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Chery Malaysia launches Omoda E5, CKD in the works

Chery Malaysia launches Omoda E5, CKD in the works

07 Mar 2024

CHERY Malaysia may be the first Chinese automotive brand to assemble its electric vehicle (EV) in Malaysia, with the newly launched Omoda E5 the likeliest pick.

Chery Malaysia executive vice-president Leo Chen made the announcement during the launch of the E5, which also signalled the start of the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiative.

 Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof and Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing.

“This initiative aligns with the government’s policy of localisation compliance and will assist Malaysia to become a hub for EVs in the region,” said Chen, adding that it would create more job opportunities and boost the local economy.

“Meanwhile, the E5 represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide sustainable mobility solutions. We believe that it will not only meet but exceed the expectations of Malaysian consumers, perhaps also setting new standards for green mobility,” he added.

Local assembly may begin as early as in the second quarter.

The company said this was possible as the E5 shared the same body frame as the Omoda 5 sport utility vehicle, which was already being assembled in the country.

The E5 is powered by a 61kWh high-capacity lithium iron phosphate blade battery and boasts  201hp and 340Nm of torque.

The three-in-one flat-wire motor paired with a two-wheel drive (2WD) setup and three leading control systems deliver a power consumption of 15.5kwh/100km and a 430km (WLTP) range. It can charge from 30 per cent to 80 per cent in 28 minutes.

The AC charging rate is 9.9kW while it is 80kW for DC charging.

The E5 also features vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology in the event that remote powering is required.

The E5 boasts rather generous dimensions.

It has a length of 4,420mm, a width of 1,830mm, a height of 1588mm and a wheelbase of 2,630mm. The boot capacity is 483 litres.

The cabin features a dual-tone combination of blue and white-beige as well as black, coupled with the use of high-quality faux leather materials.

There is a 24.6-inch curved 2K HD dual-screen, Premium Sony Sound System, dynamic ambient lighting with more than 60 colours to choose from, in-car wireless 50W charger, active cooling system and a central console that is also a cooling storage compartment.

The E5 also has the Advanced Driver Assistance System 2.5 (ADAS 2.5) with 17 functions, including front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, multi-collision brake, traffic jam assistant, door open warning, rear cross-traffic braking, integrated cruise assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

The E5, which is available in the Aqua Green, Khaki White, Phantom Grey and Dark Black colour options, is priced at RM146,800.

The warranty package offers a seven-year or 150,000km vehicle warranty, an eight-year or 160,000km battery warranty and an eight-year or 160,000km drive unit warranty that covers the power motor, power motor control unit, power battery management system and the vehicle’s control unit.

The company is the first brand to partner with sustainable energy infrastructure solutions provider EVC to provide autocharge services at 474 charging stations nationwide.

Chery Malaysia is also offering a one-to-one exchange if the battery’s state of health falls below 70 per cent during the warranty period.

The first 2,000 customers will receive a complimentary wall box charger, V2L charger and charging credits worth RM1,000 at EVC roaming partners.

Maybank is currently offering an all-exclusive 2.08 per cent interest to customers who purchase the E5 during the promotional period (terms and conditions apply).

Source: NST