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Chery Omoda 5: Reviving the Roar in Malaysia’s Auto Scene with Bold Design and Ambitious Aspirations!

Introducing the 2023 Chery Omoda 5, Malaysia’s latest automotive arrival that’s set to turn heads and challenge the status quo. Chery Malaysia has made its triumphant return, showcasing the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro SUVs as the vanguards of its brand revival. The Omoda 5, available in C and H variants, packs a punch with its bold design and compelling features.

Remember Chery’s past stint in Malaysia? The noughties saw the likes of the QQ minicar and Tiggo SUV under the “Chery Alado” banner. Now, the brand’s back, and it’s going solo, sans local partner. This time, they’re launching a whopping 31 dealerships right off the bat, a daring move in the Malaysian market.

But wait, the audacity doesn’t stop there. The Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro are jumping straight into the deep end with local assembly, showing that Chery means business. The Omoda 5’s design isn’t for the faint of heart – love it or hate it, the distinctive front end grabs your attention and refuses to let go.

Sizing up against the Honda HR-V, the Omoda 5 holds its own with a longer body and a wheelbase that says “room to spare.” Inside, modernity reigns supreme with co-joined screens reminiscent of Mercedes-Benz and cleverly embedded controls. And under the hood? A 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, delivering a respectable 156 horsepower to the front wheels via a CVT with nine virtual gears.

Safety and tech aren’t afterthoughts – Chery goes big with a comprehensive ADAS driver assist pack, encompassing lane departure warning, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and more. The Omoda 5’s sleek profile is accentuated by LED lighting, while the top-tier H variant boasts a sunroof, premium sound system, and powered, ventilated seats.

You’re probably wondering about the price. Well, the C variant starts at RM108,800, while the decked-out H variant can be yours for RM118,800. Chery’s also throwing in a warranty that speaks volumes – 10 years or 1 million km for the engine, plus 7 years or 150,000 km for the rest of the vehicle. Be warned, though – that headline-grabbing engine warranty is limited to the first 3,000 customers.

But that’s not all, folks. Brace yourselves for an electrifying twist – Chery has hinted at an upcoming battery-powered EV version that’s bound to spark even more excitement.

So, there you have it, the 2023 Chery Omoda 5, an audacious newcomer determined to shake things up in the Malaysian automotive scene. Will it carve its niche? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure – Chery is back with a vengeance, and they’re not pulling any punches.

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