Posted on: Dec 23, 2012
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Qoros Reveals First GQ3 Sedan

A new Chinese automaker will reveal its first model at the Geneva Motor Show this March, but will this finally be the Chinese-built car with a realistic future in Europe?
New automakers from China seem to be popping up left and right these days, but only a few will actually survive to export cars from the (ironically) decentralized local automotive industry. One of the new brands that's showing potential is Qoros, a joint venture between Chery Automobile and Israel Corporation. And now it has revealed initial images and details of its first model, the GQ3 compact sedan. Set for a live debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the GQ3 is sized to compete with the likes of the Ford Focus and Honda Civic.

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The automaker describes the design as something that'll appeal to "European design tastes" with its long wheelbase, short overhangs, and a four-door coupe silhouette. (We don't see it ourselves, but that's the new buzzword in the business.) It rides on a set of 19-inch wheels for a sportier stance, while the interior includes an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with cloud connectivity. The GQ3 will be the first of a broader model lineup that will later include larger family cars. Along with a host of hi-tech safety features, the GQ3 seems like it may be one of the few Chinese-built cars that may have a realistic future outside of its native country.

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by Jay Traugott
Qoros Reveals First GQ3 Sedan
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