Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept Previews Possible B-Segment SUV

Qoros has lifted the veils off its 2 SUV PHEV Concept, a subcompact crossover study which points to “possible future design, technology and product expansion strategies for the brand.”

Featuring plug-in hybrid technology and a new design theme, the Qoros 2 SUV PHEV is aimed at trendy, creative young people and hints at a possible B-segment production SUV. If given the green light for production, the Qoros 2 SUV PHEV would become the brand’s smallest model (4,181mm long, 2,030mm wide, 1,553mm high and with a 2,600mm wheelbase), as the brand’s current lineup only includes C-segment models: the 3 Sedan, 3 Hatch and 3 City SUV.

Combining SUV design features with dynamic coupe upper body lines, the Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept also looks rugged thanks to its long wheelbase, short overhangs and wide track. The most striking details are the vertically-orientated front and rear lamp clusters and the open V-shaped front bumper. The 2 Concept is the first vehicle designed by Qoros to showcase a new vertical styling theme.

The colors and finishes seen on the study pay homage to Chinese tradition: the exterior color is “Misty Cyan”, a light green/blue inspired by “Ru Kiln” porcelain, while the red accent details are “Cinnabar Red”.

The study features a panoramic glass roof which incorporates a Chinese pattern in white jade, traditionally used in Chinese windows. The roof features a QR code which directs viewers to the Qoros website.

Although no photos of the interior were released, Qoros says the cabin has a simple, minimalist design based on bold graphics. The interior incorporates horizontal lines and the “floating” upper instrument panel. A digital instrument cluster with a full color display is linked to the pop-up drive mode controller in the floor console, while the Qoros Multi Media Hub (MMH) is the central focus of the dash.

The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept’s powertrain consists of the next-generation small displacement turbocharged gasoline engine powering the front wheels, two high-capacity electric motors powering the rear wheels through an Electric Rear Axle (ERA) drive system and ultra-high density batteries incorporated into the chassis floor structure.

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