Customers have spoken, and Chery has listened.
The Chinese powerhouse this week announced that it will introduce three new models in the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro range, all with a higher level of specifications and all offering industry-leading levels of specifications and luxury.
“In November this year, we will celebrate the first full year of sales, but we did not wait for this milestone to collect feedback from our customers. Instead, we have been on the road with dealers and customers to find out what they like, what they would like to change and what we could offer more,” says Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager, Chery South Africa.
Liu says that the first example of Chery South Africa’s responsiveness to customers can be seen in the three new models – a new Tiggo 4 Pro Urban, a new Tiggo 4 Comfort and a top-specified Tiggo 4 Elite SE.
The three models have been added to the range under the MY2022 model code, and they will soon phase out any existing Urban, Comfort and Elite SE models. This means that the range will still consist of five distinct models, starting with a five-speed Tiggo 4 Urban and peaking at the Tiggo 4 Pro Elite SE with a nine-step CVT transmission.
Tiggo 4 Pro Urban
As the entry-level model into the Tiggo 4 Pro range and the world of Chery, the Tiggo 4 Pro Urban is one of the best-selling models in the range.
For the new model year, and based on feedback from customers, Chery South Africa has upgraded the interior and added a number of safety features.
To start, the cloth interior has been replaced by vegan leather. This upholstery is added to the seats, steering and the door inlays. This new luxury trim is further enhanced with the addition of a central front armrest, adjustable rear headrests and an in-built coat rack.
As a final addition to the comfort features, Chery has replaced the front driver’s seat adjustment with a new six-way manual adjustment system. This is a brand-new addition to both the Urban and Comfort trim levels.
Chery has also boosted the number of airbags from two to six, with the addition of front side airbags for the occupants and roof mounted side airbags that run the length of the cabin. This means that the entire Chery Tiggo 4 Pro range now has six airbags as standard.
Further adding to the impressive safety credentials, Chery has fitted a new-generation pre-tensioning system to both front seatbelts and a seatbelt reminder to the front passenger seat.
The Urban specification level now also has remote locking that will, when the key is pressed for longer, also close any open windows. This means the entire Tiggo 4 Pro range has this feature as standard.
Also standard across the entire Tiggo 4 Pro range (and brand new in the Urban and Comfort ranges) is a digital tyre pressure monitoring system.
Lastly, Chery has responded to customer demand to add Voice Command as standard on the Urban.
“Chery’s Voice Command system has been one of the most popular features across our Tiggo Pro ranges. From asking your Chery to open the window to simply asking ‘What can you do, Chery?’, this system has been a treat for customers, and we have decided to give it as standard to all customers, including of the Tiggo 4 Pro Urban entry-level model,” says Liu.
Chery Tiggo 4 Comfort
The Tiggo 4 Pro Comfort is the step up from the entry-level Urban model, and it has the additional benefit of being equipped with a continuously variable transmission with nine pre-programmed transmission steps.
In the new model, Chery has added the same features as on the Urban, which include vegan leather across the entire interior, six airbags in the place of two, remote locking with auto window closing, a new multi-adjustable driver’s seat and Voice Command.
Tiggo 4 Pro Elite SE
As the flagship in the range, the Tiggo 4 Pro Elite SE is a true showcase of the luxury and technology that Chery has on offer in the compact premium segment.
For the new season, Chery will retain all the luxuries that were standard in the SE and also add a full array of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Included in the ADAS suite is a radar-guidance system that is flush-mounted in the front of the vehicle.
Using the radar and other related technologies, Chery is able to offer features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision Warning system that monitors traffic flow and pre-empts emergency braking or evasive manoeuvres, and Lane-keep and Lane Departure Warning systems.
Chery has also, for good measure, added a complete 360 degree around-view monitor system. The system uses a camera array to make a composite bird’s eye view of the vehicle, allowing the driver to safely and easily manoeuvre in even the tightest of spaces.
It is worth noting that even without the recent safety, luxury and technology upgrades, the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro was already considered one of the most feature-packed compact luxury SUVs in South Africa.
All Tiggo 4 Pro models are equipped with a large high-definition 10.25” infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto fitted as standard.
The entire Tiggo 4 Pro range also has Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, electric windows all-round, air conditioning (climate control on the turbo-powered models) and a complete array of LED daytime running lights.
The new Chery Tiggo 4 Pro models are available immediately across the entire Chery network, which has doubled from 30 outlets at the time of launch to over 60 dealers at the moment.
Tiggo 4 Pro Urban 5MT – 1.5L – R289 900
MY22 Tiggo 4 Pro Urban 5MT – 1.5L – R299 900
Tiggo 4 Pro Comfort CVT – 1.5L – R319 900
MY22 Tiggo 4 Pro Comfort CVT – 1.5L – R336 900
Tiggo 4 Pro Elite 6MT – 1.5T – R346 900
Tiggo 4 Pro Elite CVT – 1.5T – R377 900
Tiggo 4 Pro Elite CVT SE – 1.5T – R381 900
MY22 Tiggo 4 Pro Elite CVT SE – 1.5T (ADAS) – R399 900