Chery has been very aggressive in Malaysia. The velocity at which the reborn model (in our market) launched, constructed a community and rolled out fashions might very properly be unprecedented. The automobiles are CKD regionally assembled too, and there’s an EV on the best way, plus extra SUVs from China’s high auto exporter this yr.
We already know that the Omoda E5, the electrical model of the Omoda 5, will debut in March. At a enterprise briefing at present, Chery Auto Malaysia’s product director Michael Chew revealed that the Tiggo 7 Professional will comply with in Q2 2024. The C-segment five-seater SUV will tackle the Proton X70 with a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo engine (197 hp/290 Nm), a protracted record of equipment and a gorgeous worth.
If the Tiggo 7 Professional’s arrival is considerably anticipated – we reported on it again in April 2023 and Chery Malaysia additionally revived a Tiggo 7 Professional Fb group late final yr – Chery saved a shock at at present’s occasion.
Within the fourth quarter of this yr, Chery will debut a brand new mannequin, one which was described by Chew as extra reasonably priced and better quantity than its present merchandise. This ‘My first Chery’ mannequin would then should be smaller and cheaper than the B-segment Omoda 5, which begins at RM108,800. The product planner didn’t rule out a base variant of the Omoda 5 with fewer options, however this thriller mannequin is also a brand new line.
Keep in mind the Tiggo 4 Professional from the reborn Chery’s first ever occasion in Malaysia again in 2022? The junior Tiggo isn’t really a lot smaller than the Omoda 5 – it’s nonetheless categorised as a B-SUV, nevertheless it appears considerably extra petite within the steel in comparison with the O5. It additionally appears like a extra fundamental product.
At 4,318 mm lengthy and 1,831 mm extensive, the Tiggo 4 Professional is simply 82 mm shorter than the Omoda 5, and each have the identical width, whereas its 2,610 mm wheelbase is simply 20 mm shorter. In comparison with a Perodua Ativa, the Tiggo 4 Professional is 253 mm longer and 121 mm wider, however might or not it’s launched as a rival to P2’s turbocharged SUV and the Honda WR-V?
Elsewhere, the Tiggo 4 Professional is supplied with both a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a CVT computerized gearbox, or a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-pot, which pairs with both the CVT or a five-speed handbook. By the best way, the Ativa tops out at RM73,400 whereas the WR-V is priced from RM89,900 to RM107,900. Browse the gallery under and inform us what you assume.
GALLERY: Chery Tiggo 4 Professional in Malaysia
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