 3 Sedan, with an elongated roofline and a large tailgate.
The interior is versatile, with the rear seats folding to leave a flat load floor, and a large number of storage compartments.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 - filed under Geneva Motor Show
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