Chery Tiggo is a compact SUV developed as an imitator of Toyota RAV4. By August 2012 half a million units had been sold since its release on March 22, 2005, making it one of the most successful cars produced by native automakers in China.
A Timeline of Chery Tiggo:
2005: Chery Tiggo hit the market on March 22, powered by a 2.0L or 2.4L Mitsubishi engine and sitting on a 2510mm wheelbase.
2006: Russia’s Avtotor started assembling Chery Tiggo in the state of Kaliningrad in April. Models with a 1.6L engine were launched in July. In November, a concept called Tiggo5 was unveiled at the Beijing motor show. On December 20, Chery announced a recalled 1,875 Tiggos over a defect in the cooling system.
2007: Tiggo6, a mid-size SUV styled by Bertone, was showcased in April at the Shanghai motor show. In the next month, Chery re-named the compact Tiggo SUV as Tiggo3 and added a new engine option (to the existing 1.6L, 2.0L, 2.4L ): a 97kW 1.8 liter; the Tiggo3 started to be marketed as a "New Concept Vehicle" or NCV. In November, Italy’s DR Motor unveiled the DR5, which is a re-styled Tiggo3 assembled locally.
2009: An all-electric version, the Tiggo3 EV, was introduced at the Shanghai motor show. Equipped with a 375V 80Ah lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor that can put out up to 90kW of power, it can drive as fast as 130km/h and as far as 200km on one charge. The 2009 model of Tiggo3 went on sale in May with 1.6L/1.8L/2.0L engine options. In December, Tiggo DR, the Italian-styled Tiggo3 made in China, was released.
2010: Chery released a face-lifted Tiggo3, which was later named Tiggo Elite (Jingying) and employed a supercharged 100kW 1.6L engine.
2011: Tiggo Elite got an 1.6L DVVT engine and CVT, and was sold alongside the other two variants, Tiggo DR and Tiggo Classic. The three versions shared a 2510mm wheelbase but were styled differently.
From left to right: Tiggo DR, Tiggo Elite, and Tiggo Classical.
2012: Chery recalled in August 18,875 Tiggos in the overseas markets over Asbestos parts.
2013: The next-gen Tiggo, called Tiggo5, hit showrooms on November 28. With 78,245 deliveries, Chery Tiggo was the 13th best-selling SUV of the year in China.
2014: the refreshed first-gen Tiggo went on sale as “Tiggo 3,” which is slotted below Tiggo 5. In this year, sales of Tiggo 3 reached 85,506, while 95,750 of the Tiggo 5 were delivered.
|2014 Chery Tiggo 3 SUV||1.6L MT Comfort||1.6L MT Elite||1.6L MT Luxury||1.6L AT Comfort||1.6L AT Elite||1.6L AT Luxury|
|Price: MSRP (Chinese Yuan)||73,900||77,900||85,900||83,900||87,900||95,900|
|Date of Market Launch||
May 15, 2014
SQRE4G16 petrol 1.6L (1598cc) L4 16V DOHC DVVT
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MacPherson struts, independent
Front engine, front-wheel drive
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Euro IV, V
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|Comfort MT||Elite MT||Luxury MT||Comfort AT||Elite AT||Luxury AT|
Front Fog Lamps
|Power Exterior Mirrors||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Heated Exterior Mirrors||N||S||S||N||S||S|
|Daytime Running Lights||N||S||S||N||S||S|
|Rear Window Wiper||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Power Door Locks||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Multi-function Steering Wheel||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Leather Steering Wheel||N||N||S||N||N||S|
|Heated Front Seats||N||N||S||N||N||S|
|Number of Speakers||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|GPS, 6.5-inch Touch Screen||N||N||S||N||N||S|
|Manual Air Conditioner||S||N||N||S||N||N|
|Automatic Air Conditioner||N||S||S||N||S||S|
|Dual Front Airbags||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Dual Front Side Airbags||N||N||S||N||N||S|
|Anti-theft Engine System||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Child Safety Door Locks||S||S||S||S||S||S|
S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available
For pictures and specifications of the 2012 model, please click here.