Two options with C5
Omoda has released more information about its C5, which is slated to arrive in New Zealand during the first half of 2024.
It will be available with two engine options – a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol paired with a continuously variable transmission delivering 108Kw and 210Nm, and a 1.6-litre turbo mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for 147Kw and 290Nm.
Both will be available in two trim levels and will come “generously” equipped with technology being a focal point.
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless charging will be available as standard with the C5 to provide a connected driving experience.
The Premium trim level will feature front and rear-parking sensors, as well as 360-degree exterior 3D camera technology to enhance situational awareness.
Omoda’s SUV is equipped with advanced driver-assistance systems, which has 17 functions including ACC adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and autonomous emergency braking.
Advanced LED lighting, including an adaptive lighting system, is standard while the inside boasts a dual 10.25-inch screen and vehicle display.
Omoda’s intelligent voice-command system allows the owner to personalise the name of the on-board AI, says Sheldon Humphries, country manager for New Zealand.
For those seeking a sportier SUV, the Premium trim variant offers extra features such as a leather steering wheel, a power sunroof, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, red brake callipers and 18-inch alloy wheels.
An electric version will also be available from launch. Official specification for the New Zealand-bound EV has yet to be released, but Omoda did present the car at Shanghai Motor Show in May. The brand outlined a 61kWh battery pack with a 450km range and a 10-80 per cent charging time of around 35 minutes.
Recently, the marque revealed its latest export data. In October, it exported 12,842 units and its cumulative total exceeded 130,000 from January to October.
The company’s New Zealand website is being developed although it does have a Kiwi Facebook, and can also be followed via LinkedIn and Instagram.