Qoros - K-EV Concept
Qoros Debuts Its Super EV at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show;
Acceletrating Growth with Two-Pronged Strategy
[April 19, 2017, Shanghai]—Qoros Automotive Co., Ltd. (Qoros Auto) is showcasing the progress of its two-pronged strategy highlighted by an array of world-class products at Auto Shanghai 2017 (Shanghai Auto Show). The Qoros booth sees the Qoros Model K-EV, a high-performance electric vehicle (EV), taking center stage. Alongside this all-new concept model, the engineering test car with QamFree engine, the Qoros 5 SUV, the Qoros 3 Sedan, the Qoros 3 Hatch, the Qoros 3 City SUV, and the Qoros 3 GT make an exciting display for Qoros at the world’s largest auto show.
“Qoros is committed to deliver world-class quality products that offer innovative and premium customer experience,” said Dr. Leon Liu, Chief Executive Officer of Qoros Auto. “The stronger than ever product display at the Shanghai Auto Show demonstrates our commitment to the auto market and our strong capability to provide the customers with future oriented new products shaped by the essence of the Qoros’ New Premium brand positioning.”
Qoros Model K-EV making its global debut
Making its global debut in Shanghai, the Qoros Model K-EV shines as one of the brightest stars in the auto show. This high-performance premium EV, powered by cutting-edge technologies, will lead the charge for Qoros to make a strong entry to the new energy vehicle market.
Equipped with the most advanced electric drive-line technology, the Model K-EV takes the driver’s breath away with its staggering performance. It only takes 2.6 seconds for the vehicle to accelerate from still to 100km/h, providing exhilarating driving experiences to the driver. The Model K-EV is also fitted with a high-performance battery system, promising a range of over 500km. The application of such proven technologies puts the Model K-EV ahead of ‘concept car’ category and makes it possible for Qoros to bring it to the market in near future. The engineering test car of the Model K-EV will come to the upcoming Guangzhou Auto Show in November, with its market launch planned in 2019.
Defined as a high-performance premium EV, the Model K-EV is created by an international design and engineering team to offer customers premium driving and riding experiences and a taste of future mobility. The unique experiences start with the asymmetric door design. The revolutionary asymmetric door system allows greater possibility for designers to create a distinctive experience for the driver and passengers. The large-sized gull-wing door on the driver’s side automatically opens when activated. The front passenger’s door with a two-hinged system opens outward as a conventional door or slides horizontally alongside if needed. The door on the rear passenger side features a sliding system to ensure maximize convenience and ease of use for passengers entering and exiting the car.
Additionally, the car’s interior has been purposefully designed to create two distinct cabin spaces in the front and rear, providing back-seat passengers with a more comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.
Qoros Model K-EV features “Clever Carbon Cabin” (CCC) technology, a seamlessly-integrated cabin made primarily from carbon fiber. The seamless construction of CCC lends Model K-EV its refined appearance, while aerodynamic design features and sleek body lines help to enhance its performance and increase energy efficiency. The use of this durable material contributes greatly to the lightweight body of the car to achieve better energy efficiency and help reduce “range anxiety”. The CCC technology also maintains vehicle body strength and durability while allowing significant design freedom for designers and engineers.
Two-pronged strategy taking shape to accelerate growth
Qoros is committed to the two-pronged strategy to accelerate its growth. Qoros will continue to sharpen the competitiveness of its conventional engine vehicles by introducing the revolutionary QamFree engine technology while investing in new energy vehicle products and exploring new frontiers including autonomous driving.
At the Qoros booth, the engineering test car with QamFree engine showcases the latest progress in bringing the innovative QamFree technology to life. Jointly developed by Qoros and FreeValve, an affiliated company of Koenigsegg, the QamFree technology plays a critical role in rejuvenating Qoros gas engine models. The technology breakthrough significantly boosts the performance of a traditional engine while reducing its fuel consumption. With a plan for mass production, the QamFree technology was tested in an engineering test car in November 2016. This revolutionary new technology was awarded by the renowned American Publication, Popular Science, as the Top 10 Automotive Innovative in 2016.
With the vision to become a transformational and innovation driven company, Qoros is dedicated to bringing world-class new energy products with innovative experiences to customers. A solid plan has been laid out as the blueprint for tomorrow. The first phase will see the electrification of its existing product models. In the second phase, Qoros will introduce its next generation global energy vehicle (GEV) platform for a whole-new generation of NEV from 2020. The highly flexible GEV platform will enable Qoros to integrate an array of leading technologies to its future NEV products, bringing unrivalled experiences to the customers.
As a young and aspirational auto brand, Qoros continues to strengthen its presence in the world’s most dynamic auto market with an expanding product lineup covering Sedan, SUV and Sports Crossover segments. In late 2017, Qoros will launch an all-new compact SUV targeting younger consumers, fulfilling its promise to introduce more world-class products with premium experiences to the customers.