Chery Omoda E5 EV

  • Chery Omoda E5 review – best-value EV in Malaysia?

    Chery Omoda E5 review – best-value EV in Malaysia?

    The Chery Omoda E5 was launched in Malaysia yesterday and is offered in a sole variant priced at RM146,800 on-the-road without insurance. For the money, you’re getting an electric vehicle that is capable of providing 430 km of range following the WLTP standard.

    This is made possible by the Omoda E5’s lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that is sourced from BYD and has 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, enabling the SUV to get from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 7.2 seconds. Top speed is 172 km/h.

    The E5 comes with a three-phase onboard AC charger (Type 2) that can handle a peak of 9.9 kW as well as DC fast charging at up to 80 kW, the latter capable of getting the battery from a 30-80% state of charge in just 28 minutes. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that can output up to 3.3 kW if you want to power electrical appliances and devices.

    Chery Omoda E5 review – best-value EV in Malaysia?

    In terms of equipment, the E5 comes standard with LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a powered sunroof, powered tailgate, puddle lamps, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery (blue and grey two-tone or all-black), ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control (with PM 2.5 filter and rear vents) and dynamic ambient lighting.

    The infotainment system is powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC) and includes support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The system is linked to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch touchscreen and an eight-speaker Sony system. There’s also a 50W wireless charger with a cooling function to keep your phone cool as it charges.

    As for driver assistance systems, there’s a 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, lead vehicle departure alert, adaptive cruise control, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert as well as a tyre pressure monitoring system.

    Chery Omoda E5 review – best-value EV in Malaysia?

    At its asking price, the E5 is either RM38,800 or RM28,000 more than its ICE-powered equivalent – the Omoda 5 – depending on the variant compared against. More headline-grabbing is the E5 is a little over RM20k cheaper than the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range which offers similar specifications. The gap reduces to just over RM3k when compared to the entry-level Atto 3 Standard Range.

    Moving forward, the E5 could cost less to buy when local assembly (CKD) kicks off in Q2 this year – the first batch of cars are fully imported (CBU) from China. For now, is the E5 a better electric SUV compared to the Atto 3? Is it truly a really good value for money proposition? Well, that’s what Hafriz Shah attempts to find out in his review of the E5. So, give it a watch and let us know which of the two you would go with and why in the comments below.

    One last thing to point out is colours. While the car Hafriz tests here is in red, it isn’t an option that is available to customers. Instead, the available hues are Khaki White, Phantom Grey, Dark Black and Aqua Green, the last of which we’ve included a gallery of below.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia, Aqua Green

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 EV launched in Malaysia – 430 km range, 7.6s, 8yr batt warranty, CKD Q2 2024, RM147k

    Chery Omoda E5 EV launched in Malaysia – 430 km range, 7.6s, 8yr batt warranty, CKD Q2 2024, RM147k

    After a long gestation period, the Chery Omoda E5 is finally launched. The electric-powered sister to the Omoda 5 SUV is priced at RM146,800 on-the-road without insurance, which is significantly under the estimated price of RM160,000 that was announced last month, when order books opened. The first batch is CBU imported from China but local assembly will start in Q2 2024, making the Omoda E5 the first Chinese CKD EV in Malaysia.

    There’s only one variant and one powertrain, which has a front-mounted electric motor with 204 PS (150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, which pushes the SUV from 0-100 km/h in a claimed 7.2 seconds. Top speed is 172 km/h. The battery is a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) unit sourced from BYD, good for 430 km of range in the WLTP cycle. Claimed power consumption is 15.5 kWh per 100 km.

    For charging, the ‘e-Future Ranger’ has a three-phase onboard AC charger with 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% to 80% state of charge in 28 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. The latter is useful for outdoor activities or blackouts.

    Chery Omoda E5 EV launched in Malaysia – 430 km range, 7.6s, 8yr batt warranty, CKD Q2 2024, RM147k

    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 divisive studded grille is no more – is this better for you?

    Like the ICE Omoda 5, the E5 is a B-segment SUV that’s 4,420 mm long and 1,830 mm wide, with a 2,630 mm wheelbase. Those figures are 35 mm, 45 mm and 90 mm less than the BYD Atto 3, respectively. Ground clearance is 145 mm and boot volume is 483 litres.

    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’.

    Chery Omoda E5 EV launched in Malaysia – 430 km range, 7.6s, 8yr batt warranty, CKD Q2 2024, RM147k

    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 (in a very nice blue and grey two-tone, or all-black), ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control (with PM 2.5 filter and rear vents), dynamic ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Sound comes out from an eight-speaker Sony system.

    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 (wireless). There’s also a 50W wireless charger with cooling function.

    As for driver assistance systems, there’s a 360-degree camera, automatic high beam, lead vehicle departure alert, adaptive cruise control, 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.

    If you’re wondering why is there no app support, Chery says that it’s currently developing a completely new app for Malaysia, as the existing app from China has a UI that’s deemed not suitable for Malaysian use.

    On to warranty, which is notable. The standard vehicle warranty is seven years or 150,000 km, and you’ll get a separate eight-year or 160,000 km battery and drive unit warranty. The latter includes the power motor control unit, power battery management system and vehicle control unit. By the way, if the EV battery’s state of health falls below 70% while the car is under warranty, Chery will offer a ‘1-to-1’ replacement with no questions asked.

    By the way, the first 2,000 bookings will get a complimentary 7 kW wallbox (worth RM3.5k), V2L adapter (worth RM500) and RM1,000 worth of EVC roaming partners credit (including Gentari and ChargEV). There’s an exclusive interest rate of 2.08% from Maybank. Chery says that the early bird package savings are worth RM11k, including interest rate savings. Also notable is complimentary charging at all Chery dealerships.

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    Lastly, colours. Choose from Aqua Green, Khaki White, Phantom Grey and Dark Black. Unfortunately, the rather lovely red colour you see in the gallery below is not available. For the interior, it’s either blue-grey or all-black.

    What do you think of the package you get for RM146,800? For context, the E5’s price is significantly higher than the RM108,800 to RM118,800 Chery is charging for the ICE O5, but it massively undercuts the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range‘s sticker price of RM167,800. The MG ZS EV, which is now open for booking, has an estimated price of RM129k but the range is lower (320 km) and it looks less fancy/modern.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia, Aqua Green

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 in red

     
     
  • Chery Omoda E5 EV – Malaysian launch on March 6

    Chery Omoda E5 EV – Malaysian launch on March 6

    Having made its way into showrooms late last month, the launch date of the Omoda E5 EV has now been indicated, with a post on Chery Malaysia’s Facebook page stating that the all-electric SUV is due to be officially introduced in Malaysia two days from now, on Wednesday, March 6.

    The EV has been shown here in pre-production form before, but the red example in our gallery post last month is the SUV in the exact specs that we will be getting. There’s still no indication of pricing, which is estimated to be in the RM160k region, but that will be addressed in a couple of days.

    A quick recap of the vehicle. Similar in look to the ICE-powered Omoda 5 from all angles except for the front end, the Omoda E5 EV is powered by a front-mounted electric motor with 204 PS (150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, which is good to get it from zero to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.

    Chery Omoda E5 EV – Malaysian launch on March 6

    The motor is juiced by a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) unit, which provides the car with 430 km of travel range (WLTP). In terms of charging, the Omoda E5 supports AC charging at a max rate of 9.9 kW, while DC fast charging of up to 80 kW gets the battery from a 30 to 80% state of charge in 30 minutes. The SUV features a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that allows it to deliver up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and devices.

    In terms of equipment, Malaysian buyers can expect 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. 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. Full details, and pricing, in a couple of days.

    GALLERY: Chery Omoda E5 in Malaysia, production spec

     
     
  • 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.