As we reported late last year, Chery is planning to return to the Malaysian market, and the new official Chery Omoda 5 fan page on Facebook tells us that they are almost ready to go.
Out of the blue, Chery Malaysia has created an official fan page for the Omoda 5. This is a clear sign that their B-segment SUV will soon be launched in Malaysia. Interestingly, should the launch take place in the immediate future, Malaysia would be one of the first international markets outside of China to receive the Omoda 5.
As of now, there is no information regarding the price of the challenger Proton X50 and Honda HR-V, but they are priced in China from 110,000 RMB (RM 73k) to 150,000 RMB (RM 99k).
What is the Chery Omoda 5?
The futuristic-looking Omada 5 is slightly larger than the Proton X50 and the new generation Honda HR-V according to its official dimensions. However, moving that slightly larger body won’t be a problem, as the Omoda 5 has good performance under the hood, with 197bhp and 290Nm coming from a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that sends power to the front wheels. via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Busy design that somehow works
In terms of design, there’s certainly a lot going on, from contrasting color accents to a jumble of character lines. Still, it might be for you if you like modern, futuristic B-segment SUVs, especially those with a colossal wraparound grille.
The interior is impressive too!
Inside, Chery seemed to have done an excellent job with the cabin layout and design, which was very sleek and ergonomic with its mix of matte finishes and leather upholstery. This subtlety is very at odds with the exterior but nonetheless a welcome relief.
There are two 12.3-inch screens for the infotainment and the digital instrument cluster, which are said to support Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, the rest of the dashboard looks relatively minimal, with just a few buttons scattered around.
We don’t know what safety features it will come with, but stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the official launch of the new B-segment SUV crew member.