The good fit and finish were in big contrast with the unclear, and somehow bland, exterior design.
Soon after it was revealed and that the car will be offered in Europe, it was crash-tested. It was a test where other Chinese brands failed to get over two stars, on older and more permissive standards. But the 3 Sedan from Qoros passed with flying colors
The most controversial theme of the Qoros was the design. The front headlights are close to what the Czech brand Skoda had on their Octavia compact-class sedan. The taillights were somehow similar to the rear lights of a Volkswagen Phaeton. Moreover, the connection between the C-pillar and the main body was similar to the same part of a BMW 3-Series.
Inside, the german inspiration was clear. It was unclear which brand's layout dominated more. For the upper part, the Audi A4 or the Volkswagen Passat B6 seemed the theme inspiration, while the climate control unit looked very close to a BMW 3-Series.
The Executive Director of Vehicle Engineering was Klaus Schmidt, a former senior manager at BMW M-Power division. Probably he had the key to the Qoros 3 sedan design. He announced that the car will have two engine variants. Another 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engine was on the way at the time of the Qoros 3 Sedan launch.