Chery made quite the splash when it announced its return to the Philippine market in late 2019. Not only did it introduce a new 1,000,000km powertrain warranty, but it also brought in an enticing crossover lineup.
Now, the Chinese carmaker is expanding its lineup even further with the all-new Tiggo 7 Pro. This new five-seater compact crossover is a bit more upmarket than Chery’s initial offerings, but it still has a relatively affordable price tag. Let’s take a look.
In terms of styling, the Tiggo 7 Pro looks a lot like its stablemates. It has this Mazda-like grille up front with a sporty physique all around. Inside, it boasts a very premium vibe with a host of leather and glossy materials.
The crossover is powered by a Euro 5-compliant 1.5-liter turbocharged four-banger that generates 145hp at 5,500rpm and 210Nm at 1,750-4,000rpm. This powertrain comes mated to a CVT.
Styling and performance aside, what makes the Tiggo 7 Pro an enticing crossover is the sheer amount of features it offers. The vehicle comes with a smart key that enables remote engine start and A/C, tailgate, and window operations, a built-in wireless smartphone charger, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake, and multicolor ambient lighting for the cabin. There’s a 10.25-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, too.
There’s also a host of safety tech, such as the 360-degree HD camera with front and rear proximity sensors to aid in parking, traction control, and hill-assist and descent control. There’s also a brake override system that takes over the throttle during accidental accelerations, and an emergency signal system that flashes the hazard lights during sudden brakes at high speeds.
How much for all this? Well, the 2021 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro arrives with a P1,198,000 price tag and comes with the aforementioned 1,000,000km (or 10-year) engine warranty, a five-year/100,000km vehicle warranty, and free PMS and roadside assistance for the first three years.
“We are excited to finally give the full reveal of our all-new Chery Tiggo 7 Pro,” said Chery Auto Philippines president Rommel Sytin. “With its upmarket styling and luxury features, we expect it to surprise and delight Filipinos longing for the design and technology found in high-end luxury SUVs, but at a much more affordable price point.”
So, what’s your take on Chery’s newest crossover? Tell us what you think about it in the comments.
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Source: 2021, January 28. Chery Tiggo 7 Pro lands in PH with loads of features and a P1.198-M price tag. Retrieved from topgear.com.ph. Authored by Leandre Grecia.