2022 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro coming to Malaysia soon – X70, CR-V rival with up to 197 PS and 290 Nm, 7DCT

2022 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro coming to Malaysia soon – X70, CR-V rival with up to 197 PS and 290 Nm, 7DCT

Having already announced the impending arrival of the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro, Chery has now confirmed that its mid-range SUV, the Tiggo 7 Pro, will also be launched in Malaysia, as was previously planned. Together with the seven-seater Tiggo 8 Pro, this five-seater will form a two-pronged assault on the C-segment, this time taking aim at Proton X70 and Honda CR-V.

The Tiggo 7 Pro occupies roughly the same market segment as the original Tiggo, which was sold here back in 2007. The new model is a whole other beast, however, with a modern design, turbocharged engines and plenty of technology – including several driver assistance features.

On the outside, the angular design is characterised by an assertive front fascia, sporting slim adaptive LED headlights and a large chrome-framed hexagonal grille. Within the gaping centre opening is the Pro family’s “galaxy-inspired geometric matrix diamond” mesh, which incorporates chrome pins. T-shaped daytime running light and fog light assemblies can be found on either side of the bumper.

Along the side, you get X70-style glazed D-pillars and window line kink, fake front fender vents with a red T-shaped insert, a prominent shoulder line crease and distinctive rear fender bulges that extend into the rear doors. Wheel options range from 17 to 19 inches in diameter, the latter filling the wheel arches quite well. Completing the look are full-width taillights, a rear bumper-mounted number plate recess and an integrated tailgate spoiler with triple brake lights (!); there are even illuminated roof rails.

2022 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro coming to Malaysia soon – X70, CR-V rival with up to 197 PS and 290 Nm, 7DCT

The forward-looking design approach continues inside, although it’s unclear which interior we’ll receive. The Tiggo 7 Pro originally came with a sleek horizontal dashboard with trapezoidal air vents, a 10.25-inch freestanding touchscreen, a 12.3-inch instrument display and Land Rover-style climate controls with touch-sensitive buttons and twin rotary dials.

In 2021, the Tiggo 7 Plus (shown in these images) was launched in China, which received a Mercedes-Benz-esque widescreen display panel with twin 12.3-inch screens, full-width air vents and a new three-spoke steering wheel. We’ll have to wait and see which version Chery homologates for right-hand-drive markets.

Whichever one we’ll get, the Tiggo 7 Pro should be richly appointed for the class. In its home market, it gets remote engine start, power-adjustable front seats with driver’s side memory, “self-cleaning” dual-zone climate control with an ioniser and air quality sensor, a cloud-based infotainment system with a karaoke mode, voice control, over-the-air software updates, a panoramic sunroof and a Sony eight-speaker sound system.

Original Tiggo 7 Pro interior (left), Tiggo 7 Plus interior (right)

In terms of safety, the Tiggo 7 Pro is available with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane centring assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, speed limit assist, a door opening warning, park assist and automatic high beam. Six airbags are also offered, as is standard stability control.

Powering the Tiggo 7 Pro are two engine options, both of them turbocharged four-cylinder units. The 1.5 litre version produces 150 PS at 5,500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque between 1,750 to 4,000 rpm, sent to the front wheels through a CVT with nine virtual ratios.

The 1.6 litre direct-injected variant churns out a healthy 197 PS and 290 Nm (the latter from 2,000 rpm) and drives the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.8 litres per 100 km with the 1.5 litre mill and 6.6 litres per 100 km with the 1.6 litre TGDI; a 48-volt mild hybrid system can also be added to the 1.5 litre version, dropping its figure to 5.8 litres per 100 km.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • Mr. Sotong on May 11, 2022 at 11:36 am

    The only thing that matters is after sales support track record or commitment by the distributor.

    I’m hearing nothing so far.

    Good luck.

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    • (Dude) on May 11, 2022 at 3:04 pm

      Go to Facebook and search Chery Omada 5 fans club (official) or Chery Tiggo 8 fans club, its created by Chery Malaysia and there is a survey link somewhere inside

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  • dong gor on May 11, 2022 at 11:51 am

    outside almost look like x70… copy also copy some other product outside of china lo.

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  • Jom Global on May 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The spec tapau CX-5 2.0 High Spec,
    It has ACC aka automated highway pedalling.

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  • pengguna ploton kecewa on May 11, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    the more the merrier. lets support this – the market needs more competition for this segment.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 6
  • PRC Stylo SUV on May 11, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    c/w rear rooftop camera with high intensity blinking purplish nite light

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1
  • James KWON on May 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    more chinese sub standard cars for Malaysia to ruin the market

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 23
    • So called substandard cars are showing us what we been missing out from being ripped off by overpriced, underspecced Japanese cars all these while.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 46 Thumb down 5
  • Abd Aziz Bin Abd Karim on May 11, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Best the best world

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  • Open Sesame on May 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Cherry looking solid and getting awards in Qatar, Russia and Brazil etc.

    ” Chery’s ability to maintain high growth in overseas markets for almost 20 years mainly depends on three aspects: technology, quality, and culture.”

    If the above is true it can only mean good things for our consumers, I’m all for this.

    https://www.autofun.ph/news/filipinos-may-know-geely-but-chery-is-china%E2%80%99s-most-trusted-car-brand-39902

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    • I had that car, i bought it last year, forget about the quality man, one year im driving that car its becoke like a truck now, too many noise inside such as plastic, air
      Too bad quality, in terms of technology they still very far away, still u need to ise a cable to connect your mobile, no navigation which is very important to be built in and so many things

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      • hasnol on Oct 26, 2022 at 7:54 pm

        yes its true but looks so different now on design and quality. Chery must be doing their job to upgrade and so much improvements. Well done Chery

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  • hazri on May 11, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    with x70 or cx5 ok la. with crv cannotla, different league.

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  • Been hearing “launching soon” ,”launching soon” since last year. Penat of this statement. Tell us once have a confirmed date. Now like a broken record

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  • Car Tax where go on May 12, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Why name like phone? Got pro la.. plus la..

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