Chery has released new images and details of the Omoda 5 EV at the Geneva/Qatar Motor Show prior to it launching in Europe and other markets next year.
The Omoda 5 EV was first presented at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year but little has been said about it since then. Chery confirmed in Qatar that it comes standard with a 61 kWh battery pack that drives an electric motor at the front wheels with 204 hp.
The ICE-powered Omoda 5 SUV isn’t particularly quick so it comes as no surprise that the electric variant isn’t a performance weapon either. Nevertheless, it can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a respectable 7.6 seconds and has a claimed range of 280 miles (450 km). The electric SUV supports 110 kW DC fast charging that allows it to charge from 0-80% in 30 minutes.
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A handful of styling changes differentiate the Omoda 5 EV from the regular model. These changes are most evident from the front where the expansive grille of the combustion model has been removed and replaced with a painted surface with sharp lines. The Omoda 5 EV’s lower grille is also unique and sports vertical slats. Designers have also tweaked the LED headlights, added large Omoda lettering, and altered the shape of the main headlamp clusters.
Some alterations have also been made to the rear. For example, the rear spoiler is slightly different and there is know Chery branding on the light bar. The presence of an electric powertrain has also allowed the brand to ditch the standard model’s exhausts and replace them with a simple black bumper.
The launch of the Omoda 5 EV comes just a couple of months after Chery confirmed that the Omoda brand was heading to European shores in both combustion and electric forms. The ICE model is fitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is good for 197 hp and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) of torque.