Saturday 20 January 2018

Chinese carmaker sizing up Irish market

Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

FLEDGLING Chinese carmaker Qoros has revealed to Independent Motors that selling its cars here is "certainly on the agenda".

A spokeswoman said no decision has been made yet to make right-hand drive cars for the UK and here, but she added: "We're hoping to find out soon."

The spokeswoman said that target buyers include professionals, under 35 and "likely to be part of the 'always connected' generation".

The new brand will make its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March where its first production model, the small-family saloon, the GQ3, will make its world premiere.

The GQ3 is due to be rolled out in China in the second half of 2013, with the first models arriving in Europe later in the year.

According to the company the line-up will be influenced by German design and safety technology.

Qoros was founded in 2007 as a partnership of China's Chery Automobile and Israel Corporation, a global industry holding company.

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