More details on the Omoda 5 EV: next year’s all-electric Tesla Model Y rival
The Omoda 5 SUV will go 280 miles between charges and offer fast charging
The Omoda 5 EV is set to arrive in the UK in March 2024 with a 61kWh battery that offers a claimed range of 280 miles when fully charged. The battery accepts rapid charging at speeds of up to 110kW, meaning a charge from zero to 80 per cent will take 30 minutes.
A single electric motor powers the front wheels with 201bhp facilitating a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds, while drivers can choose from three driving modes: eco, comfort and sport.
The Omoda 5 EV gets a very different front-end treatment to the petrol cars. The grille is replaced by a sleek body-coloured panel with the Omoda name sitting prominently between the front lights, while there’s just an Omoda badge on the petrol car. The EV design language is referred to by Omoda as ‘Light of Movement’ building upon the principles of the brand’s overall ‘Art in Motion’ design that apparently draws inspiration from light and shadow during lightning strikes.
The 5 EV will be available in four trim levels with plenty of customisation options available, whereas the petrol car is only offered in two trims. There’s no word on price yet, but we’d expect it to be highly competitive on both price and equipment – the well-equipped petrol Omoda 5 will start at £24,000, undercutting the cheapest Nissan Qashqai by around £3,000.
Omoda has also confirmed that two other SUV models will be coming to the UK by 2025, a larger O9 model with both petrol and plug-in hybrid options, plus a smaller Nissan Juke rivalling SUV that will be available with three different powertrains: petrol, plug-in hybrid and battery electric.
Both Omoda and Jaecoo are avoiding the current trend to sell their cars directly, preferring the existing dealer franchise model, with details of dealer partners expected soon.
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