Qoros 3 Q•LECTRIC.

Editor Wakesho

Qoros can go from 0–62mph in 7sec, it is a full electric vehicle with white piping and stitching on the black leather seats .A feature that is unique to the hatchback plus an iPad-like touchscreen infotainment system dominates the dash. You can be able to pre-plan a route via an app and load it into the car’s system. It also works with social media, letting you tell your friends where you are, while all functions are controlled by familiar swipes.

This has a total range of 350km (217 miles) and a top speed of around 101mph.The 2,690mm wheelbase means rear legroom is good, and this is matched with adequate headroom. The back seats split and fold. With the seats in place.

Acceleration is brisk but hardly class-leading given the engine’s size, although Qoros claims the drivetrain is tuned for economy rather than raw performance. The gearbox doesn’t have a sports mode, and when you use the manual mode, a dash prompt tells you when to shift to maximize efficiency. But it makes more sense to leave it in auto mode.

The interior is finished to a high standard with plenty of soft plastic and good-quality leather. The only negative is the centre console armrest; it’s easy to catch a finger on the stiff push/pull mechanism.

key specs include:

  • Engine: 1.6-litre 4cyl turbo
  • Power: 156bhp
  • Transmission: Six-speed auto, front-wheel drive
  • 0–62mph/top speed: 9.7 secs/130mph
  • Economy/CO2: 43mpg/152g/km

Cargo space

The space can accommodate all your luggage while you are on transit.