Chery says it has fixed one of our key criticisms of its new Omoda 5 crossover by updating the performance of its active safety and driver assist features.

    “In the latest update of our ADAS system, we have introduced a series of refinements aimed at optimising the system’s logic for improved adaptability to Australian conditions,” said a Chery Australia spokesperson.

    “All vehicles were updated with the recalibration before being sold once it became available.

    “Owners of vehicles sold prior to the recalibration being introduced now have the option to get their systems recalibrated at their local dealer or during routine servicing.”

    The company has detailed some of the changes.

    “One key update involves the removal of an instrument notification beep that was triggered whenever the system detected a status change, such as lane detection or non-detection,” the spokesperson added.

    “This modification has notably improved the overall driver experience,” Chery claims. “In addition, we have made refinements to optimise the system’s logic, ensuring better adaptability to Australian conditions,” they added.

    In our launch review of the Omoda 5, we found the driver attention monitoring system dinged repeatedly even if there was no inattention on the part of the driver, while the lane-keep assist proved overly intrusive even when the Omoda 5 was driven in a straight line between lane markings.

    Chery Australia says the Omoda 5 is in stock and readily available across its dealership network.

    It was the first vehicle launched as part of a revived local operation, with Chery now distributed by the factory instead of a third-party distributor.

    The Omoda 5 range will expand later this year with a more powerful turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, available with either front- or all-wheel drive, that also brings multi-link rear suspension instead of a torsion beam set-up. An electric version is also due next year.

    Chery is also introducing the larger (but still small) Tiggo 7 Pro SUV during 2023, as well as the mid-sized Tiggo 8 Pro SUV.

    MORE: Everything Chery Omoda 5

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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