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China's leading car exporter, Chery, plans to launch its Omoda 5 electric SUV in the UK in early 2024, with a 201 bhp motor, a 64kWh battery, and an expected 280-mile WLTP range. 


Chery is a major car brand in China, exporting to numerous regions and countries, with a global automotive R&D team of more than 5,500 people across Brazil, China, Germany and the United States. It also has a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover to manufacture its vehicles in China.


The Omoda 5 - which has similar dimensions to the Kia Niro EV and MG ZS - measures 4,374 mm in length, 1,824 mm in width and 1,585 mm in height. 


The interior comes equipped with two 10.25-inch screens as centrepieces of the dashboard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also fitted as standard, in addition to a wireless charging pad. Other interior features include ventilated leather seats and a sunroof.  


Standard driving aids include adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist. 


While the price has not been announced, the company has promised that it will be competitive, with an expected starting price of around £38,000 for the electric version. 


The Omoda 5 follows other relatively unknown Chinese models entering the UK market this year, such as the Ora Funky Cat and the BYD Atto 3.

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Harry Leahey 14/02/23