September 23, 2023


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GIIAS 2023: Chery Omoda 5 EV now in RHD, open for reserving in Indonesia – coming to Malaysia subsequent yr

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

Chery is aggressive not solely in Malaysia, however in Indonesia too. In truth, the outward pondering Wuhu-based carmaker made its return to the Indonesia market earlier than the model was relaunched in Malaysia, and it has an meeting plant within the republic too.

On the Gaikindo Indonesia Worldwide Auto Present (GIIAS) 2023, Chery displayed the 2 SUVs that have been lately launched in Malaysia – the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Professional – though the latter is an older model of what we’re getting. On the principle stage at ICE BSD is the Omoda 5 EV, and Chery Indonesia has introduced that the electrical SUV is now open for reserving.

That is basically the identical automobile that we confirmed you from Auto Shanghai 2023 in April, the place the Omoda 5 EV made its debut, all the way down to the blue/pale wooden inside that I like. There’s one very important distinction although – whereas the Shanghai showcar was a left-hand drive instance, the automobile at GIIAS is right-hand drive, which implies that LHD-to-RHD conversion work is full forward of gross 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, solely the entrance badging is completely different. It now reads Chery as an alternative of Omoda as a result of the Omoda sub-brand exists in China whereas most important model Chery is simply beginning to re-establish itself in ASEAN. The rear finish has additionally been full of with badges, manufacturing car-style – there’s Chery bridging the rear lights, Omoda 5 and the all-important EV badge.

We perceive that the Omoda 5 EV will enter Malaysia as a CBU China import, benefiting from our nation’s present duty-free incentives for imported EVs. That is in distinction to the CKD native meeting route for the interior combustion engined Omoda 5.

The Omoda 5 EV has a 61 kWh battery within the floorpan powering a 221 hp (165 kW) motor. The 0-100 km/h dash is finished in 7.8 seconds, and Chery claims energy effectivity of 15 kWh per 100 km. As for DC quick charging, Chery quotes 35 minutes to get from 0-80% SOC. Claimed vary is 450 km per full cost, however word that Chinese language carmakers often use the home CLTC, which generally provides larger numbers than NEDC, by no means thoughts the extra real-world WLTP.

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

In comparison with the ICE Omoda 5, the EV has a really completely different face. Gone is the frilly patterned grille that’s a love-or-hate affair, and in comes a cleaner, extra typical nostril that’s blocked off, as cooling shouldn’t be required. No emblem, as Chery is spelled out on the nostril above the charging flap. There are additionally aero wheels rendered in two-tone.

Inside, each the GIIAS and Shanghai present automobiles have a really attention-grabbing color scheme with blue as the principle hue, contrasted by yellow stitching and pale wooden trim – very refreshing. The steering boss has an Omoda emblem, and the fashionable dashboard’s co-joined screens and angled cellphone slots stay. The ICE automobile’s gear lever has been deleted.

The Omoda 5 EV is coming to Malaysia subsequent yr. What do you consider the electrical model’s cleaner face versus the frilly ICE look, and the tech specs?

GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023

GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023

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