A teaser image and video clip of an upcoming compact SUV from aspiring Chinese luxury car maker Qoros, dubbed the Qoros HQ3 Cross, has broken cover ahead of the brand's world debut at next year’s 2013 Geneva motor show.
Following sketches revealing its first production model, a compact sedan, and two concept cars, the Qoros HQ3 Cross teasers give an insight into the company’s determination to crack the Chinese and European markets with its range of Chinese-built vehicles.
The Qoros HQ3 Cross is believed to share its platform with the company’s GQ3 compact sedan, and team a four-cylinder petrol engine with either a conventional manual transmission or a dual-clutch automatic option. According to some early reports, a performance SUV model, dubbed XQ3, may also be added to the Qoros line-up by 2015.
The image (pictured top) – seen on Chinese website Auto Sohu –shows a stocky, big-wheeled, futuristic-looking two-door compact SUV with a sharp line separating the car’s canopy from its mid section and a highly accentuated line from the C-pillars out towards the tail-lights.
The clip shows Qoros’ head designer, former Mini design director Gert Volker Hildebrand, explaining the process of how an idea for a car like the HQ3 Cross becomes a full-scale model.