Qoros K-EV Concept illustrations revealed ahead of Shanghai
The futuristic electric sedan reportedly shares technology with a Koenigsegg supercar.
Qoros has revealed an illustration of its performance luxury sedan concept ahead of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next week.
Named the Qoros K-EV, the futuristic sedan features a wedge-shaped profile with pontoon-esque fenders, but its most prominent feature are a set of large, translucent doors through which a structural B-pillar is visible. According to some reports, the rear doors can open either conventionally via a front hinge or slide back like those of a minivan.
While the design seems far-fetched, Qoros apparently has plans to produce the car sooner rather than later, as it has chosen a partner with an existing drivetrain ready to drop in. That partner is none other than Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, and the powertrain is reportedly that of the Regera. While the electric plug-in component of the Regera is a likely candidate for the K-EV, it's not clear whether the Regera's internal combustion 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 will make the transition.
Qoros and Koenigsegg have partnered on other technologies, such as the QamFree electronic valve timing system that eliminates the need for traditional camshafts and provides a theoretically infinite variation in tuning for performance and efficiency.
The K-EV is said to have a range of 310 miles and a 0-62 mph time of less than three seconds. Qoros is hoping to produce and sell a version of the K-EV by 2019.