Chery Tiggo 7 Professional previewed in Malaysia – Proton X70 rival, 197 PS 1.6L turbo, 7-speed DCT, below RM130k

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro previewed in Malaysia – Proton X70 rival, 197 PS 1.6L turbo, 7-speed DCT, under RM130k

Having launched three autos over the previous 12 months, Chery Malaysia has previewed its subsequent mannequin to be launched right here. Sitting between the Omoda 5/E5 and the Tiggo 8 Professional, this C-segment SUV has the Proton X70 instantly in its sights.

Arriving in CKD locally-assembled kind, the Tiggo 7 Professional is accessible in only one variant that carries an estimated worth of below RM130,000, which might put it throughout the ballpark of the range-topping X70 1.8 TGDI Premium. It’s out there for reserving beginning right this moment and might be out there for viewing in any respect Chery showrooms from April, with deliveries (and subsequently the launch) anticipated on the finish of Might.

So hell-bent is Chery on competing with the Proton X70 (recognized in China because the Geely Boyue) that Tiggo 7 Professional even sort of appears to be like like its rival, with its upright physique, upswept window line and blacked-out D-pillars giving the automobile an in-vogue “floating roof” look. Nonetheless, the Wuhu model has given the automobile a extra aggressive entrance finish with a big hexagonal diamond-effect grille framed by a gaping U-shaped air consumption design.

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro previewed in Malaysia – Proton X70 rival, 197 PS 1.6L turbo, 7-speed DCT, under RM130k

You’ll additionally discover slim LED headlights with sequential indicators, whereas the daytime working lights are mounted low down, under the blue fins on the air inlets. Transferring in the direction of the rear, the sturdy haunches present added muscle and result in the full-width LED taillights – a cue that’s lifted from the bigger Tiggo 8 Professional.

Measuring 4,513 mm lengthy, 1,862 mm large and 1,696 mm tall, the Tiggo 7 Professional is six millimetres shorter, 31 mm wider and two millimetres taller than the X70, whereas its 2,670 mm wheelbase is similar to the Proton’s. Towards the smaller Omoda 5, it’s 113 mm longer, 32 mm wider and 108 mm taller. The boot measures a aggressive 475 litres, expandable to 1,672 litres with the rear seats folded.

Inside, the Tiggo 7 Professional echoes the Tiggo 8 Professional (and Omoda E5) with a clear, minimalist dashboard. Dominating proceedings is a widescreen show panel with two 12.3-inch shows for the instrumentation and infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are after all fitted, as is an eight-speaker Sony sound system.

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro previewed in Malaysia – Proton X70 rival, 197 PS 1.6L turbo, 7-speed DCT, under RM130k

Elsewhere, you’ll discover capacitive dual-zone local weather controls, a 50-watt Qi wi-fi charger and multi-coloured ambient lighting, the latter that includes a mode that responds to the music being performed. Additionally a part of the usual equipment is keyless entry with walk-away auto lock, push-button begin, a six-way driver’s and four-way passenger’s aspect power-adjustable seats with air flow, fake leather-based upholstery, a panoramic glass roof, a 360-degree digital camera system and a powered tailgate.

Powering the Tiggo 7 Professional is a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 197 PS and 290 Nm of torque. Drive is distributed to the entrance wheels by means of a seven-speed moist dual-clutch transmission, and so geared up, the automobile will get from zero to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds on its solution to a prime pace of 205 km/h. Gasoline consumption is rated at 7.0 litres per 100 km.

By way of security equipment, the Tiggo 7 Professional is fitted as customary with seven airbags, stability management and driver assists that embrace autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management with cease and go, lane centring help, rear collision alert, blind spot monitoring with collision prevention, rear cross visitors alert with auto brake and auto excessive beam.

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