February 17, 2022
Recently landed on South African shores is the Tiggo 4 Pro made by Chinese manufacturer Chery. The compact crossover has a ten-year engine warranty or an equivalent million kilometres as part of the deal. Read on further. 1,2
A few years ago, Chery’s cars were of poor quality, such as the QQ3 and the Tiggo, leaving behind bad memories. In 2021, the new Chery crossover made a come-back, and by the looks of this new launch, Chery is determined to make the Tiggo 4 Pro’s stay in South Africa a permanent one. The larger Tiggo will join the Tiggo 4 Pro later. Some of the Tiggo 4 Pro competitors include the Kia Sonet, the Hyundai Venue, and the Haval Jolion. The Tiggo 7 Pro has larger equivalent rivals such as the Haval H6, Mazda CX-5, and the Volkswagen Tiguan. The experience of testing the Tiggo 4 Pro 1.5T Elite SE for a week is described below.
Its design is appealing and is a blend of many other types of design occurring within the segment. Its front end boasts of a large grille flanked by LED headlights. Two exhausts exit the rear end on each side of a rear bumper and LED taillights.
The Chinese have put much effort into making this exemplary, using attractive materials. The ergonomics are superb, and the digitised instrument cluster gives the interior that modern look. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability accompanied by amazing voice-control software systems. They respond quickly and faultlessly to all voice commands. Additional features include a reverse camera, a sunroof, automatic wipers and lights, cruise control, and USB ports in the front and rear.
Although the official boot space is not available, it seems sufficient for normal luggage requirements. In addition, the Tiggo is larger than its Volkswagen T-Cross rival.
The Tiggo 4 Pro in Elise SE guise has a 1.5-litre, turbocharged petrol engine with a power output of 108 kW and 210 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission to power the front wheels. The engine and transmission are well synchronised with each other. The Tiggo came into its own in urban areas, and the ride quality was at a level acceptable to the segment.
It is equipped with 6 airbags and has a C-NCAP 5-star safety rating.
Please note, this article can only be a source of information. Please consult a registered financial service provider for more information before buying any car insurance product.
Once you have purchased the Tiggo, ensure you have bought adequate car insurance. You are legally required to purchase comprehensive car insurance if a bank finances your car. Seeing PMD offers affordable, comprehensive car insurance with fixed premiums* and reduce to zero excess*, why not contact them to find out more? T’s and C’s apply.
May 12, 2022