Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Qoros launched the model 5 in October 2015, ahead of the Guangzhou Auto Show, and the carmaker stated that it will focus on the Chinese market before trying to reach other countries.
The Chinese-Israeli joint-venture introduced the Qoros 5 aimed at the compact crossover segment, playing in the same league as the Kia Sportage and other similar vehicles. Still, the young automaker was reluctant to expand to other countries since it wasn't very sure about its export capabilities. So, later on, Qoros opened its sales departments in Russia and Europe.
With lines that resembled other vehicles, such as the Range Rover Evoque at the front, and the Kia Sportage at the back, the 5 was not exactly an all-original design. In addition, the grille looked similar to some European vehicles, such as Peugeot, but instead of the Lion badge in the middle, it sported a Q-sign on the upper side. But, all in all, the proportions were right, and the flared wheel arches gave the vehicle an off-road stance, even though it was more of a curb-carver than a trail-ready car.
Inside, the design was more original, with an upper area that included the center air vents and elegant satin-metallic trim. On the center stack, the carmaker installed the infotainment system. The 5 offered room for five adults, with front bucket seats and a bench for three in the back. Yet, the floor's shape didn't leave much room for the middle-seated passenger.
Under the hood, Qoros added a turbocharged mill that produced a healthy 160 horsepower paired with a six-speed automatic.
ENGINE SPECS - 1.6L Turbo 6AT (156 HP)
|Power:||115.1 KW @ 5500 RPM|
156 HP @ 5500 RPM
154 BHP @ 5500 RPM
|Torque:||155 lb-ft @ 1750-5000 RPM|
210 Nm @ 1750-5000 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Multipoint Injection|