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Old 26th September 2013, 12:32   #1
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Default The Chinese 'Qoros 3' gets a Euro NCAP rating of 5 stars!

The 3 Sedan has scored the best result for Adult Occupant Protection in Euro NCAP’s 2013 program so far! Just to put things in perspective, the 3 Sedan is rated 95% for Adult Occupant Safety, while the current Mercedes C-Class is rated 82%. The Qoros’ 87% Child Occupant safety once again betters the Merc’s 70% and finally pedestrian safety has been rated at 77% for the Qoros while the C-Class manages a paltry 30%!



Time for Indian manufacturers to take the safety aspect seriously and not as an expensive option!

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Impressive, very impressive. Talk of making an entry with a bang. I didn't even know what Qoros is. Just found out that the 3 is their first car!

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An ambitious venture between Israel's richest man and one of China's biggest carmakers, Qoros, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week, is betting that Europeans will overlook the Made in China sticker and fall for its western DNA.

"This combination of western technology, western management, coupled with ... Chinese pedigree is actually a winning combination," said Idan Ofer, the Israeli tycoon who has bet $600 million of his company's cash on Qoros winning hearts in Beijing and Berlin.

The early signs from Geneva are encouraging.

Renault Nissan chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn, former Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata and Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer Ralf Speth jostled with industry officials and journalists to admire Qoros' 3 Sedan, one of the show's most popular attractions.

"Mr Tata spent half an hour here yesterday," said Ofer, whose Israel Corporation and state-owned Chinese automaker Chery Automobile each own half of the company. "He was quite amazed. He loved the car."
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Default Re: The Chinese 'Qoros 3' gets a Euro NCAP rating of 5 stars!

Now that's a really great achievement. The Chinese have come out of nowhere and beaten an established brand that's known to produce ultra-safe cars.
China is not known for making any worthwhile cars. I had never even heard of Qoros. I hadn't even heard of Israel or Israelis making anything automotive either. Somehow, this combo seems to have worked and how!
Well done Qoros!
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Time for Indian manufacturers to take the safety aspect seriously and not as an expensive option!
Absolutely. Wake up India!
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Very impressive indeed!
We make fun of anything Chinese, but news like this is a reminder on how well they are advancing. In next 5-6 years I will not be surprised if China branded cars goes mainstream in overseas markets (like how Koreans got on par with Japanese competition).

Our home grown brands like M&M and TATA does have the financial muscle to do something like this, but they are just not bothered I guess (atleast for now).
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Impressive !

Few people in youtube have commented that most of the employees were Ex-SAAB/VOLVO employees, Indian companies always try to develop without inputs from oustide, which might reduce the cost of development but the overall product lacks quality and safety(when compared with the auto giants).
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A 5 Star Euro NCAP rating is a winning ticket to the European market, at least for starters. From the looks of it. Qoros comes across as an already matured and smart manufacturer in most respects. Impressive indeed, considering everything's freshly off the blocks.

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Its impressive that they achieved this with their first car.

From Wikipedia:
Qoros is an invented word. The Q is intended to represent quality, and the whole name to echo the Greek chorus, a collective voice in plays and music, reflecting the multinational nature of the company
Qoros Auto Co., Ltd. is an automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Shanghai, China and a 50:50 joint venture between Chery Automobile and Israel Corporation. It was founded in December 2007 under the name Chery Quantum Automotive Corporation (CQAC); the name was changed to Qoros Auto Co., Ltd. in November 2011.[1] The partners are investing an initial US$1.5 billion in the venture.[2] The first Qoros production model, the Qoros 3, made its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013

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Impressive !

Few people in youtube have commented that most of the employees were Ex-SAAB/VOLVO employees, Indian companies always try to develop without inputs from oustide, which might reduce the cost of development but the overall product lacks quality and safety(when compared with the auto giants).
Seems like that's the case. Here's an ex-Saab employee currently at Qoros Auto: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/roger-malkusson/44/111/892
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There's more to it than meets the eye. Saab was acquired by National Electric Vehicle Sweden BV (NEVS) after GM opposed its sale to Chinese Automakers on grounds of preventing technology transfer to the Chinese.

It gets a bit complicated after this, but you will see the picture emerge:

  • NEVS is actually a subsidiary of National Modern Energy Holdings (NMEH), which is a Hong Kong based company.
  • NMEH itself is a subsidiary of another company, China Dragon Base Holdings.
  • China Dragon Base Holdings is also the holding company of China's State Power company, Dragon Power Company.
  • The CEO of Dragon Power Company is Kai Johan Jiang, who is also amazingly the CEO of NEVS BV that bought the SAAB assets.
  • Ergo, SAAB is a super-subsidiary of a chinese national entity regardless of whatever GM had to say.
  • Quoros is the result of a joint venture between Chery Automotive and an Israeli corporation.
  • Chery Automotive is also a state-owned chinese company.

You may draw your own conclusions.

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Details of Qoros 3 Hatch are available on Carpoint-AU. Please refer below link for their article:

http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/smal...-details-41089

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That is one stunning looking hatch !

http://www.qorosauto.com/en/models/qoros3sedan

Impressive specs/features for the sedan. And priced in the Civic/Altis range.
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That is one stunning looking hatch !

http://www.qorosauto.com/en/models/qoros3sedan

Impressive specs/features for the sedan. And priced in the Civic/Altis range.
+1. Current designers should take out a leaf from it and design a good looking hot hatch. Our market is now flooded with tall boys...and none of them are winning any beauty contests too soon.
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+1. Current designers should take out a leaf from it and design a good looking hot hatch. Our market is now flooded with tall boys...and none of them are winning any beauty contests too soon.
I think the segment in which Qoros hatchback lies, has only good looking hatchbacks. Golf, Bravo, Focus, Cruze, Megane, i30 are all aesthetically pleasing. I think the profit margin in that segment gives the carmakers more budget to spend on design.

Your point is still valid: carmakers don't downscale these designs for lower level hatchbacks (may be Polo is an exception).

Let's hope Qoros designs an even cheaper hatchback and enters India too!
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I have checked cars brochure and it feels premium than any car in D1 or D2 segment. It seems that entire pattern of manufacturing a product is shifting. Hyundai once known to be a budget manufacturer now makes premium cars.

I would buy this car if it is launched close to 15 lakhs here.
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I think the segment in which Qoros hatchback lies, has only good looking hatchbacks. Golf, Bravo, Focus, Cruze, Megane, i30 are all aesthetically pleasing.
Ah...sorry, I should have written that more clearly. The comment was for Indian scenario

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