Chery launches Omoda GT and E5 in Sydney

Chery has showcased two new models in its refreshed 2024 line up at a media event in Sydney. The Omoda 5 small SUV range sees a mid-life update, with the addition of a new GT  that promises increased levels of performance.

At the heart of the new performance variant lies a more powerful 1.6-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 137kW at 5500rpm and 275Nm of torque at 2000rpm. It’s backed by a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

The GT will be available in both two and all-wheel drive variants and features multi-link rear suspension to improve driving dynamics, along with larger brake hardware. The new new model, and its EV sibling form part of a concerted effort to expand the range.

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As part of their program to better adapt models for Australian roads, ADAS safety systems in particular have seen significant, and welcome, updates. Pricing for the 2024 Omoda 5 petrol range starts from $34,490 drive away.

That will get you into the 1.5-litre turbo BX 2WD, while the new GT AWD is $41,490 drive away. Media representatives, including us, also got a first-hand look at the base grade of the Omoda E5, the brand’s first foray into the EV market in Australia.

2024 Chery Omoda E5
2024 Chery Omoda E5

The E5 is powered by a single electric motor developing 150kW of power and 340Nm of torque that sends drive to the front wheels. Despite aesthetic similarities, 90 per cent of the interior of the EV is different to petrol versions.

With a claimed range of 430km and the ability to sprint to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds, the model promises access to “advanced electric vehicle technology without compromising on performance or style”.

To be available in two variants, Standard and Premium, further details on pricing and specification will come ahead of its launch in the second half of 2024. To see more from the launch, visit our Instagram.

Kalen Ziflian
Kalen Ziflian
A lifelong motoring enthusiast, Kalen has a passion for anything with wheels and a motor. His passion lies in collectible Japanese performance vehicles but he’s been known to enjoy off-roading touring and camping across Australia.

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