Qoros: - Chery/Israeli JV gets motoring

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    Qoros: - Chery/Israeli JV gets motoring

    Post by patpending on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:20 pm

    I've just read a positive review of (sit down in) the Qoros GQ3 in auto, motor + sport - making a lot of the car's German-style design under Gerd-Volker Hildebrand.

    I idly wondered if they were also offering Italian levels of reliability. Wink

    Production is due to begin in "Changshu" (Xiangsu?) this summer with first European imports by winter.

    Apparently the car is Octavia-sized: it looks very Mondeo-esque.


    Engines: 1.6 petrol, with and without turbo, up to 150PS. Later, 1.2 petrol and diesel.

    a,m+s presents it as the first quality Chinese car...(MG is not mentioned).

    This from AutoExpress:

    Like Skoda, the Chinese firm is planning to release a new model every six months as it bids to expand rapidly. The Qoros models will be built at a new factory, currently under construction in China. The plant will have an initial capacity of 150,000, but this can be expanded to 450,000 given sufficient demand.
    Qoros was established in 2007, and is a joint venture between Chery Automobile – the firm which also has a joint venture agreement with Jaguar Land Rover to build cars in China – and Israeli holding company Israel Corporation.
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/geneva-motor-show/62408/qoros-gq3-geneva

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