Chinese carmaker reveals over-the-top concept in Beijing.
Unlike many auto shows like Geneva, Detroit, and New York that were canceled this year due to the pandemic, the 2020 Beijing Motor Show opens its doors to the public this week. We've already seen several concepts debut at the show such as the Honda SUV e-concept and the Lynk & Co Zero Concept.
Now, Qoros Auto, the Chinese firm that co-developed the K-EV Supercar Concept with Koenigsseg using the same plug-in hybrid powertrain as the Regera, has presented a new striking sedan concept called the Milestone that previews the automaker's new design language for future electric sedans.
Styling-wise, the concept features "four-corner daytime running lights," an illuminated Qoros logo, a long hood, and a coupe-style sloping roofline. Elsewhere, the concept is fitted with large aerodynamic wheels and cameras replacing traditional side mirrors.
Qoros describes the crisp bodywork as a "sexy curved surface." The resulting design is a stylish mix of sharp design lines and soft curves. In terms of dimensions, the Milestone Concept measures 196.8 inches long, 78.7 inches wide, and 55.1 inches high.
The concept's most distinctive exterior design feature, however, has to be the futuristic sliding doors. Activated by gesture-controlled handles with motion sensors, the doors extend out and slide across the front fenders.
Inside, the sliding front seats can be moved all the way back if the rear seats are closed to increase the cabin space, turning the four-door concept into a two-seater when driving in autonomous mode.
Pressing a button on the retractable steering wheel can also turn the windshield into a giant screen. This novel, high-tech infotainment system is controlled by a detachable remote control mounted on the steering wheel to keep passengers entertained during autonomous driving. Powering the Qoros Milestone is a fully electric powertrain, but performance and range details are being kept under wraps.