China-made Qoros 3 Sedan gets a 5-star Euro NCAP; Safer than a Mercedes C-Class!

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013 - 11:08am IST

The Qoros 3 Sedan, the first vehicle from Chinese automaker Qoros, has just been tested by the Euro NCAP. And will you believe us if we told you it got a 5-star safety rating? The news does not end there.

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The 3 Sedan has scored the best result for Adult Occupant Protection in Euro NCAP’s 2013 program so far! Just to put things in perspective, the 3 Sedan is rated 95% for Adult Occupant Safety, while the current Mercedes C-Class is rated 82%. The Qoros’ 87% Child Occupant safety once again betters the Merc’s 70% and finally pedestrian safety has been rated at 77% for the Qoros while the C-Class manages a paltry 30%!

Roger Malkusson, Executive Director of Vehicle Integration at Qoros, said –

We have been working towards this result for many years. Our safety team is made up of experts from many different countries and our efforts have been focused on delivering a thoroughly well engineered car that achieved maximum safety scores. We are very proud to have achieved the top rating of five stars.

Qoros 3 Sedan
Qoros 3 Sedan is the first product from the Chinese carmaker. Sales are expected to commence in Europe next year.

Indian Autos Blog has brought you regular updates on Qoros since the brand’s official launch at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March this year. We also had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Malkusson and you can find that interview story here.

Qoros 3 Sedan 5-Star Euro NCAP – Press Release

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5 thoughts on “China-made Qoros 3 Sedan gets a 5-star Euro NCAP; Safer than a Mercedes C-Class!

  1. jay says:

    Seems Chinese are trying to change their image. This is a very good result, seems that they have hired people from all over the world. and with this car they want to conquer the world. This is a luxury car and unfortunately most of the Chinese cannot afford to buy this car, and what they afford is the low quality deathtraps. Just like India.

  2. Raj says:

    Oh, boy! And clueless Indians instantly associate China-made and Chinese makes as “low quality” stuff. This Chinese brand (I know it’s a Chinese-Israeli JV employing global experts) has achieved with their very first product something that Mahindra and Tata cannot even dream of achieving in their ‘n’th products. How sad!

    I think this is a wake up call for the established global car makers from America, Europe, Japan and South Korea. The Chinese cannot be ignored any longer. The established brands better pull up their socks if they don’t want to cede market share to the new kids on the block from the world’s largest car market.

  3. apn r says:

    Hope Indian Car makers start to produce at-least 3-4 star cars

    1. Duston says:

      You stole my words !

    2. jay says:

      @apn r: No company will make safe vehicles until and unless our government makes safety norms compulsory. Apart from that majority of Indian people do not care about safety aspect of the vehicle as well. There is same condition in China like India.


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