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Chery Omoda 5 EV 2024: electric SUV to confirmed to take on BYD Atto 3 in Australia

Curt Dupriez
Deputy editor

Stylish Chinese small SUV to spearhead electrified models for local release

Chery Australia has revealed that 2024 will mark the roll out of a number of electrified models, centred around the mid-year launch of a fully electric version of its Omoda 5 small SUV.

The lineup will also likely include a plug-in hybrid version of the Tiggo 7 Pro midsize SUV that launched in Australia, in turbo petrol guise, in Australia this week. 

Chery has confirmed the EV version of the Omoda 5 will land in Australia in mid-2024

The Omoda 5 EV was first unveiled at this year’s Shanghai motor show. It features a single 150kW and 340Nm electric motor driving the front wheels with power supplied by a 61kWh battery.

In Chinese specification, the Omoda 5 EV is claimed to offer 450 kilometres of range (WLTP) and 0-100km/h performance of just under eight seconds. 

Peak recharging rate capacity is said to be up to 110kW, allowing DC fast charging of around 30 to 35 minutes. 

The EV will join multiple petrol versions on the Omoda 5 in the showrooms

While Australian pricing and specifications are yet unclear, the Omoda 5 EV will compete against other budget-friendly electrics locally such as the MG ZS EV and the BYD Atto 3.

Chery Australia showed images of the Omoda 5 EV to Australian media during its recent Tiggo 7 Pro event, the newcomer featuring a revised front end and other styling changes that separates the EV version from the petrol variants launched in March this year.

The EV version will sit alongside the ICE Omoda 5 lineup, one that is said to benefit from an upgrade to a higher-output 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine and the option of all-wheel drive for an upcoming MY24 update. 

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