Qoros GQ3 – Premium Chinese sedan’s official photos

The official photos of China’s first aspiring premium vehicle and Euro-figher, the Qoros GQ3 has been revealed. Penned by ex-MINI design chief, Gert Volker Hildebrand, the GQ3 is headed for a world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.

The GQ3 showcases styling elements that will be applied across the Chinese brand’s future range of vehicles. The elongated lower front intake emphasise the car’s width, while the rear, is derivative at best, with its Volkswagen Golf inspired LED tail-lights design. The compact sedan looks its best in profile, with its short overhang and generous wheel-base contributing to the car’s sporty proportion.

Inside, the Volkswagen inspired theme continues with its Passat-liked dashboard. The highlight of the cabin is an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which offers smartphone-style swipe technology to allow drivers to control the car’s media, navigation and cloud connectivity functions. The system also features an integrated social networking for those who can’t live without Facebook. In the event of a crash, the infotainment system will automatically alert emergency services.

Qoros made it a point to highlight that the GQ3 has been engineered to achieve the maximum crash test rating both in China as well as Europe.

The Qoros GQ3 is expected to go on sale in China in the second half of 2013 before heading into European showrooms later in the year.