Shanghai Auto Show: Qoros Debuts In China

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
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BMW Mini’s former chief designer Gert Hildebrand and Volkswagen’s former North America vice chief Volker Steinwascher enjoyed the adolations of the adoring masses when they unveiled their new Qoros brand at the Shanghai Auto Show.

The new brand is a joint venture between China’s Chery and Israel’s Israel Corp..

The company plans to start production with the Qoros 3 sedan at an initial capacity of 150,000 units.

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  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Apr 22, 2013

    @Niky The pickup is called a Foton Tunland, they are selling them in Australia. I do think once they iron some of the bugs out of it, it will be a good pickup. I do think they are optimistic on pricing though. It's actually bigger than our new midsizer ie Amarok and Ranger. The bed is a bee's dick under 8'. The pickup has a Borg Warner tx case, Bosch electronics as well, all relatively good equipment. The Cummins is the 2.8 ISF, this is the same engine that will be going into the Nissan Titan. Cummins and Nissan have done great work with the engine. It's 2.8 litres developing over 200hp and over 400ftlb of torque. It will not require AddBlue either. The link below is on the Ford Escort which will be made in China for the Chinese market. Very interesting story, especially if you consider Ford Australia also designed the global Ranger and BT50. ford-australias-great-china-hope-just-dont-tell-anyone

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    • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Apr 22, 2013

      Big Al, As far as units of measurement go, is a "bee's dick" larger or smaller than a RCH?

  • JSF22 JSF22 on Apr 22, 2013

    I don't know whether it will be Qoros, but eventually someone will successfully synthesize European design and feel, Asian build quality, and low manufacturing cost, and make a killing.

  • Pig_Iron ASTC 3.0 AM radio was successfully demonstrated at CES. It is a common standard shared with terrestrial television, so the audio equipment is commonized for broadcasters. And no royalty fees to pay, unlike HDRadio which has been a less than stellar success. 📻
  • Art Vandelay Crimes that are punished with fines encourage abuse by those enforcing them. If it is truly dangerous to the public, maybe jail or give the offenders community service. People’s time tends to be very valuable to them and a weeks lost work would certainly make a high earner think twice. If it isn’t a big danger why are police enforcing it (outside of raising money of course). Combine it with a points system. When your points are gone you do a week imitating Cool Hand Luke.
  • Cha65697928 High earners should pay less for tickets because they provide the tax revenue that funds the police. 2-3 free speeding tix per year should be fair.
  • Art Vandelay So the likely way to determine one’s income would be via the tax return. You guys are going to be real disappointed when some of the richest folks pay no speeding fine the same way they minimize their taxes
  • Teddyc73 A resounding NO. This has "Democrat" "Socialism" "liberalism" "Progressivism" and "Communism" written all over it.