Chery Tiggo Review
The Chinese perfectionist that trades to be the top manufacturer with a huge capital to feature models through the faces of commercial and passenger vehicles embarking quality innovations based on years of experience. The finesse is pampered with the compact crossover that was face-lifted in September 2011. Chery Tiggo, introduced with an energy saving performance queued up with a comfort endowed sedan feel is backed by a 2.0-litre CVT with 4 inline cylinders, DOHC gas engine to deliver a power and peak torque functioning at 102 kW at 5750 rpm and 182 Nm at 4500 rpm for the front wheel drive.
The decent appeal is lifted with the view of body coloured front bumpers, featuring a large intake, with the distinctly placed grille with chrome finishes and electrically adjustable heated exterior mirror profile. The daytime running lamps , halogen front lights unite to illuminate the roads for a clearer vision. The interiors play along the strings of ergonomic leather trimmed seats with the 6 way adjustable driver seat comfort. The passenger cabin makes things get a standard audio system to let you connect with the road. The front and rear power windows let your world be simplified with the worth of a finger creep.
Keeping the safety sound clear through the front ventilated disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes to be clubbed with energy absorbing steering column handing you over the concerns of the handling and safety workout. Also the ABS with EBD extends to provide a flexible support to the braking system. The rear and front fog lights as well as high mounted brake lamp lighten the path scrutinizing the obstacles ahead of you. The beauty is lived through numerous colour codes from Ink black, Chery white, Shang magenta, Wolfs-burg gray to margarita blue. It lets the adventure take its turn packed with spacious interiors, lightweight technology and its sleekness of design.
Mileage and Fuel economy
Letting you gel with the ride, a 2.0-litre CVT 4-inline cylinder with 16 valves, DOHC petrol engine leads the front wheel drive to become as economic as it could get to deliver a decent fuel economy of 8.9 L/100km.
The robust 2.0-litre CVT 4-inline cylinder with 16 valves, DOHC engine energizes the CUV with a maximum power and torque value of 102 kW at 5750 rpm and 182 Nm at 4500 rpm respectively.
Acceleration & Pickup
The cutting edge new 2.0-litre engine traverses the 0-100 zone in 13.5 seconds enhancing responsive driving standards to reach a top speed of 170 kmph. Clocking these figures are not bad at all considering the overall dimensions of the crossover.
Integrating strong elements running across SUVs, MPVs, to Sedan ,Tiggo has expanded its reach with the dual colour bumper, dual wing face, and the unblemished eagle-eyed LED headlamps, rear lamps, letting it be crowned as a fashionably attractive soul. The four door crossover, through its conventional body art, is surmounted with rugged cosmetics. The uniqueness comes to live with you through the revised radiator grille pulled across by chrome accents featuring a large air intake section. The dynamism punches the road with the 16-inch alloy wheels completing its masculine profile. The colour keyed outside mirrors and body out doorknob, roof antenna with power amplifier compliment the beauty it fathoms. The side mirrors are provided with heating function and are electrically powered so that the driver can adjust the mirror as per the comfort and is kept in body colours with the door handles. The five-spoked alloy wheels are covered upright with the round bulging fenders rendering the vehicle balanced grip with the road.
Overall exterior proportions of the sturdy car measure as 4390 mm x 1765 mm x 1705 mm (L x W x H) with a standard wheelbase clocking 2510 mm.
To relax over distant destinations, ergonomic leather trimmed seats expand in flexible legroom spaces, with the 40/60 rear seat foldable feature achieving a value instilled comfort. A very basic stereo system is provided in the form of a standard audio system to play the beats tuned up with 4 speakers, radio/CD player, 6-CD memory and AUX-in assistance to usher with music. The family car is a perfect one to cash in loads of luggage for the sporty SUV with 520 capacity. It comes with a transponder key technology and standard dashboard controls adding a bit more to the convenience. The upholstery is fabric lined but seems highly comfortable, the steering wheel is provided with multifunction functionality with Bluetooth handsfree calling and audio control.
Adorations reign supreme through the ease it levels with front seat map packets, front door bin, driver storage and standard sun-visors to stand against the sun-rays. The electric front and rear windows with the trip computer enables you to keep your fingers motion for travelling all the easy way. Front adjustable seats with headrest and front armrest are also some of the notably standard supportive cord. Also, there are in total 8 cup-holders provided to store your knick knacks.
It poses the perfect luggage space through a cargo capacity of 520-litre sweeping across all sorts of cargo.
Engine and Performance
The 2.0-litre CVT 4-inline cylinder with 16 valves, DOHC engine energizes the CUV with a maximum power and torque value of 102 kW at 5750 rpm and 182 Nm at 4500 rpm respectively favors good combination of smoothness curled up significant performance offering all the worth of driving fate. Bundled with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission this drive can breach the 0-100 kmph mark in a good 13.5 seconds while 170 kmph. That been said, the drive delivers a fair mileage measuring 8.9 L/100 km which makes it if not the best performer, one of the more economical drives available.
Stereo and Accessories
Coming to the entertainment segment fitted in Tiggo, the cabin is provided with 6 speaker system for giving a decent sound output. Chery doesn't facilitate too much of stereo functions in this vehicle but yes the centre of the dashboard houses a single CD player. It also comes equipped with a mini USB and Aux Jack for external music sources (phone or MP3 Player). There is not much to flaunt in this segment but this basic sound system may come handy in long journeys.
The opportunity unfolds the surprise through the 16” wheels available in 235/60 R16 dual colour V shaped spare tire cover.
Braking and Handling
One strong positive that Chery Tiggo holds against its competition while driving a Chery Tiggo is a stable drive with a suspension that ensures high quality comfort, ride and smoother handling. The front axle is outfitted with independent McPherson strut with cylindrical coil spring, dual-acting tube damper and anti-roll bar and rear with independent multi-link with cylindrical coilspring , dual-acting tube damper and anti-roll bar. This is further supported by dual diagonal split circuit powered by assistance braking system- ABS (Anti braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). The front is fitted with ventilated disc brakes and rear with disc brakes. Its 5.3 m turning radius makes it easy to manoeuvre on narrow roads and easy to park.
Safety and Security
The company has also kept the standard safety features in mind while designing this sedan for the occupants. Dual airbags equipped inside will provide you instant protection in just 0.04 seconds in case of any collisions or inadequate situations. The front row seats are further provided with 3-point, height adjustable pretensioner belts to offer you firm holding while jerks or applied emergency disc brakes. Anti Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) is provided for firm handling and progressive control over the vehicle and ensures driver's control over steering. The EBD spreads equal force to all the wheels and stops the vehicle in immediate effect.
- Great interior space
- Highly economical
- Great value for money
- Misses out on all wheel drive layout
- Lacks refined technological assistance