Qoros to launch second model at 2014 Geneva Motor ShowFri, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800
The second car to be built by the fledgling Qoros car maker will be revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Chinese firm announced today.
These new pictures are the first sight of the new model, which will go on sale in China in 2014. Although only these two shadowy teaser images have been published, they appear to show a bigger family car, perhaps an SUV.
The nose is dominated by a large Q badge and the design features LED lighting. It's hard to tell from these early publicity shots, but the styling looks remarkably slick and deliberately European in flavour.
Qoros is a new start-up and has only shown the 3 saloon model so far; it launched that model at the 2013 Geneva show and this second Qoros will share the 3's running gear, which suggests it'll be a front-wheel drive model.
The Qoros 3 achieved a five-star safety rating in the 2013 Euro NCAP tests, the first Chinese car to manage this feat.
The company is staffed by an array of high-profile staff, including the head of design Gert Hildebrand. He was formerly the styling chief at Mini, but was poached by the upstart Chinese car maker to craft a new range from scratch.
Qoros aims to launch at least one new model every year and once it is established in China, it plans European sales to follow.
Stay tuned to MSN Cars in the weeks ahead, as we build up to the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014.
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By Tim Pollard, managing editor, MSN Cars