September 28, 2023


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Chinese language model Chery particulars first step in Australian resurrection

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Chery is returning to Australia within the first half of 2023 with the small Omoda 5 crossover, with a base value someplace below $40,000 drive-away and a seven-year guarantee.

It should arrive right here first in base and EX trim ranges, powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine mated with a constantly variable transmission.

Chery says should you order a automobile now, the wait time is 80 days. The primary allocation has already arrived in Australia.

Within the second half of 2023, the vary will broaden to incorporate the EX+ and EX+ AWD with a extra highly effective turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

An electrical model of the Omoda 5 is due right here within the first half of 2024. A plug-in hybrid model has additionally been mooted.

Whereas the Omoda 5 doesn’t have any native suspension tuning, the corporate says it’s open to doing that in future to enhance the automobile.

The corporate says the Omoda 5 is its first really international mannequin, concurrently developed in left- and right-hand drive and benchmarked in opposition to the Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR.

The Chery vary will broaden past the Omoda 5 within the second half of 2023, with the Tiggo 7 Professional and Tiggo 8 Professional. The previous will use a turbo 1.6-litre and the latter a turbo 2.0-litre, each mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

The vary will probably be bought by way of a community of not less than 40 sellers nationally, with further regional sellers set to be added.

Chery says it’s concentrating on a bit over eight per cent of the entire market in every class it competes in. That will peg it at round 10,000 small SUV gross sales.

For context, GWM bought 8217 Haval Jolions final 12 months, Kia bought 8504 Seltos crossovers, and Subaru bought 9090 XVs.

Likewise, a determine of eight per cent of the mid-sized SUV section would see the Tiggo 8 Professional outselling the likes of the GWM Haval H6 and Honda CR-V.

Drivetrains and Effectivity

The bottom Chery Omoda 5 and EX will use a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 115kW of energy and 230Nm of torque, mated with a constantly variable transmission. These variants are front-wheel drive.

Claimed gas consumption is 6.9L/100km.

The front-wheel drive EX+ and all-wheel drive EX+ will use a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with 145kW and 290Nm, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automated.

These fashions additionally improve from a torsion-beam rear suspension to a multi-link set-up.


The Omoda 5 measures 4400mm lengthy, 1830mm broad, 1588mm tall and rides a 2630mm wheelbase, which makes it notably near a Kia Seltos dimensionally.

Servicing and Guarantee

The Chery Omoda 5 will probably be provided with a seven-year guarantee, seven years of capped-price servicing and 7 years of roadside help.

Chery received’t be alone in providing a seven-year guarantee, with the likes of Kia and SsangYong providing the identical protection.


In contrast to the J1 and J11 from Chery’s final run in Australia, which acquired solely three- and two-star ANCAP scores respectively, the Omoda 5 has acquired 5 stars from Euro NCAP. That means ANCAP might additionally award it 5 stars.

Chery says the Omoda 5 could have 16 lively security and driver help options, although it hasn’t detailed which of them will probably be obtainable.

Commonplace Gear

The bottom Omoda 5 comes customary with the next:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Automated LED headlights
  • Automated high-beam
  • LED tail lights with directional indicators
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wi-fi telephone charger
  • Keyless entry and begin
  • Six-way energy driver’s seat
  • PU & PVC upholstery
  • Rear air vents
  • Distant begin

The EX provides:

  • Heated entrance seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row ambient lighting
  • Exterior LED welcoming lights
  • Omoda LED puddle lights
  • Crimson brake callipers
  • 4-way energy passenger seat
  • Encompass-view digital camera
  • Energy tailgate
  • Energy sunroof


The complete color palette includes:

  • House Black
  • Mercurial Gray
  • Saturn Silver
  • Lunar White
  • Titan Inexperienced
  • Jupiter Blue
  • Midnight Blue

Within the EX, Mercurial Gray, Lunar White and Saturn Silver are additionally obtainable with daring crimson accents on the facet skirts, mirrors, wheels and entrance bumper.

MORE: All the pieces Chery Omoda 5

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