Chery Australia has quietly increased prices on its Omoda 5 range by between $100 and $1,000 as the company switches to nationwide drive-away pricing from June 1.
“Following our launch, we have adjusted our pricing and moved to a nationwide drive-away pricing for June,” a spokesman for Chery Australia told CarExpert.
There are no changes to the vehicle associated with the price change.
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The spokesman did not confirm whether those prices, or the unified nationwide prices for car travel in general, will remain in place beyond June 30.
If that Omoda 5 went on sale in Australia earlier this year, prices varied state-to-state based on road costs.
Customers from Victoria paid the highest drive-away price, while customers from the ACT received the cheapest drive-away price.
The base BX is now $32,990 in the car, an increase from $300 for Victorian buyers, $600 for buyers in Tasmania and Western Australia, $700 for South Australia, $800 for New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory and $1,000 for buyers equivalent to Australian Capital Territory.
The EX is now priced at $35,990 for the car, $100 more than the previous price in Victoria, $300 in WA, $400 in Tasmania, $500 in NSW, QLD and SA, $600 in NT and $800 in ACT.
Chery will expand the Omoda 5 range later this year with two variants with a more powerful engine, one of which will have all-wheel drive.
The EX+ and EX+ AWD feature a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of 145 kW and 290 Nm of torque, which is 30 kW and 60 Nm more than the 1.5-litre turbo engine in the BX and EX.
They will also swap the twist-beam rear suspension for multi-link suspension and trade the continuously variable transmission for a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
It will feature a 61kWh battery and will have a range of 450km based on a WLTP cycle.
Power will come from a single electric motor producing 150 kW of power and 340 Nm of torque. It is capable of V2L (Vehicle to Load) charging, allowing you to use the vehicle’s battery to power devices.
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