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TMR Team | Oct, 14 2013 | 5 Comments

Chinese-Israeli carmaker Qoros has confirmed plans to expand its line-up beyond the current 3 sedan and its coming wagon and SUV offshoots.

The new Jetta-sized 3 sedan recently became the first Chinese-developed car to achieve a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating, and the only model this year to score 95 percent in adult occupant protection.

Now, news out of Europe is that Qoros is working to launch more vehicles on the 3 line's platform, including designs both smaller and larger than the three models already shown.

Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Qoros design boss Gert Hildebrand said the 3 platform's 2690mm wheelbase can be reduced in length by a further 50mm, or stretched by another 130mm.

The rear overhang can also shrink by 70mm or grow by another 200mm, and seat heights up to 70mm taller than the sedan are possible.

The carmaker has also released artwork for two new models, although details are limited. One is clearly a large sedan similar in size to the BMW 5 Series, while the other looks to be suggest plans for a high-riding seven-seat people mover.

It is unclear at this stage where Qoros will build its new models, although Chinese-based production - alongside the 3 sedan, wagon and SUV - is likely.

The carmaker may also introduce new engines with the larger models, accompanying the 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated and turbocharged engines offered with the small 3 sedan.

Above: the Qoros 3 SUV will soon join its sedan sibling in Europe.
Above: the Qoros 3 SUV will soon join its sedan sibling in Europe.

 
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