Chery Malaysia has introduced that the primary items of Omoda E5 has arrived in Port Klang and can quickly be previewed to the media forward of the mannequin’s launch. This isn’t a lot of a shock as a number of items of the electrical car (EV) in right-hand drive guise had been noticed being transported on a trailer earlier this month.
In an official launch, the corporate didn’t state a launch date for the Omoda E5 but it surely beforehand confirmed that this can occur in 2024. In contrast to the Omoda 5 that’s regionally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia, the Omoda E5 might be supplied as a fully-imported (CBU) EV, though it isn’t recognized if it’s going to ultimately go the CKD route.
For a short recap, the Omoda E5 made its debut at this yr’s Auto Shanghai because the totally electrical model of the Omoda 5, which went on sale right here in July this yr. Already open for reserving in Indonesia (with CKD manufacturing set to begin there in early 2024), the Omoda E5 presents as much as 450 km of vary following the CLTC customary.
That is because of its lithium-ion battery with an vitality capability of 61 kWh, which powers a front-mounted electrical motor rated 224 PS (221 hp or 165 kW) for a 0-100 km/h time of seven.8 seconds. The Chinese language carmaker claims the powertrain consumes as little as 15 kWh/100 km and the battery may be recharged from 20-80% in simply half-hour.
As for specs, the Malaysia-spec Omoda E5 might be outfitted with superior driver help methods (ADAS) that features 16 features, which embody blind spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking and rear cross site visitors alert. Chery Malaysia additionally factors out that the EV might be accessible in seven exterior colors in addition to three inside colors.
The Omoda E5 is differentiated from the petrol-powered Omoda 5 by its face, which incorporates a closed-off grille that has the model script (as an alternative of a emblem) above the cost port door. On the within, each SUVs are acquainted comparable, besides the centre console within the EV model doesn’t have a gear lever and has extra stowage area.
The Omoda 5 at the moment retails from RM108,800 to RM118,800 throughout two variants. How a lot do you count on its EV sibling, the Omoda E5, to go for? Depart your guesses within the feedback beneath and keep tuned as we carry you extra particulars from the upcoming media preview.
GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at GIIAS 2023
GALLERY: Chery Omoda 5 EV at Auto Shanghai 2023
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