Buying a new car? Here's why Omoda needs to be on your radar

This new brand’s stylish range of cars are not only competitively priced, but also don’t compromise on tech, design and safety
12 April 2024

A new Chinese brand, Omoda, is gearing itself up to make waves across the UK car market as its sophisticated range arrives in dealerships next month.

The brand will offer a range of electric and petrol crossover SUVs when its cars reach dealers in April, with its headline model – the Omoda 5, main image – offering an all-electric powertrain option and value pricing, as well as impressive levels of technology and standard equipment.

Omoda says it will merge cutting-edge technology with a future-facing eco-conscious approach and the highest levels of quality, safety and design.

It will focus exclusively on urban crossover SUVs, and a commitment to supporting the drive to net zero carbon emissions, offering the latest technology at a responsible price.

Spotlight on the Omoda 5 and E5 crossover SUV

Jed Leicester

The headline model at launch will be the Omoda E5 crossover SUV, which combines futuristic design with intelligent connectivity.

The Omoda E5 has a 61kWh battery and a 204hp electric motor powering the front wheels, with a quoted range of around 260 miles on a full charge. The battery also accepts 80kW (DC) rapid charging and can charge from 30 to 80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes.

The battery is a latest-tech lithium iron phosphate (LFP) unit, which comes with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

The Omoda E5 will be available alongside a 1.6-litre petrol model, which will appeal to buyers not yet ready to switch to electric.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Jed Leicester

Two trim levels will be offered – Comfort and Noble – with features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus wireless mobile phone charging and a full suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

The premium Noble adds 360-degree 3D camera technology to enhance driver awareness plus features such as heated seats, power tailgate and sunroof.

What’s more, the Omoda 5 also has a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating. 

Competitive pricing – and an extra brand to come


While pricing for all models has yet to be announced, Omoda says the 1.6-litre petrol variant will cost £23,995 when it arrives early summer. 

That figure will buy the Comfort model, which is well-equipped and has a 187hp, turbocharged engine and seven-speed dual clutch transmission, with CO2 emissions of 169g/km and a quoted combined fuel economy figure of 34.5mpg. 

Further Omoda models are set to follow, including a smaller and a larger crossover SUV, while Omoda’s parent company Chery is planning to launch the premium Jaecoo brand in the UK later this year. 

It is also exploring the idea of a UK manufacturing facility to supply Omoda and Jaecoo across Europe. “We're currently in the initial stages of exploring a dedicated plant in the UK, given its significant market potential," says Omoda and Jaecoo UK country manager Victor Zhang. 

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