Automotive SUV

Published on July 12th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Chery Tiggo SUV Is Not Arriving In Malaysia This Year, Probably 2023

So you might now want to order your Japanese SUV right now.

News has been circulating in Malaysia about the return of Chery Automobile China in Malaysia. A Facebook page is already up and running and the public relations and communication department has been making sure enough ‘hype’ is being shared about its new SUV models, in particular the Tiggo PRO 7 SUV which has just been launched in South Africa which is a right hand drive market just like Malaysia.

This means, Chery engineers have already developed and tested a right hand drive version which could be selling in ASEAN nations very soon. Now, some information that you might not know about.

Chery is China’s most trusted car brand right now and has been exporting vehicles all over the world with a solid track record for the past few years. Yes, years before there were quality issue, but all that has changed and last year Chery sold 961,000 cars (a 31.7 percent increase).

Well, all this good news does not have a clear silver lining for Malaysian SUV buyers for the next 9 to 12 months as we have just found out that Chery Malaysia is not yet ready with its dealer network and partnerships to start marketing and selling the vehicles.

So, if you want a new SUV, best you buy what tickles your fancy right now, or you might want to wait for the all new 3rd generation Honda HR-V (scheduled to arrive in August 2022) or maybe the just launched facelift Proton X70 1.5L (using the same engine as the Proton X50 and schedules to be launched in July 2022) or even look at an all electric SUV like the Hyundai Kona EV which is priced at RM169,888. .

Meanwhile, if you are willing to wait for the Tiggo PRO 7 SUV, here are some interesting facts to digest.

Chery Automobile have been selling their cars in South Africa since 2008 and they did have a ‘rocky’ start but they kept visible in the market and today they are already selling this Tiggo PRO 7 SUV with a 1.5L turbocharged engine that delivers 108kW and 210Nm of torque via a CVT.

The claimed fuel consumption is 6.8-liters for every 100 kilometers driven.

The driver gets a 7-inch digital instrument cluster with multi-function steering wheel and the infotainment system is Android and Apple ready.

Here is the best part, all Chery models come standard with a five-year or 60 000km service plan, a five-year or unlimited kilometre roadside assistance programme, a five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty, and a 10-year or one-million-kilometre engine warranty.

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