Chery Omoda 5 Production Officially Begins

The first unit of Chery’s latest Omoda 5 crossover has rolled off the assembly lines at Chery’s manufacturing headquarters in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China. Omoda 5 is the first product to be built under the Chery 4.0 era and is the very first model in Chery’s new global product series called Omoda.

The Omoda 5 is an important model for Chery as it is the company’s first global model developed on international demands, and a key product for entry into the European Union and right-hand drive markets. According to Chairman Yin Tongyue, the Omoda 5 will set new standards for Chery in terms of customer satisfaction, competitiveness, digital mindsets, manufacturing and quality, while further innovating business models and yielding good results both domestically and globally. 

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Gao Xinhua, the executive deputy general manager of Chery, said that the Omoda 5 has been in development for 18 months to be a truly global product. Since its global debut at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show, it has received good feedback both in China and abroad. A product of extensive self-conducted research and development, Omoda 5 satisfies global standards through the realization of a unified global platform and reflects the company’s new ideas. 

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The Omoda 5 features Chery’s newly developed “Art in Motion” design language and boasts a comprehensively equipped interior utilizing two integrated and curved 10.25-inch high-definition digital screens that offer easy and intuitive control of all the car’s important driving, climate and entertainment settings. Chery also confirms that the Omoda 5 cabin will offer a comprehensive list of the most modern technologies and creature comforts.

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Under the hood the Omoda 5 gets powered by a 1.6L TGDI unit from Chery’s new Kunpeng engine family, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine produce 194 hp of power and 290 Nm of torque with power sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Hybrid and all-electric versions will also be offered in later stages according to the company.

Related: Chery Omoda 5 Confirmed for South Africa- Is Pakistan Next?

Chery has already confirmed Omoda 5 for right hand drive markets including South Africa and Malaysia where it will be launched later this year to go against the likes of Honda HR-V (Vezel), Mazda CX-3, Proton X50 and Hyundai Kona. The company has also confirmed its introduction in Russia, European Union and Australia (another RHD market) and said the Omoda 5 will be introduced in various other regions across the globe.

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Looking at company’s product strategies in other RHD markets, where is penetrating with the Tiggo-8 and Tiggo-4 crossovers, there is a strong chance that Chery, which has teamed up with Ghandhara and is in process of introducing a range of vehicles in Pakistan will likely introduce the new Omoda 5 in our country.

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