Chery Omoda 5 EV with 450 km range coming to Malaysia; sub-RM200k Ora Good Cat, Kona EV rival?

Chery Omoda 5 EV with 450 km range coming to Malaysia; sub-RM200k Ora Good Cat, Kona EV rival?

Chery Omoda 5

Not long after the Chery Omoda 5 SUV was opened for booking in China, the Chery Malaysia Facebook page has invited the views and thoughts of Malaysians ahead of the fully electric model’s debut, said the company.

Selected details of the Omoda 5 EV have been revealed in an attached online survey form, namely its peak output figures of 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm of torque, and a 64 kWh battery provides a WLTP-rated range of 450 km. This can be replenished through fast charging from 0-80% in 40 minutes, while slower charging at a lower rate will take five hours.

Also shown here are the dimensions of the Omoda 5 EV, which state that the SUV measures 4,374 mm long, 1,824 mm wide and 1,585 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,630 mm, making this marginally shorter (vs. 4,400 mm) and narrower (vs. 1,830 mm) compared to the internal combustion-powered Omoda 5, if not far off.

Chery Omoda 5 sighted in Malaysia (left)

Chery Malaysia appears to be putting out the feelers for customer sentiment where the fully electric version of the Omoda 5 is concerned, as the survey asks participants to state items such as their favourite part of the vehicle’s exterior and interior, as well as to state what is least liked about the Omoda 5. It also asks survey participants to state what they think are the Omoda 5 EV’s closest competitors, offering suggestions like the Hyundai Kona Electric and the GWM Ora Good Cat.

The internal combustion version of the SUV has been confirmed for launch in Malaysia, and our market will be among the first international destinations out of China to receive the Omoda 5, with the other markets being Australia and Europe.

The B-segment SUV from the Chinese brand has been sighted wearing camouflaged bodywork whilst running on Malaysian roads earlier this week, and the carmaker is also set to commence CKD local assembly operations in the country. This will be one of two such operations in the region, as plans for assembly in Indonesia were announced earlier this year.

Go on, have your say on the Chery Omoda 5 EV; what do you think of the electric B-segment SUV?

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Civic Turbo 2018 on Jul 08, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Must check battery replacement cost

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    • Ollie on Jul 09, 2022 at 12:48 am

      Still wondering the failed local Iriz Ev

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      • Celup King on Jul 11, 2022 at 5:16 pm

        Still waiting for promised P2 hybrid since 2003. Baby pun dah besar boleh undi sekarang tapi P2 maseh tiup habuk hybrid.

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      • carnut on Oct 21, 2022 at 8:12 am

        Ollie and his rubbish.. how can there be a “failed” local iriz EV, when there never even was a local iriz EV?

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  • Jom Global on Jul 08, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    It will compete with
    Benz EQA 66,5kWh powerbank, 140kW Motor
    Chery Omado 5 EV 64kWh powerbank, 150kW Motor

    Both also have Gasoline, Powerbank EV version

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  • Bieight8 on Jul 08, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    400nm and fwd will be fantastic in the wet…

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  • EVobser on Jul 08, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Pricing….Pricing …. Most Important.

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  • SmartConsumer on Jul 12, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    This Ora series was designed personally by the ex-head Porsche designer. This is his first masterpiece in this company. Its gonna be a collectible. I believe there will be limited units sold in Malaysia

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