2008 Chery V5 | new car review

Posted on Apr 5, 2008 by

The is a five-door stylish station wagon and is capable of carrying seven adults. has tried to influence the front end with some elements of Volvo design, but the end result is typically Chinese.

The V5 is powered by a Mitsubishi-sourced SOHC 16-valve 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 130hp and 198Nm of torque. Two gearboxes are available – both four-speed – in manual and automatic guises with drive sent to the front wheels.

Being more in the norm of a people carrier, suspension set-up is tuned to provide a firm ride with MacPherson strut up front and independent multi-link at the back. The V5 feels like neither a car nor a sport utility, which is what a crossover is about. Besides people, it can haul lots of stuff; just flip down the back two rows of seats.

Chery designers and engineers looked closely at other vehicles and produced a virtual composite of the best ideas. Safety package includes four airbags, child safety lock and ABS, EBD and TCS (traction control system).

Chery also claim that the front end of V5 of a car has been designed in accordance with the current European NCAP 4-star collision standards. Whether it achieves these standards is a big question mark, though.

Chery seems to trying to make its presence felt in many segments of the car market and the V5 is a trying attempt to woo customers who would normally go in for a similar Korean offering.

Technical Specifications
Engine           2.4-litre 4-Cylinder
Power           130Bhp
Torque           198Nm
Transmission           Manual/Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 65000 onwards*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.


One Response to 2008 Chery V5 | new car review

  1. Raied Abdul hameed Reply

    February 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm


    i was Ruqested for spair parts of Chery V5 2010 Before maybe 40 days from the branch of Jeddah every time they give me new apointment and said they will contect me but there’s No answer.when i call to service center to ask for spair parts the castumer care say theres nothing and give me next apointment.

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