Posted on 25 Jan 2023 under General
Chery Automobile Co ., Ltd was founded in 1997 and quickly become one of the most recognised and respected car brands. They have expanded globally at a tremendous rate showing impressive sales figures of over 1 million units sold in 2022. South Africa is no exception as the latest range of Chery cars has proven exceptionally popular and Group1 is proud to be a Chery dealer offering motorists the chance to experience first-hand why we rate these vehicles so highly.
The remarkable success of Chery is direct a result of its relentless efforts to understand core technologies. As a brand that strictly adheres to independent research and development, they have established five R&D centres across the globe with a total of 7,000 experienced designers and engineers who have worked for renowned car brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors.
Abiding by its core concept of “Establishing the Enterprise Based on Technology”, Chery has been able to export its products across the globe, garnering immense admiration and success.
In 2022, Chery achieved remarkable results – boasting a global cumulative sales volume of over 1.127 million units in the first 11 months and export figures climbing to more than 406,000 units – representing an astonishing 32.6% and 70.9% year-on-year growth respectively!
October 2022 marked the fifth consecutive month that Chery sold over 100,000 vehicles globally, totalling 132,828. This represents an impressive increase of 50.4% year-on-year and is 38.8% higher than the previous annual peak from 2021. Congratulations to the entire Chery team for such an extraordinary accomplishment!
From January to October 2022, Chery’s Tiggo lineup excelled in global markets. They sold 159,500 Tiggo 8’s and 134,900 Tiggo 7 cars across the world with considerable success in the Middle East and South America, but especially in Brazil.
Here, the brand sold 29,854 units for a market share of 2.38% which places Chery in the top 10 among automotive brands. The ever-growing appeal of the Tiggo family has made their newest addition, the Arrizo 6 sedan – an award winner for Best Resale Value – a favourite among Brazilians and for good reason.
Boasting an exemplary intelligent technology configuration, Arrizo 6 PRO is superior to its competitors. Its ACC system fuses multiple functions such as ICA, TJA and LKA; furthermore, the AEB mechanism drastically reduces the potential risks of accidents.
To top it all off, this powerful car features a 1.5TCI engine with 156 Ps in maximum horsepower and 230 N m for peak torque that further enhances performance when paired with CVT transmission – enabling abundant power while maintaining low fuel consumption rates!
In the Middle East, Chery saw an outstanding double boost in both sales and brand image. The Tiggo 8 Pro sparked a revolution of sorts across Qatar’s automotive market – earning it the title of “The Most Intelligent Pioneer” according to notable press outlets.
Setting the bar for high-end flagships, Chery’s Tiggo 8 Pro is a formidable 7-seat medium and large SUV with superior intelligent configuration and a luxurious driving experience. As evidenced in J.D Power’s 2022 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, it ranks an astounding second among mid-sized SUVs!
As it stands today, this model has won an array of awards such as the “2022 Most Innovative Model” in Saudi Arabia and the “Best Medium-sized SUV of the Year” in Mexico. It’s clear that the groundbreaking technology setting is what has made Tiggo 8 Pro Max such a hit. Specifically, its advanced ADAS system integrates more than ten driving-assisting features for increased protection and comfortability whilst on the road.
Furthermore, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max is fitted with an all-encompassing intelligent AWD system with six driving modes tailored to any situation. Whether you’re looking for a more economic drive or need to power through offroad terrain, its options of economic, normal, sporty, camping, skiing and off-roading will always keep your journey running smoothly.
With its impressive performance, Tiggo 8 Pro was presented with the esteemed “Best Medium-sized Crossover Vehicle” title at the Philippines International Auto Show. Adding to this exciting victory, Tiggo Pro FAMILY received an additional honour when it achieved the “Best Selling SUV Award” from Qatar Automobile Association.
Chery, one of the initial companies to experiment with new energy technology, has established itself as a global leader in this area. Its most renowned creation is DHT – an impressive hybrid transmission that includes “3 engines, 3 gears, 9 working modes and 11-speed ratios”. This pioneering invention puts Chery on the cutting edge of technological progress.
Since its launch at the Philippines International Auto Show and winning the “Best Hybrid Vehicle Award”, Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV with this technology has been widely acclaimed in the auto industry as it should. The 1.5T engine on the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV model resulted in another award at the 2023 Auto Award Ceremony in Sao Paulo for a displacement below 2.0L.
The Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV is one of the most efficient and cost-effective cars on the market. Featuring a combination of fuel engines and dual motors, it offers an impressive average efficiency rating greater than 90% under NEDC working conditions. Plus, you get up to 75 km in pure electric mode – that’s the power you can rely on.
Boasting a quartet of powerful core facets – “strong power, super smoothness, long-time endurance and extremely fuel-efficiency” – this vehicle stands out from the rest by a long shot. Not only does it possess an edge over comparable products in its class but far beyond that, it is predicted to become a leader across all industries.
The remarkable international sales of Chery can be attributed to the excellence and durability of its most recent models, coupled with its dedication to providing outstanding customer service in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Last year October, Chery launched several global activities in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup, including lighting up certain landmarks in Qatar, Mexico and Brazil among other countries. They also initiated a ‘Play Together’ TikTok challenge and the ‘With Chery With Love Carnival Night’ which engaged many fans, spreading the love for football and the Chery brand.
The Chery Tiggo 4 Pro is a compact SUV that offers a perfect balance of style and performance. With its sleek design and efficient engine, it’s a great choice for city driving and makes for an ideal first car for students or for small families. The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is a larger SUV that offers more space and comfort for families, also equipped with a long list of advanced safety features and modern styling.
At the top end of the range is the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, the flagship of the brand. This luxury SUV features advanced technology, ample room for all occupants and premium materials – all at an affordable price. With such great options in terms of value for money without sacrificing quality or luxury, it’s no surprise the company’s global sales have skyrocketed.
At Group1, we are proud to be a Chery dealer and we believe in the vehicles we sell. We’ve seen firsthand the quality and innovation that goes into every Chery vehicle and we’re confident that our customers will be just as impressed. Whether you’re looking for a compact car or a luxury SUV, Group1 Chery can help find the perfect car for your needs.
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SUV enthusiasts, assemble! It has officially been confirmed that the new Chery Omada 5 crossover SUV will be making its way onto South African showroom floors later this year. Positioned above the Tiggo SUV range and the Arrizo sedan range, the Omada 5 was launched in China last year and has been making waves ever since its initial reveal.
Chery is definitely on top in the South African automotive market right now. The Chinese automaker returned to the South African automotive industry in November 2021 and managed to sell 10 000 units within a single year. In fact, after selling 1262 units through its dealer channels in July 2022, it took 8th place in the local passenger vehicle segment without missing a beat.
So what can SUV drivers look forward to when it comes to the NEW Chery Omada 5? Here’s the gist.
First of all, it’s beautifully spacious, without being too bulky to manage on the road as an everyday ride. The Omada 5 measurements are as follows:
The design language is also 100% on point. Following in the slipstream of the new Chery ‘Art in Motion’ design platform, it manages to be brawny and elegant at the same time – no mean feat! Of course, we all love the very recognisable diamond matrix grille (it really means business!), and this time it’s flanked by LED headlights as well as LED daytime running lights. The rest of the body is nicely sporty, leaning into the current trend towards coupe-inspired silhouettes.
The Omoda 5 showcases Chery’s new ‘Art in Motion’ design language boasting an integrated diamond matrix grille which is flanked by split LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. From the side, the Omoda 5 takes on a sporty stance with the roofline adopting a sloping, coupe-like silhouette. Sharp, angular taillight clusters further add to the sporty look of the Omoda 5.
FUN FACT: It also happens to be one of the first lines of new models to be built on the next-gen Chery Omni-chassis that will be able to accommodate the powertrains of IC engines, electric vehicles, hybrids, and even hydrogen.
Inside the NEW Chery Omoda 5, discerning motorists can look forward to a very luxe finish, including not one, but two, integrated high-def infotainment screens that measure 10.25 inches each.
We cannot wait to get you behind the wheel of this exciting new Chery SUV! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when you can book a test drive. Our team is standing by to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. In fact, we can even bring your dream Chery SUV to you to test drive at a time that suits your schedule.
Few car makers can match what Chery SA has achieved in such a short time. Between January and October 2022, Chery SA sold 10,000 cars locally while the global market exceeded 1 million vehicles. To celebrate its birthday and this remarkable achievement, they have launched a fresh-faced Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX that will surely turn heads no matter where it goes. Let’s take a closer look at how Chery performed across the world and what the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX has to offer.
Chery sold 1,026,758 vehicles in just ten months across all its markets in just ten months. Sales included 134,900 Tiggo 7 Pro models and 159,900 Tiggo 8 Pro vehicles. In October alone, it sold 132,828 units; making it the fifth consecutive month with sales exceeding 100,000 units. Chery is doing equally well in other markets such as Brazil, with sales of 29,854 units in the first ten months.
As mentioned earlier, in just 11 months, Chery SA sold its 10,000th vehicle in South Africa which is a significant achievement by anyone’s standards. The company originally entered the market in November 2021 with the Tiggo 4 Pro before releasing additional models such as the larger Tiggo 7 Pro and seven-seater Chery Tiggo 8 Pro. After a decade of working with the Imperial Group, now known as Motus, they left SA in 2018 but have since made a triumphant return.
Chery SA is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chinese parent company with 74 dealerships in South Africa. Considering the brand’s continued investment in research and development, it’s not surprising they are doing so well. With competitive prices, modern and stylish design and a long list of standard safety and driver-assist features, anyone who has experienced one of their vehicles firsthand always leaves impressed.
According to Tony Liu, the executive deputy GM for Chery SA: “You can measure a brand’s success with many different metrics, but none are more rewarding than the number of units sold. We would not have been able to achieve this massive milestone without the support and hard work of our dealer network. Some of these dealers also celebrate their first year in November, while other dealers have only joined more recently.”
Tony Liu confirmed that Chery SA will continue to add dealers in South Africa while looking at possible expansions in neighbouring countries. Considering the amount of success thus far, the potential for an even bigger market share in Africa is tantalisingly good.
Chery celebrates its first birthday with tremendous success and now, Chery SA has added a new flagship model to its impressive line-up; the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX.
The new model will slot in above the 1.6 TGDI Tiggo 8 Pro Executive offering more power, additional safety features and other technologies. It is the perfect embodiment of the Chery value promise!
Chery’s new Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is powered by a next-generation 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine coupled to a 7-speed DCT transmission sending power to the front wheels. The cutting-edge 2.0 TDGI engine takes advantage of many of Chery’s newest, proprietary engine technologies to achieve 187 kW at 5 500 rpm and 390 Nm from 2 000 rpm to 4 000 rpm.
It has a redesigned turbocharger with a small diameter turbine and new fully floating bearing technology which results in a 22% better response time than similar turbochargers. Chery engineers have coined the phrase ‘2.0T +7DCT’ as the “perfect formula for the best possible driving experience”.
The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) offers all the comfort of a normal automatic gearbox, but with a quicker shift response and better fuel consumption of 7l/100 km in a combined cycle. From a standing start, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds which is pretty impressive for a car this size.
Chery’s new Tiggo 8 Pro MAX model now comes with privacy glass for the rear passengers, thicker insulation on the windscreen and front side windows, and a black leather interior instead of the dark tan in the Executive model.
According to Chery SA, it also gets adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch floating infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other exclusive luxury features include the following:
In closing, Chery SA has had a fantastic first year in the South African market, with record-breaking sales and happy customers all around. In celebrating this achievement, Chery SA has launched a new flagship model, the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX with many additional features and technologies not found in other vehicles in its class.
The Chery range’s flagship model comes with a seven-year/90,000km service plan instead of the five-year/60,000km plan that is sold with the Tiggo 8 Pro models. In addition, it benefits from the pioneering 10-year/1 million km mechanical warranty as standard; however, this only applies to the first owner. The Tiggo 8 Pro Max is now available for purchase at dealerships for R629,900*.
*Pricing is accurate as of 20 December 2022.
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Posted on 12 Dec 2022 under Chery News
South African drivers are well-known to be set in their ways, which means that can be challenging for a ‘new’ brand to make inroads when they first drive onto showroom floors in sunny SA. Initially, this was the case for the Chinese auto brand Chery as well. However, it would seem the tide has turned, and that discerning motorists from all walks of life have realised the many benefits of driving a Chery.
Since relaunching the brand locally towards the end of 2021, Chery has been consistent in their excellent sales numbers. This includes the sales of three new models that have been launched since then, namely the Tiggo 4 Pro, Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro.
According to the monthly reports by the National Automobile Association of Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Chery has consistently sold 1100+ models over the last few months, with stats in October peaking at the sale of 695 x Tiggo 4 Pro, 369 x Tiggo 7 Pro and 165 x Tiggo 8 Pro. The brand also recently welcomed its 10,000th South African customer – a major milestone in just a year!
Whereas Chinese car brands previously had an old, outdated reputation for being cheaply built and less than sturdy, these new models have reassured SA consumers that the research and development teams behind this top-tier brand have managed to create exceptional vehicles that are up to the task, and come with friendly price tags to boot.
Chery is doing equally well in other markets, including the South American republic of Brazil. Here, Cherry has sold just under 30 000 units in its first 10 months, which places it at a market share of almost 2.5%. In fact, Chery is one of the top-ten-selling brands in Brazil at the moment.
The Middle East is likewise enamoured with Chery. So much so that the Chery Tiggo range was awarded the Most Intelligent Pioneering Vehicle title at their local vehicle awards. Here, the range has also managed to double its market share over the course of the past year.
Here’s to many more years of providing South African drivers with well-built, good-looking, fuel-efficient cars that are as fun to drive as they are easy to own. To learn more about the Chery models we currently have available, get in touch with our Group1 Chery teams in Stellenbosch and George. It’s amazingly easy to organise a test drive – we’ll even bring the Chery to you!
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Chinese auto pioneer Chery is going full speed ahead in its self-driving quest, nearly ready to unleash its level 2.5 cars, with level 4 predicted by 2025.
Self-driving cars are one of the great goals of car manufacturers. It is a strange thing – one moment we think it will happen tomorrow, then there are a couple of accidents and we think it will never happen. It is like passenger planes – we all remember the one crash, but never think of the millions that take off and land safely every day.
There are two things to consider with smart cars though.
The first is that true autonomous self-driving is the last of six levels of automation in cars. Level 0 is all manual, 1 has driver assistance like cruise control, 2 has ADAS and can go faster or brake on its own, in 3 the vehicle can do most functions, but under human supervision.
Level 4 is high automation where the car can do everything, but under human supervision and within geofencing–specific areas and with low-speed limits. Level 5 is full automation and the car might not have a steering wheel and it can drive anywhere a skilled driver can.
The second factor to consider is that underpinning the progression of these steps is the digital revolution. This consists of a number of technologies that are developing at a blistering pace, are increasingly used together and are already changing the world under our noses.
Artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), automation, robotics, cloud computing, big data and more are very much part of everything we do, including developing self-driving cars.
Chery has been working toward this goal since before 2015 and has recently invested heavily in companies that work in these fields, such as BOE for IoT and Horizon Robotics for AI chips. It also works closely with tech giant Huawei.
In 2018 Chery released its intelligent life cycle brand strategy called The Lion Cloud OS, covering a vehicle from R&D, manufacturing, marketing and service. Now at version 4.0, The Lion is using AI technology such as voice interaction, face recognition and smart cloud interaction in core products like the Tiggo Pro range.
Chery launched its first pure EV (EQ1) with an aluminium body as a separate Chinese auto brand. However, it covers the full spectrum of market segments from class A to D in cars and SUVs, including PHEV, BEF, EREV, electric four-wheel drive and hydrogen fuel cells.
In April it revealed the EQX concept car with level 4 automatic driving.
But you don’t only have to read about tech-laden Chery vehicles, you can have a look at them, kick the tyres and take one for a test drive. Furthermore, you can take advantage of the incredible Chery deals now available to savvy South African drivers.
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The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro is an impressive seven-seater SUV with loads of features, a beautifully finished exterior and an interior that can match bigger, more expensive brands. While it’s not a “cheap” car by definition of the term, the price tag is rather attractive, especially if you consider what the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has to offer.
This five-door passenger car is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine that delivers 145 kW of power at 5 500 rpm, and 290 Nm of torque between 2 000 and 4 400rpm. It bears its teeth brilliantly on the open road and handles urban driving like a champ with power going to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which works well. It has easy and smooth gear changes when braking for a corner and while overtaking.
Despite the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro being a larger SUV, it feels rather nimble and eager to get going with virtually no turbo lag when putting your foot down. Chery claims a 0 – 100 km/h time of under nine seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h. On a recent test drive without focusing on fuel economy, the Tiggo 8 Pro returned an average fuel consumption rate of just 9.6 L/100 km. Truth be told, for a vehicle of this size and at this price, those are pretty exciting numbers.
A stiff suspension on the Tiggo 8 Pro means you can feel the road a little more but it also makes the car more confident around corners with stable body control and responsive steering.
The Tiggo 8 Pro is not only impressive in terms of performance but it’s also packed with technology, comfortable seats, and loads of space with dashingly good looks.
While the Tiggo 8 Pro is a big car, measuring 4 722 mm long, 1 860 mm wide and 1 705 mm high, the more you drive it, the more compact it starts to feel, which is indicative of a car with good handling. Standing on 18-inch spoked alloy wheels in 235/55 R18 rubber with a distinctive front grille, sleek design lines and modern lights, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has an imposing presence.
Meanwhile, on the inside, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro offers a premium-looking cabin which is almost unheard of at this price. The range has top-notch finishes using quality materials and in the Executive model, you will get gorgeous brown leather with a diamond stitch pattern, LED ambient lighting and soft-touch plastics.
It boasts 3 digital displays of which two are touch-sensitive while the digital dashboard in front of the drive is crystal clear with all the information you need. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro also has Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with two USB outlets in the front of the cabin and one for the 2nd-row passengers. There is also a wireless charging pad underneath the transmission tunnel. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Executive model also features a powerful Sony audio system as standard.
As you’d expect from a seven-seater SUV, the interior is quite spacious and can accommodate seven adults on lumbar-supporting, artificial leather seats. However, as with most vehicles of this type, the headroom in the third row of seats may be limited for taller folk. On the practical front though, the 3rd of seats can fold flat in several ways to create a tremendous amount of luggage space, up to 892 litres to be exact.
With the electronic tailgate, you can set its opening height which is another feature you don’t often get on a more affordable car. While you only get 193 litres of packing space with all 7 seats in use, it’s still enough for shopping, school runs and your mid-week golf game. To add to the practicality and spaciousness, some of the interior features on both models (Distinctive and Executive) include the following:
The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro seems to be the full package. Not only is it exquisitely finished with tons of features, but it also scores high in terms of safety. It’s built on a robust and exceptionally strong Benteler AG steel body coupled with several safety features, including:
For a big car with a wheelbase of 2 710 mm, it has a decent turning circle of 11.2 metres along with many electronic accessories that make the Tiggo 8 Pro easy to park or manoeuvre even in tight spaces.
The interior is nicely refined with well-trimmed doors and a great-looking dash. There are rattles or squeaks, and it seemed to be built as well as any other car at this price point and higher. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has a nice position which gives a clear view from the cabin.
With remarkable performance in terms of power and fuel economy, a luxurious interior, a stylish exterior and loads of safety and convenience features at an affordable price, who wouldn’t want to buy a Chery Tiggo 8 Pro?
In closing, the starting price of R496,900* of the Chery Tiggo Pro 8 Distinctive with a 5-year/60,000km Service Plan, 5 years/ Unlimited km Road Side Assistance, a 5-year/150,000km Warranty and Chery’s unrivalled Engine Warranty of 10 years or 1 Million km, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro should be on your Christmas wishlist!
*Pricing correct at the time of publishing.
Posted on 01 Nov 2022 under Chery Tiggo 7 Pro
With an affordable range of reliable and stylishly modern sports utility vehicles, like the recently introduced Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro and the Tiggo 8 Pro, Chery is fast becoming a household name. The automaker recently reported its monthly sales now exceed 1000 units which indicates the brand is quickly gaining popularity in South Africa. As a result, Chery has become one of the top ten new car brands available in South Africa.
As with all cars, the answer depends on your requirements as each one offers something different. If you’re a single professional, a couple, or have young children, then the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro should meet your needs. For bigger families or those who just need more room, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro offers seating for seven people plus ample storage space.
If you want something in between, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is the perfect option. While it doesn’t have seven seats, it has a wide range of premium features similar to the bigger Chery Tiggo 8 Pro. Not to mention a comfortable drive with sufficient head and legroom for all occupants and decent boot space.
The luxurious features included in all of the top-spec Chery models make them stand out among their competitors. With voice control, a panoramic sunroof, quality headlights, comfy seats and a Sony-driver audio system, it’s hard to ignore just how much value you get at a lower price than similar SUVs on the market today.
While both the Tiggo 4 Pro and the Tiggo 8 Pro are certainly impressive, the recently launched Chery Tiggo 7 Pro appears to be the happy medium.
Not only does the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro drive incredibly well, but its suspension also provides the perfect balance between comfort and firmness for added control, even around corners. It may not be sporty but it does pack a punch and handles dirt tracks and the often-neglected tarmac roads in South Africa with ease.
The steering is light and responsive but you can also firm it up using the different built-in Drive modes. With the ECO and SPORT modes, you can channel more power when you need it most or simply cruise along to save on fuel. With a reported fuel economy rate of 6,8 L/100 km, your budget will go even further.
The seating positions are another highlight, not to mention the big sunroof that makes the cabin feel even roomier and fresh. Better yet, you can use voice commands to tilt, open, and close the sunroof. With natural language processing, you can also use voice commands to open or close the windows and climate settings. Unlike many other brands, even high-end models from big manufacturers, the Chery voice control system works flawlessly.
While features may vary depending on the variant, the top-spec executive model is packed with everything you need, including:
The tech-laden driving experience is another selling point of the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro. With its large 10,25-inch touchscreen display, you have easy access to the car’s various functions and settings, including Bluetooth connectivity, and a variety of other features.
The touchscreen is easy to see and control, and the sound quality is excellent. For those who enjoy a hands-free experience, the Tiggo 7 Pro offers Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel-mounted controls. It also includes a built-in navigation system that makes it easy to get around.
The 7-inch digital driver cluster is also a handy feature, providing all the information you need while the system provides seamless smartphone support for audio streaming apps such as Audible and YouTube Music. The main display links to a multi-camera system displaying a 360-degree view all around the vehicle.
The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is fun to drive in town or on the open road as it offers sufficient power and torque without sounding overwhelmed when putting your foot down. There is no wheel slip when pulling away from a standstill position and you can confidently accelerate to overtake even on wet roads.
Under the bonnet is a smooth, powerful but economical 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. It delivers 108kW and 210Nm of torque to the front wheels through a responsive Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard.
In Normal Drive mode, the revs stay low for a more relaxed ride, but you still have enough throttle response to take advantage of occasional gaps in highway traffic. But, when switching to Sport mode, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro springs to life with higher revs and shorter gear ratios for additional power.
In terms of vehicle safety, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is right up there with the best (and most expensive). A high-strength body adds to occupant safety along with the following:
* Model-dependent features
With car prices reaching an all-time high, you may be wondering if it’s worth buying the Chery Tigo 7 Pro. Well, considering the price you pay for a German or Japanese SUV with similar offerings, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Executive, in particular, is a bargain at just R454,900.
The Chery is an excellent choice for anyone looking to spend R500,000 or less on a family car. Even though the brand hasn’t been around for very long, it’s also already demonstrated impressive reliability and a strong dealer network.
It offers a spacious 475-litre boot, good ground clearance, and loads of safety and convenience features you would pay a premium for with other brands. The engine noise is also minimal and you get a great brake pedal feel with light steering which makes it easy to manoeuvre and park.
The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro comes with a five-year or 150,000km mechanical warranty while first owners also get a 10-year or 1,000,000km warranty for the engine which is unheard of. The car also comes standard with a five-year or 60,000km service plan while service intervals are recommended every 15,000km.
In summary, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is a great car for those looking for a balance between size, luxury features and price. With its excellent build quality, modern design and comprehensive safety features, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro ticks all the right boxes.
From the driver’s seat, you get a sense of security, quality and comfort while displaying no creaks, shakes or unfamiliar noises. With a robust design, powerful engine, responsive transmission and a long list of features, you will struggle to find a family SUV that offers better value for money than the Tiggo 7 Pro.
If you want to test drive the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro or have any additional questions, contact your nearest Group1 Chery dealer in George or Stellenbosch. We also encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to receive special offers and the latest Chery news once a month.
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It has been less than a year since the explosive launch of the sub-compact Chery Tiggo 4 Pro and while its reception has been astonishing, Chery fans have asked for specific upgrades. Ever nimble Chery South Africa has listened and made significant upgrades to the range.
The 2022 Chery Tiggo 4 Pro models see noticeable upgrades to the Urban, Comfort and Elite SE trim levels, including several luxury and safety features.
The entry-level Urban and Comfort models increased their airbags from two to six and added a new-generation seatbelt tensioner in the front. An onboard tyre-pressure monitor is now also standard.
The cloth upholstery in these two models has been replaced with synthetic vegan leather and the driver’s seat can now be adjusted six ways manually. The 10.25-inch touch-screen gets voice command as well. When you press the remote locking button a bit longer, it will close any open windows.
The top trim Tiggo 4 Pro – Elite SE still has all the luxury features as before but adds the full array of Advanced Driver Assist Systems usually only found in more upmarket European markets.
These include radar guidance features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Warning, Lane Departure and Lane Keeping. It also has a 360-degree around-view camera for better parking and greater safety.
The Urban and Comfort is still powered by the naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol that gives you 85kW and 141 Nm. The Urban has a five-speed manual, while the Comfort gives you CVT comfort.
The top-range Elite and Elite SE have turbo versions of the same engine, giving you 108kW and 210 Nm, and you can choose a six-speed manual or CVT.
The prices for the Tiggo 4 Pro have gone up a bit to accommodate the upgrades and inflation, but since these came off a surprisingly low base, this Chery is still the best value for money in its class in South Africa.
Why not look at the full range and arrange a test drive of the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro while you are here? This is the car you have to consider before you buy anything.
*Pricing correct as at October 2022
Chery has formally entered the South African market with the brilliant Chery Tiggo SUVs and they have been selling like hot cakes. Yet, each of the three cars – the Tiggo 4 Pro, 7 Pro and 8 Pro are clearly different cars aimed at different buyers. We spoke to a few buyers to find out why they chose the particular Tiggo they bought.
This is just a quick sample of buyers, and for each of these cars, there were buyers who bought them for different reasons. For example, we feature a mother of three, a homemaker with a part-time job, who bought the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro, but there were young professionals who wanted a sharp-looking, full-features compact SUV and even a couple of retirees among those we interviewed.
Lindi is a homemaker with three children in primary school and the school and sports runs take up the major part of her day. She also has a part-time job making and selling pottery to retail outlets in her area.
Her primary reason for buying the Tiggo 4 Pro was safety. “I am constantly driving from here to there with my kids and their friends, and I want them to be safe. I like the idea that my Tiggo is made from super safe steel that can deal with any accident, and the fact that it has all these airbags and anti-skid brakes and so on.”
She also likes the CVT which means she can just drive and not worry about changing gears, as well as the car’s compact size which makes it easy to park. The Tiggo 4’s surprisingly large boot also allows her to pack her bulky pottery for deliveries to her customers.
Shane is a young IT professional, single, likes to party and hang out with friends. He chose the Tiggo 7 because it is ‘such a hot looking car’ and his friends prefer to go in his car when they go out.
The Tiggo 7 is also a very professional-looking car – client look at your ride when you visit and the 7 certainly impresses them.Shane bought the Executive trim Tiggo 7, because he loves the powered panoramic sunroof, a massive 1.13m2 one-touch on-off view of the sky. Because he works with technology, he also loves the multiple screens, 360-degree camera, voice command system, infotainment system, handsfree Bluetooth, 6-speakers sound system and wireless charging.
Vusi is an entrepreneur and CEO of a small but growing company, a family man who loves going on getaways.
The Tiggo 8 Pro looks big and smart enough to compete with even the fanciest of the top-end SUVs on the market, yet it was in a price bracket that suited Vusi’s budget admirably.
The seven seats and huge boot allow him to take his wife, kids and a couple of their friends, as well as all the luggage they need, to weekend getaways in comfort, style and perfect safety. The impressive infotainment also takes the ‘are we there yet?’ out of even the longest trips.
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Chery cars are becoming increasingly popular across the world, including in South Africa with the new Tiggo range. Now, adding to these impressive SUVs, a new crossover is making headlines under the premium Exeed sub-brand. Details are still limited but from what we’ve seen and heard, it looks spectacular and judging by the long list of features on the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, in particular, this crossover flagship model won’t disappoint in that department either.
Chery cars have come a long way since the small QQ as all the new models have modern design elements, a luxurious interior and loads of safety and convenience features. While Chery may be known as a budget brand delivering more affordable vehicles than most, they offer incredible value for money with good build quality, high levels of reliability and a respectable fuel economy.
Since Chery’s return to the South African market in November 2021, they’ve launched three new models and are already outselling more prominent brands in the passenger car segment.
Considering the tremendous success of new Chery cars across the globe, the new Chery Exeed crossover could take the brand to new heights on the international market. According to sources, production will commence shortly but there is no confirmation on the launch date or what will be under the bonnet. However, there is a chance it could be an electric vehicle or at least a hybrid.
There is no denying that the new Chery Exeed crossover looks gob-smackingly gorgeous and it will turn heads wherever it goes. The brand’s Exeed flagship looks interesting and dynamic, especially the design of the front end that seamlessly integrates with a complex pattern of daytime running lights and dipped beams.
The narrow headlights and the highlighted inscription are other standout features worth mentioning as it resembles aspects of the Tiggo range. While the rear end is a little simpler, it is streamlined, modern and something you wouldn’t mind staring at when stuck in traffic. Another modern twist on the Chery Exeed is the addition of cameras that will effectively replace the mirrors.
The interior is unrecognisable if you compared the old Chery cars to the new Exeed crossover and the Tiggo range. Today, it offers unmatched elegance and sheer comfort, coupled with advanced features and technologies which were once reserved for luxury brands.
Speaking of premium brands, the steering wheel in the Chery Exeed is shaped like a steering wheel in a Mercedes-Benz. The top-spec model gets a large curved diagonal display of 24.6 inches (62.4 cm) while the base model Exeed will have two separate displays of 12.3 inches (31.2 cm). In comparison, the floating touchscreen display on the range-topping Tiggo 8 Pro is 10.25 inches or 26 cm.
The new Chery Exeed promises to be as technologically advanced on the inside as it is attractive on the outside. As you’d expect from modern Chery cars, the Exeed will likely have a host of safety features and driving tech similar to the Tiggo range.
Although there is no confirmation, it looks like the Exeed would come standard with an autonomous driving system with lidar installed in the centre of the roof in front, just above the windshield. There is also mention of cameras and various kinds of assistants which could include lane departure warnings, traffic sign recognition, intelligent high beams and automatic emergency braking among many others.
To top it all off, the Chery Exeed will identify who is behind the wheel and adjust the position of the seat and mirrors accordingly. The same applies to the climate system which will also activate the heated seats based on the temperature and weather conditions.
With the meteoric rise of Chery cars in South Africa and around the world, the motoring public can expect much of the same in the future. As much as we’d love to see the Chery Exeed on local roads, there is no confirmation whether it will be launched in South Africa. If you are looking for an affordable, tough, reliable and economical SUV, there are other Chery cars to choose from.