Local assembly of Chery SUVs takes another step

By CARSIFU | 25 August 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Chery Malaysia's completely knocked down (CKD) programme recently saw the first batch of Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) units at the plant in Kulim, Kedah rolling off the line.

In a statement, the Chinese automaker said the integration of PDI procedures directly into the production lines marks a pivotal moment for its local assembly programme.

The company said it aims to deliver vehicles that not only meet but exceed customer expectations, by conducting meticulous inspections and tests before the vehicles leave the factory.

“This success is the peak of the hard work and untiring efforts of the entire Chery Malaysia assembly team. We will continue to push and deliver to set new industry standards to meet the international quality levels,” said Leo Chen, executive vice president of Chery Malaysia.

PDI Line (Custom)

In July, sole distributor Chery Auto Malaysia Sdn Bhd launched the Tiggo 8 Pro and Omoda 5 sports utility vehicles (SUVs).

The Tiggo 8 Pro is available in a single variant and is priced on-the-road without insurance at RM159,800 while the smaller Omoda 5 comes in an entry-level C-variant at RM108,800 and a range-topping H-variant at RM118,800.

The company offers an unprecedented seven-year warranty which includes a five-year free servicing package.

The five-seater Omoda 5 has a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, mated to a 9-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT), which produces 156PS and maximum torque of 230Nm.

Meanwhile, the three-row, seven-seater Tiggo 8 Pro has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), producing 256PS and maximum torque of 390Nm.

Plant 1 (Custom)

Plant 2 (Custom)

Plant 3 (Custom)

Tiggo 1 (Custom)

Tiggo 2 (Custom)