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Apart from the GQ3, Chinese freshman Qoros will also be bringing two new concepts based on the C-segment sedan’s platform to the Geneva motor show, which is only weeks away. Called the Cross Hybrid and Estate, the concepts preview possible future compact hatchback crossover and estate spin-offs for the brand.

Qoros says the Cross Hybrid concept features a unique hybrid drive system that can switch between petrol-engined FWD, electric motor RWD and petrol+electric AWD, and that the Estate concept “boasts generous and versatile interior space thanks to a high number of alternative seating and luggage storage options.”

“Intelligent modular vehicle platform technology allows us to create new vehicle concepts quickly and efficiently,” said vice chairman Volker Steinwascher. “The Qoros GQ3 is the first of many models that will be based on this platform, and the technology will allow us to develop a complete model family in a very efficient manner.”