2024 Chery Omoda E5: Key highlights

2024 Chery Omoda E5: Key highlights

The Malaysian EV family now has a new member, the Chery Omoda E5. The car made us wait for a pretty long time and now that it has been launched, we can’t keep calm.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the Omoda E5 EV cost?

    The Omoda E5 is priced at RM 146,800 which includes a 7-year or 150,000km vehicle warranty, an 8-year or 160,000km battery warranty and an 8-year or 160,000km drive unit warranty.
  • In how many color options is the Omoda E5 offered in Malaysia?

    The Omoda E5 EV is offered in four striking tones including - Aqua Green, Khaki White, Phantom Grey, and Dark Black
  • What powers the new Omoda E5?

    The Omoda E5 is offered in one single trim option that is powered by a front-mounted motor that makes a maximum power output of 204 PS along with a peak torque of 340 Nm.
  • While the first batch of the Omoda 5 is imported from China, its local assembly will begin soon, most probably by Q2 2024. Thus making the electric sister to the Omoda 5 SUV the first Chinese CKD EV in the country.

    This news was confirmed by Chery Auto Malaysia Vice President, Lee Wen Hsiang, at a press conference where he informed that the model will be locally assembled by Inokom.

    2024 Chery Omoda E5

    "We are thrilled to introduce the OMODA E5 to the Malaysian market," said Chery Malaysia Executive Vice President Leo Chen. "The OMODA E5 represents a significant step forward in
    our mission to provide sustainable mobility solutions. We believe that the OMODA E5 will not only meet but exceed the expectations of Malaysian consumers, perhaps also setting new standards for green mobility."

    Chen added that the OMODA E5 will be the first Chinese electric vehicle to be assembled in Malaysia. “By assembling our cars in Malaysia, Chery will be able to create more job opportunities and boost the local economy further. This initiative aligns with the government's policy of localisation compliance and will assist Malaysia to become a hub for EVs in the region,” he said.

    New Chery EV's key highlights -

    Locally-assembled Chinese EV

    As mentioned above, the Omoda E5 will be locally assembled in Malaysia. While it is not the first CKD EV in the country, it is the first among the recent batch of Chinese EVs, including BYD and MG.

    First right-hand drive market

    With the local introduction of the Omoda E5, Malaysia became one of the first right-hand drive markets to get the Omoda E5 (alongside Indonesia).

    2024 Chery Omoda E5

    0 to 100 in less than 8 secs

    The Omoda E5 is offered in one single trim option that is powered by a front-mounted motor that makes a maximum power output of 204 PS along with a peak torque of 340 Nm. The said configuration allows the EV to go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.6 seconds. Also, the car attains a top speed of 172 kmph.

    400km+ range

    The EV motor is powered by a 61 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery (sourced from BYD) which delivers a range of 430 km in the WLTP cycle. Its power consumption is rated at 15.5 kWh per 100 km.

    30 to 80% SOC in 28 mins

    The latest Chery EV comes with a three-phase AC charger with a maximum rate of 9.9 kW. Also, part of the charging setup is a DC fast charger of up to 80 kW which can take the battery from 30 to 80% state of charge in just 28 minutes.

    Charges your e-devices & appliances

    The EV is enabled with a vehicle-to-load function that makes it a powerhouse that charges other devices. It can deliver up to 3.3 kW of power to electric appliances and devices. This function comes in handy during outdoor activities.

    2024 Chery Omoda E5

    Looks like ICE-powered Omoda 5

    The Omoda E5 EV looks similar to its ICE-powered sister Omoda 5 with the front-end being the only differentiator. The EV features an active grille shutter that opens up and closes according to motor temperature and aerodynamic requirements.

    Powerful 3-in-1 flat-wire motor

    The EV offers a redefined driving experience with its flat-wire motor and three electronic control systems offering an unparalleled blend of tech and strength for an elevated driving experience.

    Low consumption, long life & more

    The EV offers ultra-low power consumption of 15.5 kWh/100km, ultimate fast charging from 30% to 80% in 28 mins, and ultra-long life of 430 km.

    Highly efficient electric drive system

    The EVs electric drive system archives over 94% stable power output and is designed in a way to offer a quiet and comforting driving experience.

    2024 Chery Omoda E5

    Silent drive

    EVs wind resistance coefficient offers perfect silence as you travel with wind noise measuring as low as 62.9 decibels at 120 kmph.

    Cooling compartment

    Omoda E5 lets you enjoy cold, refreshing beverages on the go thanks to the innovative cooling storage compartment.

    Intelligent cockpit

    The Omoda E5 features an intelligent, smart cockpit utilizing a Qualcomm 8155 chip that offers seamless human-vehicle interaction. Complementing the system is a 24.6-inch curved 2K HD dual-screen offering an immersive visual experience.

    Uniquely tailored interior

    The EV features a subtle but stylish cabin with several interesting bits like -

    • A palette of over 60 colors
    • Premium Sony Sound System
    • Dynamic ambient lighting (creating a highly customizable audio & visual experience)

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    Always stay connected

    In this day and age staying connected is a must and Chery understands it perfectly. The car features an in-car wireless 50W charger with an active cooling system that reduces the phone’s temperature during the wireless charging process.

    Stylish & spacious cabin

    Omoda E5 features a luxurious and expensive cabin and is meticulously crafted with a dual-tone blue & white-beige combo and all-black tone which sets the vehicle apart from the rest. Chery uses high-quality faux leather materials adding a luxurious feel.

    As for space, the car offers ample both for passengers and cargo, thanks to its 4,420 mm length and 2,630 mm wheelbase. The EV offers a 483-liter boot, ensuring enough space for all your belongings. Other striking measurements include -

    Ground Clearance

    1588 mm

    Width

    1830 mm

    Height

    1588 mm

    Excellent water wading & bottom scraping

    The EV when put under water wading and bottom scraping test showcased excellent results. Proving the car is capable of handling various terrains.

    Advanced safety

    The Chinese EV packs the latest-gen Advanced Driver Assistance System 2.5. The said system integrates artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, and connectivity features. Together they redefine driving experience and establish new standards for advanced driver assistance systems in the EV space with as many as 17 functions. The list includes -

    • Front Collision Warning (FCW) Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Multi Collision Brake (MCB) Traffic Jam Assistant (TJA)
    • Door Open Warning (DOW) Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB)
    • Integrated Cruise Assist (ICA) Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Rear Collision Warning (RCW) Lane Change Assist (LCA)
    • Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) Driving Monitoring System (DMS)
    • Blind-spot Detection (BSD) Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK)
    • Departure Reminder

    2024 Chery Omoda E5

    Striking color package

    The Omoda E5 EV is offered in four striking tones including - Aqua Green, Khaki White, Phantom Grey, and Dark Black.

    Reliable package

    Priced at RM 146,800, every purchase of the new Omoda E5 is accompanied by a class-leading warranty package including a 7-year or 150,000km vehicle warranty, an impressive 8-year or 160,000km battery warranty, and an equally robust 8-year or 160,000km drive unit warranty which covers the Power Motor, Power Motor Control Unit, Power Battery Management System and the Vehicle’s Control Unit.

    Additionally, if the battery’s state of health falls below 70% during the warranty period Chery Malaysia will offer a one-to-one exchange.

    Also Read: Deliveries for the 2024 smart #1 Pro variant now underway - Elevating the entry-level experience, RM189k, 315km of range

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