2023 Chery Omoda 5 in Malaysia – CKD SUV with 1.5T, CVT, ADAS; Q2 launch; priced between X50 and HR-V

Chery Omoda 5

The Chery Omoda 5 is a compact SUV that will be launched in Malaysia to compete against the Honda HR-V and Proton X50. Before that happens, we’re bringing you a full gallery of the model that is on track to go on sale sometime in the second quarter of this year.

UPDATE: The Chery Omoda 5 has been launched in Malaysia, with pricing starting from RM109k.

Measuring 4,400 mm long, 1,830 mm wide, 1,585 mm tall and with a wheelbase that spans 2,630 mm, the Omoda 5 is a little larger when compared to its named rivals. For context, the Honda HR-V is up to 4,385 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,590 mm tall and its wheelbase is 2,610 mm long, while the X50 is 4,330 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,609 mm tall and with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm.

Under the bonnet, the Malaysian-spec Chery model features a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 147 PS (145 hp) and 230 Nm of torque, with drive going to the front wheels via a CVT. We can confirm that the engine will get Chery’s 10-year/1,000,000-km warranty, which is a standout in the market.

If you’re curious how the Omoda 5’s 230T powertrain stacks up against the turbocharged competition, the HR-V’s 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo four-cylinder makes 181 PS (178 hp) and 240 Nm, while the X50’s 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder serves up either 177 PS (174 hp) and 255 Nm in TGDi form or 150 PS (148 hp) and 226 in PFI guise.

Chery Omoda 5

The Omoda 5 showcases Chery’s Art in Motion design philosophy, with highlights being a large and borderless front grille that blends seamlessly with slim LED daytime running lights. The main LED headlamps are located closer to the edges of the front bumper under the DRLs, and at the rear, you’ll find wide-width taillights with the Chery script on the trim linking the clusters.

Inside, the horizontal wide dashboard plays host to a digital instrument cluster as well as a central touchscreen, both measuring 10.25 inches. The latter is for the car’s infotainment system that impressively supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while also linked to an eight-speaker Sony sound system.

Touch-sensitive buttons are used for the automatic air-conditioning system (with rear vents), and they are located just beneath the central air vents. Below that is a wireless charger that leads to the two-tier centre console which houses USB ports, a gear selector, electronic parking brake (with auto brake hold), a media dial and buttons for the around-view monitor, infotainment home screen, drive modes and hazard lights.

Boot space is 360 litres, inclusive of underfloor storage, and is expandable to 1,075 litres with the 60:40 split-folding seats down. The boot area also has a removable tonneau cover as well as a space saver spare tyre.

Chery Omoda 5

In terms of kit, this Omoda 5 comes equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels with red accents on the spokes and 215/55 profile GitiComfort F50 tyres, keyless entry and engine start, a powered sunroof, a powered tailgate, leather upholstery, powered front seats as well as front and rear armrests. As for safety and driver assistance, there are six airbags, the usual array of passive systems, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and autonomous emergency braking.

We were told the specifications and equipment found on this car will be exactly what we’ll be getting when the Omoda 5 is launched here. The SUV will be a locally-assembled (CKD) model from the start, and as for the all-important pricing, we weren’t provided with any figure(s) for now.

The only bit of info disclosed to us is the top-spec variant of the Omoda 5 will be between the X50 and HR-V, albeit leaning closer to the Proton rather than the Honda. For context, the highest variant of the HR-V with the VTEC Turbo engine – the V – currently sells for RM134,800 while the X50 in its top Flagship guise retails for RM113,300. Between those two prices, will you consider the Omoda 5 if you’re in the market for a B-segment SUV?

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Bob Mal on Apr 05, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    So you giving us a lower engine specs but then price it in between X50 and HR-V especially when you brand is still a ? here in Malaysia – well then good luck.

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    • Sohai on Apr 05, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      If brand value is important to you then Proton would probably not in your consideration.
      In essence, X50 and the Omada 5 are both china cars with a different badge, you know that right?
      With a rm120k est. Price with the specs, this makes you question what so “local” about X50 as a national car.

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    • Outalingam Crap on May 09, 2023 at 2:02 pm

      Is absolute engine power REALLY that important even for that 1.6L Turbo?

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  • Pangli on Apr 05, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    The interior is like a BMW 3 series selling here.

    But this looks one more fun, it has Gear knob.

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  • tricycle on Apr 05, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    Compared to X50.

    The goods:
    1.Separate control switch for the A/C, wont interfere with the screen.
    2. Small sunroof, Malaysia is very hot weather, panaromic not suitable.
    3. Got Android Auto
    4. Cup holder at the center looks bigger than x50
    5. Prefer the tailights design to x50.
    6. 4 cylinder engine, quiter
    7. Headrest does not potrude too much as in x50. According to x50 fanboy, those who doesn’t follow x50 front headrest design, the car is not safe.
    8. Prefer single piece screen panel.

    The bads
    1. Why cvt? It is very noisy.
    2. Cheap looking plastic center compartment compared to x50
    3. Why only 140hp. even x50 also can give 170++hp with 3 cylinder.
    4. Front uglier than x50

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    • Pros
      9. Powered tailgate
      10. Ambient lighting
      11. Wireless charger
      12. Flat down rear seats
      13. Semi bucket seat
      14. Walkaway auto lock
      15. More advanced adas (rtc,fcda)
      16. Clearer 360
      17. Dual zone ac
      18. All door auto power window
      19. Sequential signal
      20. Ventilated front seats
      21. SONY frickin speakers!!!

      5. Giti tyre????
      6. No rain sensor

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  • This can also tapau CX-30 soon

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  • Ploton on Apr 05, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    In Indonesia, hrv V spec equivalent to us is priced 156k+. Ours is only 135k. Our top spec rs trim is just 145k. Still 7% cheaper than top spec hrv there.

    Omoda 5 top spec there is priced 118k, mind you this is without any special “national” car status.

    X50 here with national car status is already 113k. If we follow hrv ratio of 7% cheaper, price of the Omoda 5 SHOULD be around 110k.

    But we know it will priced higher to protect x50.

    This is why gentleman, we cannot have good things. We are forced to buy our “national” cars

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  • Wireless Charger on Apr 05, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    NOting that these days, many new cars sport wireless charging. I wonder if its safe to place items atop the wireless charger such as gate remote control and other non wireless charging capable phones while charging such phone with wire? Any sifus here can comment?

    Overall the Omoda 5 is a good looking vehicle. Its a pity that it will not be priced competitively as compared to x50 given Chery is trying to revive its fortunes in Malaysia.

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    • no induction coil no electricity no heat no hazard on Apr 05, 2023 at 3:47 pm

      Wireless charging pad is even more safety than an safety feature induction cooker.

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  • Justice on Apr 05, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    Inferior china cars, good luck to those buyers

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  • kckfen on Apr 05, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    10 year engine warranty or 1,000,000km wah that very impressive. Wonder Chery will last 10 yrs in Malaysia or not….

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    • Myth busters on Apr 05, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      1 million km..oh my gaud….before 300,000km..one would have sold it due to unbearable wear n tear n constant repairs of other non critical parts.
      A million km mileage is just a marketing gimmick.
      Why didnt Honda or Toyota give 1 juta km/10 years warranty?

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  • Jeshanraj A/L Kengkathran on Apr 05, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    Awesome thanks for your support

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  • Ben Yap on Apr 06, 2023 at 8:13 am

    5 years later the car’s resale value will be equivalent to a Perodua Kembara.

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  • Ground europe passenger on Apr 06, 2023 at 10:27 am

    For long run toyota cross still the better choice with a proper 4 cylinder 1.8 NA timing chain engine.

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    • RotiTelur on May 02, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      Might as well equip with 4 speed auto for toyota and no need side airbags coz toyota owner drive slow like tortoise. Less electronic less headache.

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  • Omoda 5 simply outspecs all japanese rival, especially toyota cross, so damn ugly. And this is smart

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  • by stander on Apr 06, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    all the comments are from those people who are not even serious to buy the car, sembang kopi bole la, come out money susah

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    • Sohai on Apr 06, 2023 at 10:10 pm

      You need to be wanting to buy the car in order to give an opinion in a car blog?

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  • When open for pre order???

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