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Chery Malaysia has officially announced that the Tiggo 7 Pro will make its local debut this year. We’ve previously reported that the C-segment SUV has been confirmed for Malaysia, and Chery also revived a Tiggo 7 Pro Facebook group late last year, so it’s not a big surprise.

Previously, it was said that Chery would be bringing in the plug-in hybrid version of the Tiggo 7 Pro, but at a business briefing this morning, preliminary specs of the Tiggo 7 Pro was revealed with a pure internal combustion engine with no motor assistance. The ICE in question is a 1.6L four-cylinder turbo engine with 197 hp and 290 Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox for a 0-100 km/h time of 8.3 seconds.

Products from the brand’s second coming are well-equipped, and the Tiggo 7 Pro will follow the trend. The Proton X70 rival will ride on 18-inch alloys and come with an ADAS pack with 17 functions, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

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Also available are kit familiar to current (modern) Chery owners such as a ‘540-degree’ camera, an eight-speaker Sony audio system and a 24.6-inch dual screen. The latter sounds like a TV, but is merely a combination of the central infotainment screen and the digital instrument panel, which are conjoined, Mercedes-Benz-style.

By the way, the Tiggo 7 Pro is supposed to be the five-seater C-segment model in Chery’s SUV range, sitting between the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro. It’s 113 mm longer and 32 mm wider than the Omoda 5, and its 4,513 mm length is similar to that of a Proton X70 (4,519 mm). The styling is also more conventional than the wild Omoda 5, which is fitting.

Like Chery Malaysia’s two launch products, expect the Tiggo 7 Pro to be CKD locally assembled, with a very competitive price to match. Check out our gallery of the C-SUV, which we got up close with in Wuhu, China, last year. What do you think of the Tiggo 7 Pro’s looks and package next to the Proton X70?

GALLERY: Chery Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV

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