Earlier today the folks at Chery South Africa gave select media a taste of their Tiggo 4 Pro during intimate sessions held Gerotek outside Pretoria.
The Tiggo 4 Pro will be the first model to launch in South Africa, with deliveries to customers scheduled for late-November, shortly after the opening of the first 30 dealerships.
According to Chery’s press release, the Tiggo 4 Pro is the first ambassador of the modern Chery design language. It features a large grille with integrated LED headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The bonnet, front bumper, side profile, rear luggage door and rear lights are deeply sculpted, with the focus on sporty dynamism and a feeling of movement, even when stationary.
Depending on the specification level, the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro will be shod with 16” or 17” machined alloy wheels.
The Tiggo 4 Pro will be available with Chery’s next generation 1.5 litre petrol engines and a choice of two manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Entry-level models will be fitted with the normally aspirated variant of this four-cylinder engine, sporting intelligent variable valve timing.
This engine is rated to deliver 85 kW and 141 Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission or CVT. The turbo-version of the Tiggo 4 is equipped with Chery’s award-winning TCI turbo-charged engine. This turbo-petrol engine delivers a hearty 108 kW and 210 Nm of torque to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or CVT.
Step inside and you’re greeted by a dual-screen setup as a standard feature. Up front is either a 3.5-inch or 7-inch TFT full colour screen. In the centre console is a 10.25-inch capacitive touch screen that incorporates most of the vehicle control and is equipped – throughout the range – with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and a DVD player.
Chery is yet to announce trims, service plans and pricing details on the new models.