September 29, 2023

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

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

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

Within the second half of 2023, the vary will increase 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 computerized 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 towards the Mazda CX-30, Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR.

The Chery vary will increase 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 likely be offered by way of a community of at the least 40 sellers nationally, with further regional sellers set to be added.

Chery says it’s focusing on just a little over eight per cent of the overall market in every class it competes in. That may peg it at round 10,000 small SUV gross sales.

For context, GWM offered 8217 Haval Jolions final yr, Kia offered 8504 Seltos crossovers, and Subaru offered 9090 XVs.

Likewise, a determine of eight per cent of the mid-sized SUV phase 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 repeatedly variable transmission. These variants are front-wheel drive.

Claimed gasoline 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 computerized.

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


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

Servicing and Guarantee

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

Chery gained’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 likely be out there.

Commonplace Tools

The bottom Omoda 5 comes normal with the next:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Computerized LED headlights
  • Computerized 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 digicam
  • Energy tailgate
  • Energy sunroof


The total color palette contains:

  • Area 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 out there with daring pink accents on the aspect skirts, mirrors, wheels and entrance bumper.

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