Chinese automaker Qoros has pulled the covers of it’s first medium SUV, the Qoros 5, at this year’s Guangzhou Motor Show in China.
While Qoros’ vehicles initially appeared with a simple and square-set design language, the exterior of the 5 gets slightly more adventurous with a sculpted front bumper and headlights that appear to have been inspired by the Range Rover Evoque.
LED lighting front and rear, and a liberal application of brightwork are in place to reinforce Qoros’ premium aspirations, while the black plastic cladding and bulky front guard vent that extends from the base of the A-pillar serve as reminders of the SUV’s ruggedness.
Qoros even goes so far as to describe the “inherent nobility” of the design, aimed specifically at Chinese consumers.
Inside, the Qoros 5 offers Volkswagen-like interior design, with the show car featuring nutmeg leather trim, Bose audio, a panoramic sunroof, and a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Under the bonnet is a 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, shared with the smaller Qoros 3 range, producing 115kW and 230Nm.
The Qoros 5 also features the brand’s first multi-link rear suspension, however at this stage Qoros hasn’t revealed whether an all-wheel-drive system will be joining the spec sheet.
Available in left-hand- drive only, Qoros has no plans of coming to Australia just yet, but sales are scheduled to begin in China in early 2016, priced from 150,000 yuan (AU$32,300) before being introduced in Europe from 2017.
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