Omoda, the latest brand by Chinese automaker Chery that was inaugurated in 2022, expanded its lineup in Mexico with the addition of the O5 GT joining the regular O5 sedan and the C5 SUV to take on the C-segment rivals including Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.
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The sporty-looking four-door sedan is basically a rebadged version of the Chery Arrizo 5 GT that debuted in China last year, sharing the same Lexus-inspired fascia and a turbocharged petrol engine. The new sedan is 4,691 mm long, 1,814 mm wide, and 1,493 mm tall with a wheelbase spanning 2,650 mm.
The design highlights include a massive X-shaped “spindle” grille up front that covers most of the front bumper, slim LED headlights, and vertical intakes on the bumper. The profile and the rear end are carried over from the regular Omoda O5 sedan but with a diffuser element added with quad exhausts.
Inside, the Omoda O5 GT features dual 10.25-inch screens in a unified panel, the dashboard features fake carbon fiber trim, there are bucket seats with red piping on the black leather-style upholstery (also available in lava red), and aluminum pedals. The high-spec trim gets heated and ventilated seats, and ADAS features including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane change assist, and blind spot monitoring.
Under the hood is a turbocharged 1.6L engine making a potent 194 hp and 290 Nm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, allowing a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 6 seconds. Bear in mind the regular O5 comes fitted with a 1.5L engine good for 146 hp and 169 Nm and is mated to a CVT gearbox.
The Omoda O5 GT is priced at 459,900 Mexican pesos (around PKR 74.5 lac) for the base Life variant, while the range-topping Unlimited variant costs MXN539,900 (around PKR 87.5 lac). The O5 GT will reportedly be launched in other markets including Russia as well as those where the Omoda brand has already been introduced.
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