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Omoda PH couldn’t help but to hype further its upcoming EV

The upcoming electric crossover appears to carry more quirks than expected

The Chinese are going all in on EVs, just like Omoda. PHOTO FROM OMODA

October is coming closer than you might think, and Omoda Philippines has been drawing up hype for its halo model, the Omoda 5, since February. We have previously glossed over its electric version, and a couple more features have been announced since then.

What we know about the new Omoda 5 EV is the potent 150kW (201hp) and 400Nm motor. The impressive 450km range is thanks to its low energy consumption of 15kWh per 100km, meaning that trips to the charging station would hopefully be less than expected.

Who digs the more streamlined look of the electric variant? PHOTO FROM OMODA

When the time finally comes to charge the crossover, its fast-charging system is so ambitiously quick that 35 minutes is all it takes to reach at least 80%. Following suit with other EVs, the electric Omoda 5 also will carry V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) technology, allowing owners to utilize the electric motor as a power source.

Contrary to the previous report, the Omoda 5 EV will have a 12.3-inch screen for both the driver’s instrument cluster and the infotainment display. Aside from the advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), a total of 10 driving modes are available to choose from (too long to list here)—one of them piqued our interest: karaoke.

Following the trend seen across the current landscape of Chinese cars, anyone can sing to their heart’s desire in the driver seat—provided the vehicle is stationary.

Stepping into the future, like this robot. PHOTO FROM OMODA

The Omoda 5 EV includes an eight-year or 200,000km warranty, especially for the electric motor. Are these features enough to entice you to enter the O-Universe?

Justin Young

Justin loves cars of all forms. Molded by motoring TV shows and Internet car culture, he sees the world from a different perspective that not many get to see every day.