Qoros Model K-EV Opens Its Crazy Doors

7 months ago by Jeff Perez 5

Qoros Model K-EV

Too bad it’s just a concept.

Together with Koenigsegg, Chinese automaker Qoros has released in full its new luxury concept at Auto Shanghai in its home country – and it’s surprisingly lovely, as strange as it may be. It’s called the K-EV, and of course, the moniker signifies it electric tendencies. We’ve already seen a few leaked images of the concept earlier in the week, but now we get a closer look at exactly what the Chinese automaker has to offer.

Qoros Model K-EV

Stretching out to 201.3 inches (5 meters) long, the K-EV puts to use four electric motors rated at 870 horsepower (648 kilowatts) combined. The concept is supposedly aimed directly at competitors like the Tesla Model S, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid, and similar electric and hybrid luxury options in the segment.

From a standstill, it will sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in “less than 2.7 seconds,” and reportedly continue on to a limited top speed of 162 mph (260 kmh). The battery pack allows for a range of more than 300 miles (482 kilometers), and can be recharged via plug or by inductive charging, the latter of which can be controlled remotely.

Qoros Model K-EV

A carbon-fiber monocoque chassis gives the cabin a sporting theme, while a central screen with a touch-pad interface and a digital gauge cluster further promotes the futuristic theming found on the exterior. The rest of the cabin gets a minimalistic feel, with grey cloth (wool?) seats and teal accents on the door panels.

Speaking of the doors – not only are they transparent, but also asymmetrical. On the left side we see a front gullwing with a sliding rear. On the right, we see a standard front with the same sliding rear. Combine that setup with LED headlights and taillights, a luxurious-looking front and rear fascias, and a strangely angled suggesting the possibility for solar panels.

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5 responses to "Qoros Model K-EV Opens Its Crazy Doors"

  1. Rich says:

    There’s a book called “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum” by Alan Cooper. Someone needs to send their management team multiple copies.

  2. Bob Nan says:

    Excellent Design, but please make a regular door in the front, so that the sun-roof can be provided and the driver and the co-passenger can enjoy some open air driving. There is no benefit with the gullwing other than false show-off during opening and closing with the vehicle being idle.

    Sliding doors are great, may be the front doors can also be sliding and that will be nice.

    The other vehicles with asymmetric doors like Saturn-Ion, Mini Clubman (earlier version), Hyundai Veloster are flops.

  3. Paul Smith says:

    Here in Canada, that door might have to lift 50lbs of frozen water in the winter.

    1. Bob Nan says:

      Very valid point Paul.

      The gullwing or falcon doors are just for a show off in 2 seater Coupes which are used by just 1 or 2 passenger drives and that too mostly in summer.

      Not for winter, not for colder weather.

      And they also know the delays that Tesla suffered with their Model-X because of Falcon wing.

      Hope Tesla goes with normal doors in Model-Y.

  4. arne-nl says:

    How nice that you can make up your specs as you please.

    0-100 km/h in less than 3 sec? No prob.

    Range of 500 km? Just said it.

    870 hp? Got it.

    Of course without a clue as to how produce it other than: Tesla does it, so why can’t we?).

    Am I supposed to be impressed?