2024 Omoda O5 GT Sedan revealed with sporty looks, 1.6L turbo
Omoda is all set to officially launch its offerings in the Philippines by the end of 2023. Not only will the company offer the turbocharged Omoda 5 for less than PHP 1.5 million, but the automaker will also be bringing the Omoda 5 EV which will come with an 8-year/200,000 km warranty for extra peace of mind.
While it looks like Omoda will only focus on crossover SUVs in the Philippines, the automaker actually also sells sedans. In fact, over in Mexico, they just revealed the Omoda O5 GT Sedan, and boy is the four-door a looker.
With an aggressive front fascia that consists of a massive X-shaped grille and sleek LED headlights, the Omoda O5 GT Sedan looks the part of a sports sedan that's raring to go. However, we did notice the Omoda O5 GT Sedan appears to have borrowed some inspiration from Lexus with its spindle-like grille and sharp headlights. On the other hand, the rear gets a distinct pair of LED taillights and a diffuser-like rear on the bumper.
Step inside and the O5 GT Sedan greets occupants with a pair of digital displays along with a blacked-out interior. There are also neat touches of faux carbon fiber trim and metal accents which further highlight the vehicle's sporty nature. And speaking of sporty, the Omoda O5 GT Sedan gets bucket seats with red piping (or lava orange piping) and black leather upholstery, as well as aluminum sport pedals.
Under the hood, the Omoda O5 GT Sedan packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It makes a potent 197 PS and a generous 290 Nm of torque. If those figures look and sound familiar, it's highly likely that this is the same engine that powers the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6T. Power goes to the front wheels via a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, giving the sedan a claimed 0 – 100 km/h sprint of 6 seconds.
With Mexico one of the first markets to get the Omoda O5 GT Sedan, we're wondering if the company is also looking at bringing it to other markets like the Philippines. With its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, sporty looks, and high-tech interior, it could give the likes of the GAC Empow and Honda Civic RS a run for their money.
Do you think this will make sense in the Philippines should it be brought to market?