Chery is about to expand its lineup with the Tiggo 7 Pro midsize SUV, the second vehicle to join the brand’s growing range
The recently-arrived budget brand Chery has announced pricing and specification details for its Tiggo 7 Pro midsize SUV ahead of its arrival in the last quarter of this year.
Available in three model grades – entry-level Urban, mid-spec Elite and top-spec Ultimate AWD – the Tiggo 7 Pro will be available from $39,990 drive-away in the aforementioned Urban trim.
Pitched as a value-focused SUV and the second from the Chery brand, the Tiggo 7 will compete with the likes of the Mahrindra XUV700 and Toyota RAV-4, which are priced from $36,990 and $39,760 respectively before on-road costs.
Both vehicles are part of a renewed push by Chery into the Australian market after having originally departed in 2015 following slow sales and a poor safety record.
It has also previously been confirmed that the lineup will see the addition of a large SUV – the Tiggo 8 Pro, which will offer a seven-seat layout; though five- and six-seat options are also available globally.
Although new to Australia, the Tiggo 7 Pro we see here is the second generation model which first launched in 2020 and later underwent a facelift earlier this year.
All variants of the Tiggo 7 Pro are powered by a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol inline-four cylinder delivering 137kW of power and 275Nm of torque.
The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for all variants, with the SUV available in either front- or all-wheel drive.
The Tiggo 7 Pro measures in at 4513mm in length, 1862mm in width and 1696mm in height, with a 2670mm wheelbase. This makes the midsize SUV comparable to the likes of the current Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4.
Luggage space is a stated 626 litres in size with the back seats upright.
Let’s take a look at the different grades – and what you get for your money.
Ultimate AWD adds:
The Tiggo 7 Pro will come with eight airbags, 17 driver assistance systems and autonomous emergency braking.
The vehicle has not yet received an ANCAP safety rating however the Omoda 5 received a maximum five-star rating in August this year, elevating the brand’s safety credential significantly compared to the two and three star safety ratings the Chery J11 and Chery J1 received respectively in 2011 during the brand’s first stint in Australia.
The Tiggo 7 Pro is backed by a seven-year unlimited km warranty with seven years of capped price servicing and up to seven years of roadside assistance. Only four other brands – Skoda, MG, Kia and GWN – offer a seven year warranty in Australia, with the longest warranty – ten years – offered by Mitsubishi Australia.
While service pricing has not yet been released, Chery is offering three years or 30,000 kms of free scheduled servicing for the first 500 customers to place an order on the Tiggo 7 Pro with a Chery retailer before October 20.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
Mercedes-Benz GLB 2024: pricing announced for facelifted model lineup that gains extra features and hybrid tech
About Chasing cars
Chasing Cars reviews are 100% independent.
Because we are powered by Budget Direct Insurance, we don’t receive advertising or sales revenue from car manufacturers.
We’re truly independent – giving you Australia’s best car reviews.
Chery Omoda 5 2023: $31,990 driveaway Australian starting price for Chinese Toyota Corolla Cross rival