Unveiling the 2024 Chery Omoda 5: A Bigger Heart and More Features
In a bold move for its second year in the Australian market, Chery has amplified its small SUV offering with the 2024 Chery Omoda 5. Doubling its model range, the Omoda 5 now boasts a four-pronged lineup, introducing a larger 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine and an array of enhanced features. Let's delve into the details of this expanded and upgraded small SUV lineup that aims to make a lasting impression in the sub-$45,000 segment.
The Power Play
The highlight of the 2024 Chery Omoda 5 is undoubtedly the introduction of a more potent 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine. Available exclusively in the top-spec GT grade, this robust powertrain is offered with the option of front-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). The front-wheel-drive variant has already made its way to Australian dealerships, while the AWD version is slated to arrive next month.
Chery Australia has adopted a drive-away pricing strategy for the 2024 Omoda 5, ensuring transparency and simplicity for prospective buyers. The lineup is structured as follows:
- 1.5T BX 2WD: $34,490
- 1.5T EX 2WD: $36,990
- 1.6T GT 2WD: $38,990
- 1.6T GT AWD: $41,490
Features Across the Board
All Omoda 5 variants benefit from a range of added features for the 2024 model year, irrespective of the engine under the hood. Digital radio, a frameless rear-view mirror with auto-dimming functionality, and a more potent 50W wireless device charger come standard across all grades. These additions enhance the overall driving experience and provide a touch of modern convenience.
The existing 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, powering the BX 2WD and EX 2WD variants, remains unchanged. It delivers a reliable 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque, seamlessly channeled through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Stepping into the GT grade introduces the new 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, elevating performance levels with 137kW of power and 275Nm of torque. The GT lineup offers flexibility with a choice between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, catering to diverse driving preferences.
Efficiency and Emissions
The 1.6T engine showcases efficiency improvements, consuming between 6.8L/100km (FWD) and 7.4L/100km (AWD) on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions are rated between 162-176g/km, contributing to a more environmentally conscious driving experience.
In the pursuit of enhanced handling and ride quality, Chery has replaced the torsion beam rear-end in the 1.5T variants with a sophisticated multi-link arrangement in the 2024 Omoda 5.
With the expanded lineup and the introduction of a more potent engine, the 2024 Chery Omoda 5 solidifies its position as a competitive player in the sub-$45,000 small SUV segment. Chery's commitment to performance, value for money, and outstanding customer service shines through in this latest offering, setting the stage for increased market traction in 2024. As the Omoda 5 graces Australian roads, it invites drivers to experience a harmonious blend of power, style, and advanced features.