Just two months ago, Chery, the Chinese car manufacturer established its presence in South Africa (again). This meant the company was readying the launch of its lineup of vehicles in the country, and it’s starting today with the compact SUV Tiggo 4 Pro.
It’s not often that a vehicle ports a ‘Pro’ in its moniker, so we have high hopes for this one. Looking purely at the spec, the Tiggo looks like a real contender in the compact segment — a very popular one in SA. We’re interested in some time in a review unit before we can make a call, but its pricing is very competitive.
We’re already ready for the Tiggo 4 Pro Max
The Tiggo 4 Pro comes fitted with one of two 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine trims, named the Urban and Comfort options. The difference? The Urban features a five-speed manual transmission, while the Comfort features a variable transmission (CVT) with the option to go manual with paddle shifts.
It doesn’t end there, though. The Tiggo 4 Pro also comes in two flagship options: the Elite and Elite SE models. These also feature a 1.5-litre engine, but this time it’s turbo-petrol. Here you get a six-speed manual transmission or the same CVT option detailed earlier.
Inside, these vehicles feature a 3.5in digital instrument cluster, along with a large 10.25in infotainment system in the centre console. This system is both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible. You’ll also find two USB ports and Bluetooth for connectivity.
The base Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban model comes in at R269,900 , while the Comfort (that CVT option) costs R299,900. The Elite models start at R319,900, and go up to R359,900 depending on spec. The brand’s also offering a 10-year or 1-million-kilometre engine warranty, which is by far the best warranty option we’ve ever seen.