Chery Omoda E5 EV

  • Chery Omoda E5 EV in showrooms this weekend – open for booking ahead of March launch, RM160k est

    Chery Omoda E5 EV in showrooms this weekend – open for booking ahead of March launch, RM160k est

    Chery has announced that the Omoda E5 EV will be in showrooms nationwide from this weekend, February 24. The order books for the electric SUV are open, with an estimated price of RM160,000. The official launch of the E5 will be in March.

    We’ve showed you the Omoda E5 in pre-production form before, but the red car you see here is in the exact specs that Malaysia gets. There will be a sole powertrain with a front-mounted electric motor with 204 PS (150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, which pushes the SUV fro 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. The battery is a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) unit, good for 430 km of range in the WLTP cycle.

    For charging, the Omoda E5 supports AC charging at a max rate of 9.9 kW, as well as DC fast charging of up to 80 kW; the latter capable of getting the battery from 30-80% state of charge in 30 minutes. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that allows the car to deliver up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and devices.

    Chery Omoda E5 EV in showrooms this weekend – open for booking ahead of March launch, RM160k est

    The EV looks similar to the ICE-powered Omoda 5 from all angles except for the front end, where the E5 gets an active grille shutter that opens and closes depending on the motor temperature and aerodynamic requirements. That also means that the ICE car’s trademark studded grille is no more – is this better for you?

    The electric Omoda also comes with one-pedal driving support, a creep function and something called pocket brake, which activates emergency braking when the ‘Park’ button is pressed while driving. Chery says that its EV has safely passed a ‘water wading test’ and ‘bottom scrapping test’.

    In the kit department, the Omoda E5 comes with LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a powered sunroof, powered tailgate, puddle lamps, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control (with rear vents), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.

    Chery Omoda E5 EV in showrooms this weekend – open for booking ahead of March launch, RM160k est

    Chery markets the latter as a ‘24.6-inch curved 2K HD dual-screen’. The infotainment system is powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC) and includes support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    As for driver assistance systems, there’s a 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, lead vehicle departure alert, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Chery calls the bundle ADAS 2.5.

    Registration of interest for the Omoda E5 has been open since December last year, but we now have an official estimated price of RM160,000. That’s significantly higher than the RM108,800 to RM118,800 Chery is charging for the ICE O5, but it undercuts the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range‘s sticker price of RM167,800. What do you think of the E5’s looks and package?

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia, production spec

     
     
  • 2024 Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia full gallery – up to 430 km EV range; 204 PS; AEB, ACC; March launch

    2024 Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia full gallery – up to 430 km EV range; 204 PS; AEB, ACC; March launch

    Ahead of the local launch of the Chery Omoda E5 next month, we’re bringing you a full gallery of the EV version of the Omoda 5 for your viewing pleasure. While previous units of the Omoda E5 we covered were pre-production cars, the one you see here is in the exact specification that Malaysians will get.

    First up, the powertrain features a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, which is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds. Powering the motor is a Blade lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery with an energy capacity of 61 kWh.

    Chery claims a power consumption of 14.5 kWh/100 km, with a full charge delivering as much as 430 km of range following the WLTP standard. The Omoda E5 supports AC charging at a max of 9.9 kW as well as DC fast charging of up to 80 kW, the latter capable of getting the battery from a 30-80% state of charge in just 30 minutes. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that allows the EV to act like a mobile power bank, delivering up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and devices.

    The Omoda E5 comes equipped with an active grille shutter that opens and closes depending on the motor temperature and aerodynamic requirements. It also has one-pedal driving support, a creep function and something called pocket brake, which activates emergency braking when the ‘Park’ button is pressed while driving.

    Equipment seen on this Omoda E5 include LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a powered sunroof, a powered tailgate, puddle lamps, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone climate control (with rear vents) as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system is powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC) and includes support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    In terms of driver assistance systems, there’s a 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, lead vehicle departure alert, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

    Registrations of interest for the Omoda E5 have been open since December last year but there’s still no word on official pricing. At present, the petrol-powered Omoda 5 retails from RM108,800 to RM118,800, and we’re expecting the EV to have a higher sticker price. If the price gap between the EV and ICE versions isn’t that wide, the Omoda E5 would compete against the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range that goes for RM167,800.

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 set for March 2024 launch – EV SUV is lead car for the Chery Eco Run event this Sunday

    Chery Omoda E5 set for March 2024 launch – EV SUV is lead car for the Chery Eco Run event this Sunday

    We know that the Chery Omoda E5 is launching in Malaysia soon, but so far, the official line has been first quarter of 2024, which we are now in. Chery Malaysia has now sharpened the timeline by announcing that the EV version of the Omoda 5 will launch in March 2024.

    The company mentioned March when announcing that the Omoda E5 will be the lead car for the Chery Eco Run event. The running event with the theme ‘A new journey to a new green life’ is happening this Sunday, January 7, at Dataran Wawasan in Putrajaya. It’s a non-competitive fun run with 5KM and 10KM categories and Chery is expecting 3,000 participants.

    Previewed in November 2023, the Omoda E5 will be sold here as CBU import from China. It packs a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery that’s good for a WLTP-rated range of 430 km. The LFP battery powers a front electric motor with 204 PS (150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

    Chery Omoda E5 set for March 2024 launch – EV SUV is lead car for the Chery Eco Run event this Sunday

    For charging, the Omoda E5 takes in max 9.9 kW of AC power and up to 80 kW of DC juice. Chery says that it takes 30 minutes to get the battery from 30% to 80% state of charge with a compatible DC fast charger. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that can output up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and accessories.

    The feature list includes single-pedal driving, keyless entry and automatic start, LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloys, black leather seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by a Qualcomm 8155 SoC. Like the ICE Omoda, the full ADAS pack is included, with the addition of a driver monitoring system.

    Chery has been accepting registrations of interest since December, but there has been no word on pricing. The petrol-powered Omoda 5 is priced from RM108,800 to RM118,800, and the EV should have a a higher sticker price. A comparable EV would be the popular BYD Atto 3, which in Extended Range form is priced at RM167,800. Would the Omoda E5’s price be closer to its ICE sister or the BYD? We’ll know soon.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 Malaysian preview

     
     
  • 2024 Chery Omoda E5 – ROI now open in Malaysia; 204 PS, 61 kWh, 430 km EV range; Q1 2024 launch

    2024 Chery Omoda E5 – ROI now open in Malaysia; 204 PS, 61 kWh, 430 km EV range; Q1 2024 launch

    Chery Malaysia has begun accepting registrations of interest for the Omoda E5, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2024. The fully electric version of the Omoda 5 crossover was previewed late last month and will be sold here as fully-imported (CBU) model from China.

    In terms of specifications, the Omoda E5 packs a 61-kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that is good for a WLTP-rated range of 430 km. The battery powers a front-mounted electric motor that provides 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

    For charging, the Omoda E5 supports an AC input at a max of 9.9 kW as well as a DC input of up to 80 kW. According to the ROI page, it’ll take just 30 minutes to get the battery from a 30-80% state of charge with a compatible DC fast charger.

    Equipment we can expect to come with the EV include LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, black leather seat upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC).

    One-pedal driving is another feature of the Omoda E5, along with keyless entry and automatic start, the latter only requiring the driver to step on the brake to start the car after getting in. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that can output up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and other accessories.

    The Omoda E5 matches the regular Omoda 5’s ADAS suite by having lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot detection, emergency lane keeping, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, front collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, auto high beam, hill start assist, hill descent control and tyre pressure monitoring. One extra feature for the EV is a driver monitoring system.

    No word on pricing for now, but the Omoda E5 should retail for more than the petrol-powered Omoda 5, which currently sells for between RM108,800 and RM118,800 (OTR without insurance). If the price gap between the EV and ICE versions isn’t that wide, the Omoda E5 would be pretty competitive against the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range that is priced at RM167,800.

    The BYD EV is comparable in spec to the Omoda E5, with each having their own advantages in various areas, as detailed in our preview post. If you’re keen on the Omoda E5, register your interest now and tell us why you would pick it over the Atto 3.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 Malaysian preview

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 previewed in Malaysia – Q1 2024 launch; 204 PS, 430 km EV range; BYD Atto 3 ER rival

    Chery Omoda E5 previewed in Malaysia – Q1 2024 launch; 204 PS, 430 km EV range; BYD Atto 3 ER rival

    Chery Malaysia today previewed the Omoda E5, which is the fully electric version of the Omoda 5 crossover that the company launched back in July this year. Set to go on sale in Q1 2024, the Omoda E5 will be offered as a fully-imported (CBU) model from China – no word on local assembly (CKD) for now. This unit is one of only two pre-production right-hand drive (RHD) units (note the untextured plastic panels) currently in Malaysia, with the other being loaned to the ministry of investment, trade and industry (MITI).

    We’ll get right to the most important question on the minds of potential buyers: how much will the Omoda E5 retail for? Unfortunately, we’re not getting a finalised or even an expected figure/range today, but given the specifications, we expect it to compete with the similarly-sized BYD Atto 3 Extended Range that goes for RM167,800.

    For context, the petrol-powered Omoda 5 currently sells for between RM108,800 and RM118,800 on-the-road without insurance across two variants. We don’t expect the price gap between the EV and petrol-powered version of the Omoda 5 to be that wide, which could give the Omoda E5 a price advantage over the Atto 3 ER.

    With the Omoda E5, you’re getting up to 430 km of range (WLTP standard) from a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery with an energy capacity of 61 kWh. The battery powers a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, which enables a 0-100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

    Chery Omoda E5 previewed in Malaysia – Q1 2024 launch; 204 PS, 430 km EV range; BYD Atto 3 ER rival

    For charging, the EV supports AC charging at a max of 9.9 kW, while DC fast charging goes up to 80 kW – the latter will get the battery from a 0-80% state of charge in just 35 minutes with charger capable of that output. Vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology is also available with an output of up to 3.3 kW to power appliances and other electrical accessories.

    In terms of standard equipment, we were told that what we’re seeing on the preview car is close to what we’ll get on the Malaysian-spec Omoda E5. This includes LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, black leather seat upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC).

    One-pedal driving is another feature of the Omoda E5, along with keyless entry and automatic start, the latter only requiring the driver to step on the brake to start the car after getting in.

    Chery Omoda E5 previewed in Malaysia – Q1 2024 launch; 204 PS, 430 km EV range; BYD Atto 3 ER rival

    As for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the Omoda E5 matches the regular Omoda 5 by having lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot detection, emergency lane keeping, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, front collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, auto high beam, hill start assist, hill descent control and tyre pressure monitoring. One upgrade here is a driver monitoring system.

    Design-wise, the Omoda E5 is differentiated from the petrol-powered Omoda 5 by its face, which features a closed-off grille that has the brand script (instead of a logo) above the charge port door. On the inside, both SUVs are familiar similar, except the centre console in the EV version has more stowage space and no gear lever. You put the car in drive via a stalk to the right of the steering wheel, like in some Mercedes-Benz and old Tesla cars.

    The exterior dimensions are similar to the Omoda 5 that measures 4,400 mm long, 1,830 mm wide, 1,590 mm tall and with a wheelbase that spans 2,630 mm. We mentioned the Atto 3 earlier as a competitor to the Omoda E5, and that BYD EV crossover is 4,455 mm long, 1,875 mm wide, 1,615 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,720 mm.

    Comparing powertrains, the Omoda E5 has more torque than the Atto 3 (340 Nm versus 310 Nm) but shares the same peak power of 204 PS (201 hp or 165 kW). The century sprint time favours the Atto 3 ER by 0.3 seconds, but the Omoda E5 claws a win back in terms of range by 10 km, likely due to its slightly higher battery capacity (61 kWh versus 60.48 kWh).

    Comparing charging capacities, the Omoda E5’s peak AC input of 9.9 kW is also more than the Atto 3 ER’s 7 kW, but both have the same maximum DC input of 80 kW (the Atto 3 Standard Range can handle 70 kW) – V2L is also part of the Atto 3’s kit list.

    So, now that you know a bit more about the Omoda E5 destined for Malaysia, what do you think of it? Would you pick it over the comparable Atto 3? How much do you expect the Omoda EV to be priced at? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 EV to be a CKD model in Indonesia

    Chery Omoda E5 EV to be a CKD model in Indonesia

    According to a report by Autonetmagz, the Chery Omoda 5 EV (also known as the Omoda E5) is expected to be launched in Indonesia in February next year in conjunction with the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS).

    The fully electric version of the Omoda 5 will be go on sale in Indonesia as a locally-assembled (CKD) model, which is different from Malaysia that will get the electric vehicle (EV) as a fully-imported (CBU) offering.

    For now, it’s not mentioned if the Omoda E5 for Malaysia will eventually become a CKD model. It’s also not known if the EV will be imported into our country from China or Indonesia, the latter being where we first saw the model in right-hand drive guise during the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).

    Order taking for the Omoda E5 has already started in Indonesia but we’re still waiting for that to happen here. A Malaysian launch in 2024 is already scheduled, with RHD units being spotted on a trailer here earlier this month – Chery Malaysia also officially announced the EV’s arrival later on.

    In terms of specifications, the Omoda E5 features a front-mounted electric motor rated at 224 PS (221 hp or 165 kW) that draws electricity from a 61-kWh lithium-ion battery mounted in the vehicle floor. Chery claims the SUV will offer a 0-100 km/h time of 7.8 seconds consumes as little as 15 kWh per 100 km of energy.

    Fully charged, the battery is said to deliver 450 km on a single charge based on the CLTC standard, which differs from the NEDC and real-world WLTP. As for charging, a 0-80% state of charge can be achieved with just 35 minutes of DC fast charging.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 EV lands in Malaysia ahead of media preview – CBU with 450 km range launching in 2024

    Chery Omoda E5 EV lands in Malaysia ahead of media preview – CBU with 450 km range launching in 2024

    Chery Malaysia has announced that the first units of Omoda E5 has arrived in Port Klang and will soon be previewed to the media ahead of the model’s launch. This isn’t much of a surprise as a few units of the electric vehicle (EV) in right-hand drive guise were spotted being transported on a trailer earlier this month.

    In an official release, the company didn’t state a launch date for the Omoda E5 but it previously confirmed that this will happen in 2024. Unlike the Omoda 5 that is locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia, the Omoda E5 will be offered as a fully-imported (CBU) EV, although it isn’t known if it will eventually go the CKD route.

    For a brief recap, the Omoda E5 made its debut at this year’s Auto Shanghai as the fully electric version of the Omoda 5, which went on sale here in July this year. Already open for booking in Indonesia (with CKD production set to start there in early 2024), the Omoda E5 offers up to 450 km of range following the CLTC standard.

    This is thanks to its lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 61 kWh, which powers a front-mounted electric motor rated 224 PS (221 hp or 165 kW) for a 0-100 km/h time of 7.8 seconds. The Chinese carmaker claims the powertrain consumes as little as 15 kWh/100 km and the battery can be recharged from 20-80% in just 30 minutes.

    As for specifications, the Malaysia-spec Omoda E5 will be equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that includes 16 functions, which include blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and rear cross traffic alert. Chery Malaysia also points out that the EV will be available in seven exterior colours as well as three interior colours.

    The Omoda E5 is differentiated from the petrol-powered Omoda 5 by its face, which features a closed-off grille that has the brand script (instead of a logo) above the charge port door. On the inside, both SUVs are familiar similar, except the centre console in the EV version doesn’t have a gear lever and has more stowage space.

    The Omoda 5 currently retails from RM108,800 to RM118,800 across two variants. How much do you expect its EV sibling, the Omoda E5, to go for? Leave your guesses in the comments below and stay tuned as we bring you more details from the upcoming media preview.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

     
     
  • Chery Omoda 5 EV spotted in Malaysia – launching as CBU in 2024; 224 PS, 61 kWh battery, 450 km range

    Chery Omoda 5 EV spotted in Malaysia – launching as CBU in 2024; 224 PS, 61 kWh battery, 450 km range

    Chery Malaysia has already confirmed the Omoda 5 EV will be launched in our country next year, and it looks like the company is getting ready to do just that. paultan.org reader Andy Chan recently sent in these photos that show the fully electric SUV on a trailer, claiming they were all right-hand drive units.

    This isn’t the first time we’re faced with the Omoda 5 EV in RHD guise, as we previously reported on the electric vehicle (EV) during our time at this year’s Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). Indonesia gets a bit of a head start ahead of us, as customers there can already place a booking for the EV but we’re still waiting for the same to happen here.

    For our market, the Omoda 5 EV will arrive as a fully-imported (CBU) model but it isn’t known yet if it will eventually become a locally-assembled (CKD) offering – it will be over in Indonesia next year. The Omoda 5 we have now is powered by a turbocharged petrol engine and was launched as a CKD model back in July this year.

    In terms of specifications, the Omoda 5 EV features a front-mounted electric motor rated at 224 PS (221 hp or 165 kW) that draws electricity from a 61-kWh lithium-ion battery mounted in the vehicle floor. Chery says the SUV has a 0-100 km/h time of 7.8 seconds and an energy consumption of 15 kWh per 100 km.

    The battery is said to deliver 450 km on a single charge based on the CLTC standard, which differs from the NEDC and real-world WLTP. As for charging, a 0-80% state of charge can be achieved with just 35 minutes of DC fast charging.

    One way you can tell the EV version from a regular Omoda 5 is the face, with the former sporting a closed-off grille rather than an elaborate patterned one. There’s also no Chery logo, with the brand script adorning the space above the charging flap, along with two-tone aero wheels.

    At present, the internal combustion engine Omoda 5 retails for between RM108,800 and RM118,800 across two variants. How much more or less do you expect the EV version to go for? Share your guesses in the comments below.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

     
     
  • Chery Omoda 5 EV will be assembled in Indonesia in 2024 – launching in Malaysia next year too, as a CBU

    Chery Omoda 5 EV will be assembled in Indonesia in 2024 – launching in Malaysia next year too, as a CBU

    At the recent Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2023, Chery displayed the two SUVs that were recently launched in Malaysia – the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro – although the latter is an older version of what we’re getting. On the main stage was the Omoda 5 EV, which was declared open for booking.

    Chery Indonesia collected 100 bookings for the Omoda 5 EV over the 11 days of GIIAS and will continue to accept names on the books for Rp 10 juta (RM3,046). The company’s president, Shawn Xu – who is also president of Chery Malaysia and VP of Chery International – told local media that the Omoda 5 EV will be locally assembled in Indonesia early next year.

    By the way, Malaysia is also getting the Omoda 5 EV next year. In fact, Chery is very bullish and the Wuhu-based carmaker is eyeing 20% share of our market’s EV segment. We understand that the Omoda 5 EV will enter Malaysia as a CBU, taking advantage of Malaysia’s duty-free incentives for imported EVs. This is in contrast to the CKD local assembly route for the internal combustion engined Omoda 5.

    Chery Omoda 5 EV will be assembled in Indonesia in 2024 – launching in Malaysia next year too, as a CBU

    The Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS is essentially the same car that we showed you from Auto Shanghai 2023 in April, where the Omoda 5 EV made its debut, down to the blue/pale wood interior that I like. There’s one vital difference though – while the Shanghai showcar was a left-hand drive example, the car at GIIAS is right-hand drive, which means that LHD-to-RHD conversion work is complete ahead of sales in Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Elsewhere, only the front badging is different. It now reads Chery instead of Omoda because the Omoda sub-brand exists in China whereas main brand Chery is just starting to re-establish itself in ASEAN. The rear end has also been filled with with badges, production car-style – there’s Chery bridging the tail lamps, Omoda 5 and the all-important EV badge.

    The Omoda 5 EV has a 61 kWh battery in the floorpan powering a 221 hp (165 kW) motor. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 7.8 seconds, and Chery claims power efficiency of 15 kWh per 100 km. As for DC fast charging, Chery quotes 35 minutes to get from 0-80% SOC. Claimed range is 450 km per full charge, but note that Chinese carmakers usually use the domestic CLTC, which typically gives bigger numbers than NEDC, never mind the more real-world WLTP.

    Chery Omoda 5 EV will be assembled in Indonesia in 2024 – launching in Malaysia next year too, as a CBU

    Compared to the ICE Omoda 5, the EV has a very different face. Gone is the elaborate patterned grille that’s a love-or-hate affair, and in comes a cleaner, more conventional nose that’s blocked off, as cooling is not required. No logo, as Chery is spelled out on the nose above the charging flap. There are also aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

    Inside, both GIIAS and Shanghai show cars have a very interesting colour scheme with blue as the main hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wood trim – very refreshing. The steering boss has an Omoda logo, and the modern dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled phone slots remain. The ICE car’s gear lever has been deleted.

    The Omoda 5 EV is coming to Malaysia next year. What do you think of the electric version’s cleaner face versus the elaborate ICE look, and the tech specs?

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

     
     
  • GIIAS 2023: Chery Omoda 5 EV now in RHD, open for booking in Indonesia – coming to Malaysia next year

    GIIAS 2023: Chery Omoda 5 EV now in RHD, open for booking in Indonesia – coming to Malaysia next year

    Chery is aggressive not only in Malaysia, but in Indonesia too. In fact, the outward thinking Wuhu-based carmaker made its return to the Indonesia market before the brand was relaunched in Malaysia, and it has an assembly plant in the republic too.

    At the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2023, Chery displayed the two SUVs that were recently launched in Malaysia – the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro – although the latter is an older version of what we’re getting. On the main stage at ICE BSD is the Omoda 5 EV, and Chery Indonesia has announced that the electric SUV is now open for booking.

    This is essentially the same car that we showed you from Auto Shanghai 2023 in April, where the Omoda 5 EV made its debut, down to the blue/pale wood interior that I like. There’s one vital difference though – while the Shanghai showcar was a left-hand drive example, the car at GIIAS is right-hand drive, which means that LHD-to-RHD conversion work is complete ahead of sales in Indonesia and Malaysia.

    GIIAS 2023: Chery Omoda 5 EV now in RHD, open for booking in Indonesia – coming to Malaysia next year

    Elsewhere, only the front badging is different. It now reads Chery instead of Omoda because the Omoda sub-brand exists in China whereas main brand Chery is just starting to re-establish itself in ASEAN. The rear end has also been filled with with badges, production car-style – there’s Chery bridging the tail lamps, Omoda 5 and the all-important EV badge.

    We understand that the Omoda 5 EV will enter Malaysia as a CBU China import, taking advantage of our country’s current duty-free incentives for imported EVs. This is in contrast to the CKD local assembly route for the internal combustion engined Omoda 5.

    The Omoda 5 EV has a 61 kWh battery in the floorpan powering a 221 hp (165 kW) motor. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 7.8 seconds, and Chery claims power efficiency of 15 kWh per 100 km. As for DC fast charging, Chery quotes 35 minutes to get from 0-80% SOC. Claimed range is 450 km per full charge, but note that Chinese carmakers usually use the domestic CLTC, which typically gives bigger numbers than NEDC, never mind the more real-world WLTP.

    GIIAS 2023: Chery Omoda 5 EV now in RHD, open for booking in Indonesia – coming to Malaysia next year

    Compared to the ICE Omoda 5, the EV has a very different face. Gone is the elaborate patterned grille that’s a love-or-hate affair, and in comes a cleaner, more conventional nose that’s blocked off, as cooling is not required. No logo, as Chery is spelled out on the nose above the charging flap. There are also aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

    Inside, both the GIIAS and Shanghai show cars have a very interesting colour scheme with blue as the main hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wood trim – very refreshing. The steering boss has an Omoda logo, and the modern dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled phone slots remain. The ICE car’s gear lever has been deleted.

    The Omoda 5 EV is coming to Malaysia next year. What do you think of the electric version’s cleaner face versus the elaborate ICE look, and the tech specs?

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

     
     
  • Chery Omoda 5 EV coming to Malaysia next year – carmaker eyeing 20% electric vehicle market share

    Chery Omoda 5 EV coming to Malaysia next year – carmaker eyeing 20% electric vehicle market share

    At yesterday night’s Chery brand launch and the debut of the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro, Chery Malaysia president and VP of Chery International Shawn Xu said that the company will introduce electric vehicles (EVs) in our market next year, and that Chery is eyeing 20% market share in the EV segment.

    This ties in with what we reported from Auto Shanghai 2023 in April, where the Omoda 5 EV made its debut. Then, Chery Malaysia officials told us that the battery-powered version of the Omoda 5 would likely reach Malaysia by the end of the year. 2024 it is, then.

    We understand that the Omoda 5 EV will enter our market as a CBU China import, taking advantage of Malaysia’s duty-free incentives for imported EVs. This is in contrast to the CKD local assembly route for the internal combustion engined Omoda 5 that was launched yesterday.

    Chery Omoda 5 EV coming to Malaysia next year – carmaker eyeing 20% electric vehicle market share

    Details were scant at the motor show, but we found out more about the new EV at the Omoda and Jaecoo brand event at Chery’s headquarters in Wuhu, a couple of days after Shanghai.

    O&J are sub-brands of the Chery Group, deployed in markets where Chery is already present in the mainstream space. Omoda is aimed at youth, while the new Jaecoo sub-brand caters to more sophisticated types. We’re getting the Omoda 5 with Chery logos, but the SUV will wear Omoda badges in some markets.

    The Omoda 5 EV has a 61 kWh battery powering a 221 hp (165 kW) motor. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 7.8 seconds, and Chery claims power efficiency of 15 kWh per 100 km. As for DC fast charging, Chery quotes 35 minutes to get from 0-80% SOC. Claimed range is 450 km per full charge, but note that Chinese carmakers usually use the domestic CLTC, which typically gives bigger numbers than NEDC, never mind the more real-world WLTP.

    Chery Omoda 5 EV coming to Malaysia next year – carmaker eyeing 20% electric vehicle market share

    These figures roughly match a survey that Chery Malaysia released in July 2022, which mentioned points such as an output of 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm, a 64 kWh battery and a WLTP-rated range of 450 km. Also mentioned were DC fast charging from 0-80% SOC in 40 minutes and AC charging of five hours.

    The Omoda 5 EV is adapted from the ICE-powered B-segment SUV, and the battery sits on the floorpan. Compared to the ICE Omoda 5, the EV has a very different face. Gone is the bold and elaborate patterned grille, and in comes a cleaner, more conventional nose that’s blocked off, as cooling is not required. Omoda is spelled prominently on the nose. There are also aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

    Inside, the Shanghai show car has a very interesting colour scheme with blue as the main hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wood trim – very refreshing. The steering boss has an Omoda logo, and the modern dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled phone slots remain. The ICE car’s gear lever has been deleted.

    As for rivals, we can immediately think of the Ora Good Cat and the BYD Atto 3. The round eyed one with the feline name is priced from RM139,800 for the 47.8 kWh Pro (400 km NEDC) to RM169,800 for the 63.1 kWh Ultra (500 km NEDC). Meanwhile, the BYD Atto 3 is priced from RM149,800 for the 49.92 kWh Standard Range (410 km NEDC) to RM167,800 for the 60.48 kWh Extended Range (480 km NEDC).

    What do you think of the Omoda 5 EV’s cleaner looks versus the wide, bold nose of the ICE version? Tech specs aside, EVs are bought for their looks/image, and the Omoda 5 EV looks pretty cool, definitely more funky than the neat Atto 3. As for the Ora, with such an overtly cute design, GWM might have placed itself in the female corner. Which would be your pick? Read all about the just-launched ICE Omoda 5 here.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 1.5T in Malaysia

     
     
  • Chery Omoda 5 EV specs revealed – 61 kWh batt, 450 km range, electric SUV coming to Malaysia end-2023

    Chery Omoda 5 EV specs revealed – 61 kWh batt, 450 km range, electric SUV coming to Malaysia end-2023

    Last week, we showed you the Omoda 5 EV that took centrestage at Chery’s Auto Shanghai 2023 booth. We even told you that the full electric version of the Omoda 5 SUV will be coming to Malaysia by the end of this year. However, details were scant.

    Well, we now have some info about the Omoda 5 EV after attending the Omoda and Jaecoo brand event at Chery’s headquarters in Wuhu. O&J are sub-brands of the Chery Group, deployed in markets where Chery is already present in the mainstream space. Omoda is aimed at youth, while the new Jaecoo sub-brand caters to more sophisticated types. We’ll be getting the Omoda 5 with Chery logos, but some markets get Omoda badges instead.

    We now know that the Omoda 5 EV has a 61 kWh battery powering a 221 hp (165 kW) motor. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 7.8 seconds, and Chery claims power efficiency of 15 kWh per 100 km. As for DC fast charging, Chery quotes 35 minutes to get from 0-80% SOC. Claimed range is 450 km per full charge, but note that Chinese carmakers usually use the domestic CLTC, which typically gives bigger numbers than NEDC, never mind the more real-world WLTP.

    Chery Omoda 5 EV specs revealed – 61 kWh batt, 450 km range, electric SUV coming to Malaysia end-2023

    These figures roughly match a survey that Chery Malaysia released in July 2022, which mentioned points such as an output of 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm, a 64 kWh battery and a WLTP-rated range of 450 km. Also mentioned were DC fast charging from 0-80% SOC in 40 minutes and AC charging of five hours.

    The Omoda 5 EV is adapted from the ICE-powered B-segment SUV, and the battery sits on the floorpan. Compared to the ICE Omoda 5, the EV has a very different face. Gone is the bold and elaborate patterned grille, and in comes a cleaner, more conventional nose that’s blocked off, as cooling is not required. Omoda is spelled prominently on the nose. There are also aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

    Inside, the Shanghai show car has a very interesting colour scheme with blue as the main hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wood trim – very refreshing. The steering boss has an Omoda logo, and the modern dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled phone slots remain. The ICE car’s gear lever has been deleted.

    According to Chery Malaysia, the Omoda 5 EV is coming, with an introduction at the end of 2023 likely. The electric SUV will enter our market as a CBU China import, taking advantage of Malaysia’s duty-free incentives for imported EVs. This is opposed to the local assembly route for the internal combustion engined Omoda 5, which will be launching very soon in CKD form.

    As for rivals, we can immediately think of the Ora Good Cat and the BYD Atto 3. The round eyed one with the feline name is priced from RM139,800 for the 47.8 kWh Pro (400 km NEDC) to RM169,800 for the 63.1 kWh Ultra (500 km NEDC). Meanwhile, the BYD Atto 3 is priced from RM149,800 for the 49.92 kWh Standard Range (410 km NEDC) to RM167,800 for the 60.48 kWh Extended Range (480 km NEDC).

    What do you think of the Omoda 5 EV’s looks, as it is, and when compared to the bold nose of the ICE version? Tech specs aside, EVs are bought for their looks/image, and the Omoda 5 EV looks pretty cool, definitely more funky than the neat Atto 3. As for the Ora, with such an overtly cute design, GWM might have placed itself in a corner that is skewed towards female drivers. Which would be your pick?

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 1.5T in Malaysia

     
     
  • Chery Omoda 5 EV: electric SUV makes Auto Shanghai 2023 show debut, launching in Malaysia by year end

    Chery Omoda 5 EV: electric SUV makes Auto Shanghai 2023 show debut, launching in Malaysia by year end

    The Chery Omoda 5 EV is taking centrestage at the carmaker’s Auto Shanghai 2023 booth. The electric version of the Omoda 5 SUV appears to be in final production form although concrete details are lacking. However, we can reveal that the Omoda 5 EV is coming to Malaysia, with an introduction at the end of 2023 likely.

    This is according to Chery Malaysia officials we spoke to at the Shanghai motor show, who added that the electric SUV will enter our market as a CBU China import, taking advantage of Malaysia’s duty-free incentives for imported EVs. This is opposed to the local assembly route for the internal combustion engined Omoda 5, which will be launching very soon in CKD form.

    Official details regarding the Omoda 5 EV are scarce, but back in July 2022, Chery Malaysia released an online survey form for the Omoda 5 EV, mentioning details such as a output of 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm, a 64 kWh battery and a WLTP-rated range of 450 km. Also mentioned were DC fast charging from 0-80% SOC in 40 minutes and AC charging of five hours.

    Compared to the ICE Omoda 5, the Omoda 5 EV has a very different face, one that’s befitting a battery-powered car. Gone is the bold and elaborate patterned grille, and in comes a cleaner, more conventional nose that’s blocked off as cooling is not required. Omoda, a sub-brand of Chery in China, is spelled prominently on the nose. There are also aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

    Inside, the Shanghai show car has a very interesting colour scheme with blue as the main hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wood trim – very refreshing. The steering boss still reads Chery, and the modern dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled phone slots remain. The ICE car’s gear lever has been deleted.

    What do you think of the Omoda 5 as an EV with the specs listed above? RM150k, OK? We’ve detailed the regular ICE Chery Omoda 5, which you can read in full here.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 1.5T in Malaysia

     
     
  • Chery to assemble EV and PHEV models in Malaysia by 2024 – CKD Omoda 5 EV, Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV?

    Chery to assemble EV and PHEV models in Malaysia by 2024 – CKD Omoda 5 EV, Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV?

    Chinese carmaker Chery is making its return to the Malaysian market, and along with its push to make Malaysia its right-hand-drive and ASEAN regional base, it plans to locally assemble fully electric and plug-in hybrid models in the country by 2024, the carmaker has revealed.

    A host of SUVs from Chery has been earmarked for launch in Malaysia such as the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro, while the Tiggo 4 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro SUVs were previously shown in Malaysia. Those that will arrive, will be locally assembled, and be developed in RHD guise from the outset.

    With plans for Chery to make Malaysia its regional base, the fully electric and plug-in hybrid models set for local assembly could likely be the Omoda 5 EV, which has been tipped to offer a WLTP-rated range of 450 km from its 64 kWh battery, powering a 204 PS/400 Nm electric motor. Fast charging from 0-80% state of charge is possible in a claimed 40 minutes.

    Chery to assemble EV and PHEV models in Malaysia by 2024 – CKD Omoda 5 EV, Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV?

    In terms of plug-in hybrid models, a likely starter will be the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV that was previewed in Malaysia, with the brand’s flagship seven-seater SUV shown at the Chery Malaysia preview event in October.

    Shown in regular internal combustion and plug-in hybrid powertrain guises, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro in PHEV guise features a1.5 litre turbo engine with a dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT) and dual motors for 241 hp and 510 Nm of torque. This will enables a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 8.2 seconds, and a pure EV range of up to 80 km.

    Of the internal combustion engine options, the Tiggo 8 Pro seven-seater was also previewed in Malaysia with a 2.0 litre turbo petrol four-cylinder producing 254 hp and 390 Nm of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Also available in other markets is a 194 hp/290 Nm 1.6 litre turbo petrol, which also powers the Omoda 5.

    The Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 4 Pro were previewed in Malaysia

    As part of the brand’s relaunch in mid-2023, Chery will establish more than 30 outlets across the country, and the aforementioned setting up of its ASEAN regional base for research and development in Malaysia will be part of its initial RM170 million investment plan.

    Chery selected Malaysia over Thailand as its regional base for our market’s high acceptance of Chinese car brands, through the Proton-Geely partnership and as demonstrated by the success of the Proton X70 and X50 that resulted.

    In addition to the carmaker’s preference due to the market’s inclination, Chery also chose Malaysia to be its regional headquarters for the relatively high purchasing power of its customer base, added to which are the incentives from the government that welcomes new investments from foreign companies.

     
     
  • 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?

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 global debut

     
     
 
 
 

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