On the back of its brand relaunch into the Australian market in 2023, and the unveiling of its Omoda 5 small SUV, which has proved a somewhat of a sales success, Chery is adding a GT variant to its 2024 line-up.
The GT features a more powerful 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine producing 137kW of power and 275Nm of torque, along with independent multi-link rear suspension. That’s paired with a smooth-shifting 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The Omoda 5 GT will be available in both two-wheel and all-wheel drive, with claimed fuel economy sitting at just 6.8-litres/100km for the former, and 7.4-litres/100km for the latter. The existing BX and EX variants remaining front-wheel drive.
For 2024, all variants score digital radio, a frameless rear-view mirror with auto dimming and a more powerful 50W wireless device charger. The GT will also feature variant-specific badging on the boot lid.
“The 2024 Omoda 5 represents another step forward for the Chery brand in Australia, offering consumers more performance and choice, whilst maintaining the focus on value for money and Chery’s dedication to outstanding customer service,” Chery Australia managing director Lucas Harris said.
Set to arrive in dealerships in mid-January (the AWD in February), you’ll find the same existing safety package, and infotainment tech in the new model, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Chery’s “Hello Chery” voice control system.
The range opens with the 1.5-litre turbo BX 2WD at $34,490 and the the EX at $36,990. The 1.6-litre GT hits the road at $38,990 in its FWD form, and $41,490 in AWD. All prices are drive away.
If you’re keen to jump into a 2023 model before then, stock is available from $32,990 drive away (with a $1,500 factory bonus on cars purchased prior to 31 January). For more information, talk to your local dealer or visit the Chery Australia website.
If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.