Ahead of its first deliveries, Chery Malaysia has now announced that it has completed the first batch of pre-delivery inspections (PDI) at its CKD plant in Kulim, Kedah, which assembles the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro.
Chery says in a press release that the integration of PDI procedures directly into the assembly lines marks a “pivotal moment in the company’s relentless pursuit of quality assurance”. All locally assembled Chery vehicles will undergo meticulous inspections and tests before they leave the factory.
“This success is the peak of the hard work and untiring efforts of the entire Chery Malaysia assembly team in CKD plant, we will continue to push and deliver to set new industry standards to meet the international quality levels,” said Chery Malaysia Executive Vice President, Leo Chen.
“Chery Malaysia’s commitment to quality extends to every facet of its manufacturing and assembly process. The readiness of the production and assembly lines for PDI is a testament to the company’s meticulous planning and investment in cutting-edge technology and processes,” the press release adds.
Chery made its official reentry into Malaysia with the launch of the Tiggo 8 Pro and Omoda 5 in July this year, and has since enjoyed a warm reception, with the brand recording over 3,000 bookings in just 10 days since its debut. Both of these models will be locally assembled at its contract assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah.
The Tiggo 8 Pro is the flagship model in Chery Malaysia’s line-up, available in a single variant and priced at RM159,800 on-the-road, without insurance. It boasts a premium design, and is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four engine making 256 hp and 390 Nm, translating to a 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.5 seconds.
The Chery Omoda 5 meanwhile is designed for the younger crowd aged between 25–30 years old, and starts at a lower price point of RM108,800. At launch, the compact crossover is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged inline-four engine with 156 hp and 230 Nm, although the company says that a 1.6T version, alongside a fully-electric counterpart, will also be making an appearance in Malaysia as soon as 2024.