Cherry has added another SUV in its value packed line up in Mzansi, the Tiggo 7pro majors on value.
Before one gets to value, buyers who are looking for an suv that looks the part will certainly not be dissapointed. The front is dominated by a large grille with a diamond mesh grille with chrome inserts used on the outer edges of the grille for a classy look. LED headlamps are standard on both models with LED daytime lights neatly placed on the outer edges of the lower sections of the bumper. Fog lamps also come with LED technology as standard. There is a chrome strip on the lower part of the bumper thus completing the look that is classy inn the front.
The side sees 18inch wheels coming as standard on both models with chrome inserts on the window surrounds. Side mirrors come with LED indicators and these fold when locked whilst the same mirrors bring lighting at night when approaching making it easy to see around the vehicle. The top spec Executive model comes standard with a large panoramic sunroof. The rear end of the window surround comes with a black finish that contrasts nicely with bright body colours. The roof also comes with a black paint finish for the top spec model.
At the rear there is a spoiler at the top in front of the whale tale antena. There is adesigner LED light strip that runs from both LED tail lights. Lower down the rear, there are faux tail pipe surrounds with the automatic tailgate opened via the foot swipe (useful when loading stuff at the back whilst carrying grocery with your hands).
The interior will certainly please those looking for a quality finish. There is a 10.2 inch infotainment screen that takes pride of place in the centre console. Below the screen is a digital screen for controling the climate system which has dual zone for the front occupants. The gear lever is a classy subby unit finished in leather whilst behind it, there is the lever for the electronic handbrake and auto hold. Below the gear lever console is a well thought of space where ladies can safely store their bags. There is a standard wireless charger on all models. Android auto and Apple CarPlay comes standard as well. The instrument cluster is digital whilst the seats are finished in leather as standard with the drivers seats electrically operated in the entry model (Executive has both seats electrically operated). Voice control for the sunroof, windows, radio, climate control make the 7pro a tech loaded model.
Boot space is 475liters with all seats in place whilst folding the rear seats allows up to 1500 liters of boot space.
Powering both local models is a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder turbo model credited with 108kW/210Nm of power. Drive is to the front wheels via a CVT transmission. Cherry claims 10l/100km.
On the safety front, all 7pro come with an extensive spec whilst the Executive model gains Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot monitor. The entry level model comes with rear view parking camera with sensors whilst the Executive gains 360 degree camera view.
All Chery Tiggo 7 Pro models are sold with a 5-year / 60 000 km service plan, 5-year / unlimited kilometre roadside assistance programme, a 5-year / 150 000 km general mechanical warranty and offers a comprehensive 10-year / 1-million-kilometre engine warranty.
Chery Tiggo 7pro Distinction : R409 900
Chery Tiggo 7pro Executive : R444 900