Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Is In The Big Leagues Now

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Is In The Big Leagues Now

Why Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Is Good Value For Money

Following the tremendous success of the Tiggo 4 and the Tiggo 8, Chery Motors seems to have hit the spot with the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro. It’s not often you hear of car brands bouncing back the way Chery has and it’s nothing short of a revelation. The flagship Tiggo 8 Pro took everyone’s breath away and now, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is showing off its appeal with modern styling, loads of features and ample space at an unbelievable price.

Revival Of The Chery Brand In South Africa

It’s quite normal for the wider motoring community to be apprehensive about brands that haven’t performed all that well in the past. Citroen is one example as they pulled out of South Africa in 2016 only to make a tremendously successful comeback in 2019.

Proton follows a similar story as the company announced in 2015 that it would stop all vehicle sales in South Africa, stating that the market was deteriorating. However, in 2022, Proton is back in the driving seat with the Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) Group as the local distributor.

Chery is an even bigger success story in the making with the latest Tiggo family of cars looking the part in more ways than one. The company first arrived in South Africa in 2008, introducing the QQ3 and Tiggo 3. Since Chery was an unknown entity at the time, local buyers were apprehensive to spend money on a brand they didn’t know.

While styling may be objective and hardly a deciding factor, the biggest concerns were unproven mechanics and reliability. As such, Chery spent time and money gathering and analysing data, monitored buyer trends and identified the positives of launching in South Africa.

What The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Offers Today

Looking at the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, it’s a far cry from any Chery car of just 10 years ago. Today, this modern and stylish SUV can stand tall on any showroom floor, offering incredible value for money. If competitors are not concerned yet, they should be as the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro delivers on all fronts. There are also seven body colours to choose from.

While the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro looks similar to its bigger Tiggo 8 sibling, there are a few differentiating factors. Overall, the Tiggo 7 SUV looks more muscular and perhaps a little sportier from the front. It has smooth design lines and lovely finishes, inside and out. From 18-inch wheels and a roof-mounted spoiler to dual exhaust surrounds, heated and electrically foldable mirrors with integrated LED indicators, the Tiggo 7 SUV is in the big leagues now.

All the lights are LEDs and switch on automatically while it also has intelligent wide-angle fog lights and light-bar-type LED daytime running lights. Some of the most striking elements are the hexagonal grille with three-dimensional diamond-shaped brightwork and the elongated front lights which run from the grille to the start of the sharply creased shoulder line.

Inside The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro

What you get on the inside is as impressive as the exterior which resembles much of the same in other Tiggo models. The leather-like dash is uncluttered, featuring three digital screens with soft-touch surfaces that add a sense of elegance and luxury that would appeal to just about anyone.

The digital instrument cluster is another attractive feature with a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A third touch screen for the climate control functions sits a little lower down on the console that offers surgical-level N95 air filtering. It also powers the cooling system of the cooled central cubbyhole.

Adding further impetus to the already stylish interior is the short gear-lever and gloss black. Drivers and passengers will love the amount of storage space throughout the cabin, especially in the front. Below the centre console, you will find a handy storage compartment with a wireless charging tray to keep things neat and tidy.

In terms of space, there is ample rear legroom with a sufficient luggage compartment offering storage of 475-litres which expands to 1500 litres when you fold down the seats. From sporting gear and camping accessories to beach toys and groceries, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV can do it all!

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Engine Specs And Performance

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is available in two versions, the R409,900** Distinctive and the R444,900** Executive models. Both get a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, four-cylinder engine producing 108kW and 210Nm of torque delivering enough power for most applications in urban centres or the open road.

The Tiggo 7 SUV also has a CVT transmission with nine pre-programmed “gears” which are smooth and well-suited to the Tiggo 7’s nature. As you’d expect from a slightly smaller engine, there is some turbo-lag when pulling away but out on the road, the Tiggo 7 is a pleasure to drive and eager to cruise. The good structural design and suspension also make it a comfortable ride over various road surfaces.

Today, many people are looking for an affordable, reliable and economical car and the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro delivers in spades. It has a respectable fuel economy of 6.8-litres/100km which is good for its size and low overall maintenance costs.

Is The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Safe?

With occupant safety being a primary concern among automakers, all Chery Tiggo 7 Pro models come with a long list of safety and convenience features. For the price of a Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, you wouldn’t believe all the added extras which include the following:

  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
  • ABS & EBD & BAS (Brake Assist System)
  • Emergency Brake Assistance
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Front Collision Warning *
  • Automatic Emergency Braking *
  • 360-degree around-view monitor *

*Some features are model-dependent

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro comes standard with a five-year/150 000 km warranty, a five-year/60 000 km service plan and a substantial engine warranty covering 10 years or one million kilometres. For more information on the fascinating Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV, contact your nearest Group1 Chery and book a test drive today!

**Pricing correct at time of publishing

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