2024 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV launched in Malaysia for RM123,800 – 194 hp 1.6T, RM120k for first 2k buyers

2024 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV launched in Malaysia for RM123,800 – 194 hp 1.6T, RM120k for first 2k buyers

Finally, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is officially launched in Malaysia. We’ve showed you the C-segment SUV rival to the Proton X70 in full more than once now, but there was a missing jigsaw piece – the price. So, here you go – available in a single CKD locally assembled spec, the Tiggo 7 Pro retails for RM123,800 on-the-road without insurance. The RRP is a fair bit lower than the the ‘below RM130k’ estimate provided. The first 2,000 customers only pay RM119,800, which is rather shocking.

Clearly, the Tiggo 7 Pro’s outstanding point is the content for the money. With a RM123,800 price tag, it’s obvious that Chery has the Proton X70 (and other price-point rivals such as the Honda HR-V and Toyota Corolla Cross) in its sights. With the 1.8 TGDi now discontinued, the Geely Boyue-based X70 range tops out at RM126,800 with the 1.5 TGDi Premium X 2WD. But a facelift is just around the corner…

At 4,513 mm long, 1,862 mm wide and 1,696 mm tall, the Tiggo 7 Pro is six millimetres shorter, 31 mm wider and two millimetres taller than the X70, while its 2,670 mm wheelbase is identical to the Proton’s. Without a tape, the Chery looks wider than the Geely Boyue-based X70. The T7’s boot takes in 475 litres, and max volume is 1,672 litres with the rear seats folded.

2024 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV launched in Malaysia for RM123,800 – 194 hp 1.6T, RM120k for first 2k buyers

The smaller Omoda 5 is a good in-house reference, as it’s now a common sight on Malaysian roads. Compared to the B-segment SUV, the Tiggo 7 Pro is 113 mm longer, 32 mm wider and 108 mm taller – all are significant margins. On the other end of the scale, the segment-up Tiggo 8 Pro with three rows of seating is 209 mm longer, although there’s not much difference in width and height (T7 is 2mm wider and 9mm shorter).

Compared to the bold-faced and low-slung Omoda 5, the Tiggo 7 looks more like a conventional SUV. The upright body sports an upswept window line and blacked-out D-pillars for the de rigueur ‘floating roof’ effect. While not as wild as the O5’s face, the T7 fascia is pretty bold with a large hexagonal grille housing diamond studs. The blue fins on the air inlets are pretty unique.

Elsewhere, you’ll also find slim LED headlights with sequential indicators, LED daytime running lights that are mounted low on the bumper, strong haunches on the rear of the profile and full-width LED taillights. What do you think of the Tiggo 7 Pro’s looks compared to the exuberance of the Omoda 5 and handsome big brother Tiggo 8 Pro?

2024 Chery Tiggo 7 Pro SUV launched in Malaysia for RM123,800 – 194 hp 1.6T, RM120k for first 2k buyers

Inside, the Tiggo 7 Pro follows the style of the Tiggo 8 Pro with a clean, minimalist dashboard. The centrepiece is a widescreen display panel with two 12.3-inch displays for the instruments and infotainment (Chery likes to brand this as a 24.6-inch dual-screen). Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and sound comes from an eight-speaker Sony system, as per the T8.

The cabin also features dual-zone climate control, a 50W wireless charger, 64-colour ambient lighting, keyless entry with walk-away auto lock, push-button start, six-way driver and four-way passenger powered seats, faux leather upholstery, panoramic glass roof, 360-degree camera system and a powered tailgate.

For trim, the T7 gets glossy mock carbon fibre instead of the matte wood in the T8. This, and the red brake calipers, seem like unnecessary ‘sporty’ cues on an SUV that’s not at all sporty to drive. But Malaysian carbuyers are known to like all things sporty, even on entry-level premium brand cars.

What’s also ‘sporty’ is the performance of the T7 off the line. Under the hood (and large plastic shield) is a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 197 hp and 290 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission. The 0-100 km/h time is 8.3 seconds and top speed is 205 km/h.

By the way, with last month’s update, all variants of the Proton X70 now come with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo engine with 177 PS/255 Nm. The 184 PS/300 Nm 1.8-litre turbo-four has been discontinued.

In the safety department, the Tiggo 7 Pro is fitted as standard with seven airbags, stability control and driver assists that include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane centring assist, rear collision alert, blind spot monitoring with collision prevention, rear cross traffic alert with auto brake and auto high beam.

Colour options include Carbon Black, Platinum Grey, Nasdaq Silver and Khaki White with a black roof. Once again, the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro is priced at RM123,800 and the warranty is seven years or 150,000 km, plus five years of free labour service and seven years of free towing service. So, what do you think of the Tiggo 7 Pro’s design and package?

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GALLERY: Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – Platinum Grey

GALLERY: Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – Khaki White

GALLERY: Chery Tiggo 7 Pro – Carbon Black

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Comments

  • garyb on Jun 21, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    Patah axel kelak!

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    • Lets See on Jun 23, 2024 at 1:06 pm

      Does free axle comes included with each car?

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    • Pro-Pakisstan on Jun 23, 2024 at 3:10 pm

      Silap hari patah kaki, tangan, kepala, nyawa LOL

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    • hahim on Jun 24, 2024 at 10:35 am

      bangang tu simpan2 la sikit. kalau kualiti out pun ni multilink suspension

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    • Torres on Jun 25, 2024 at 1:35 am

      Sama cerita tapi tak boleh maju, kepada haters

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    • Berries on Jun 25, 2024 at 3:23 am

      Apa ko! Selalu komplen tentang jenama ni dan lain, cuma sebab u rasa cemburu, kan?

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    • Pro-Palestine on Jun 27, 2024 at 9:27 am

      Bodoh. Satu axle patah, berteriak cam kambing sampai hari ini. Pergh bodoh mentality kambing biri biri. Takata airbah berjuta juta rosak steady je. Ini lah bukti mentaliti kambing. Yang bodoh akan ikut je.

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  • Nice

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  • Sounds worth it

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  • Mantap. Baik beli ni

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  • Jonathan on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    Buy two just in case, hehe.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 33
  • Habis la x70

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  • Made In China on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    Proton is sweating

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  • Gavolo on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:17 pm

    Attractive and good specs

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 3
  • Enough of cina car on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    Enough is enough. Why support copy cat tong san car

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 56
  • John Gagal on Jun 21, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    Lol…Can hear Proton crying losing sales already. ;-(

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 1
  • Sohai on Jun 21, 2024 at 10:03 pm

    Habis lah X70

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    • which one more makan minyak/fuel saving for KLCC drive?
      X70 or this Tiggo 7?

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  • Frankc on Jun 22, 2024 at 6:04 am

    Hafriz gave a review but no driving review, y? The most important thing is the drive

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  • I will not buy even if its rm50k.

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  • anwar menang rakyat dijubokkan on Jun 22, 2024 at 10:15 am

    Cherry from china… supposed to be cheaper but actually more expensive.
    Toyota Vios or Honda City anytime better choice then Cherry

    one can compare using the tool provided by PT…
    https://www.carbase.my/car-comparison

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 44
  • China car everywhere and not cheap on Jun 22, 2024 at 10:57 am

    So expensive for low quality car. Nice interior but poor engine, using low quality parts compared to Japanese. Most shameful is proton, rebadge everything. R&D on what components? Nothing except grill

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    • We can explain everything to you, but why waste time bcos clearly nothing will enter your brain

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  • Frankc on Jun 22, 2024 at 11:24 am

    At this price not only x70 affected but X trail, CR-V, corolla cross and even h-rv too… Well market will create competition to pressure selling price. Gov no need intervention.. he he. Finally we hv free market pricing for cars

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  • Nadia on Jun 22, 2024 at 2:42 pm

    This price can tapau Mazda CX5

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  • ankiit on Jun 22, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    very nice

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  • Walker on Jun 22, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Gonna place it order. Nice looking

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  • Azmie Mallick on Jun 22, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    The Tiggo 7 is supposed to be broader than the x70. However, I sat in the Tiggo 7 and found it quite narrow. When they measure cars they measure including the side mirrors. Also, I found the Tiggo 7 pro seats to be quite narrow adding to the cramped feeling.

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  • Piano on Jun 22, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    Attractive

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  • Cherry on Jun 23, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    If is not the lower pricing than x70, the free service should seal the deal!

    But buyers beware. You will have to drive the car for a looog time because it is practically without any RV.

    RV for me is in direct relationship with total cost of ownership.

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  • Chery on Jun 23, 2024 at 9:18 pm

    Nobody builds rear axles like us

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  • Budak Kampung Madani on Jun 24, 2024 at 7:51 am

    Buy one Tiggo, free 1 axel.

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  • Test drove on Saturday …. solid build … value for money

    4cylinders
    Multi-link rear suspension
    All round disc brakes
    Full size spare tyre
    All bells & whistles safety features
    7yrs warranty
    5yrs free service

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  • Test drove on Saturday … solid build … value for money for this class segment

    4cylinders
    Multi-link rear suspension
    All round disc brakes
    Full size spare tyre
    All bells & whistles safety features
    7yrs warranty
    5yrs free service

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  • I find the back row seats rather low with short bench. feels cramped compared to X70

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  • Ollie on Jun 24, 2024 at 9:23 am

    Never realized how easy it is to build car monocoques dashboard, seats panels etc, all sourced from specialist suppliers to put together a car in 2024. The powertrain both ice and ev are commoditised now the same variations going into different models. China is producing a new brand everyday literally, choices are endless

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  • Momos on Jun 24, 2024 at 11:16 am

    Chery has priced their products at the point that a car that “should be” for today’s market and technology. It’s very unfortunate that the recent incident had tarnished their image and the resale value of the car definitely is impacted. That required lots of effort to regain the consumer confident.

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  • tricycle on Jun 24, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    interior ok.
    don’t like the exterior design.

    but bring la AWD. malaysia always rain, slippery to drive on 2 wheels only.

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    • lumia on Jun 25, 2024 at 1:45 pm

      I agree, they should have brought in the AWD. Maybe they didn’t bring it in to avoid competing with their own Jaecoo J7

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  • Torres on Jun 25, 2024 at 1:34 am

    Those haters who hate this brand, should never look at this website if haters don’t like this car

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  • Berries on Jun 25, 2024 at 3:24 am

    Cantik kan

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  • WOW

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  • Gavolo on Jun 26, 2024 at 1:41 am

    Beautiful beast

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  • Wow nice overall SUV! A safe & matured design compared to the daring lil bro Omoda 5. Ok bye bye P1, T & H.

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  • John Tan on Jun 28, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Can I have a test drive

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