Facelifted Chery Tiggo now available

BY CHARL BOSCH - JANUARY 28, 2015

Chinese automaker Chery has launched a facelifted version of its popular Tiggo SUV, with the changes mostly including a revised exterior and powerplant.

For 2015, the Tiggo features a redesigned nose with a new grille, more aggressive looking teardrop inspired headlights with daytime running LED's, redesigned front bumper with a deeper airdam and round foglights instead of the previous vertical units. Changes to the rear are more subtle and includes a new spare wheel cover, more pronounced bumper and LED lights.

Model wise, Chery was streamlined the range down to a single model powered by a revised version of the previous model’s 1.6-litre Acteco petrol engine. Now featuring variable valve timing, the engine produces 93 kW and 160 N.m, two kW less than the outgoing 2.0-litre model. Drive continues to go through the front-wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Fuel consumption is a claimed 8.6 L /100 km and CO2 emission at 201g /km.

Inside, the Tiggo’s interior design has been kept unchanged with standard features including a four-speaker sound system with Bluetooth, auto locking doors, electric windows all around, rear park distance control, hill start assist, leather seats, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and electric mirrors.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty is included in the revised Tiggo’s R229 900 asking price.

 

IMAGE sourced from www.cheryauto.co.za