Chery Tiggo 3

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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
Powertrain
Engine
SQRE4G16 petrol 1.6L (1598cc) L4 16V DOHC DVVT
Peak Power (kW/rpm)
93/6150
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
160/3900
Compression Ratio
11:1
Transmission
5MT
CVT
Suspension Front
MacPherson struts, independent
Suspension Rear
Multi-link, independent
Drivetrain
Front engine, front-wheel drive
Brakes (front/rear)
Vented disc/disc
Top Speed (km/h)
175
165
Steering
HPS
Fuel & Emissions
Combined Fuel Economy (L/100km)
Tank Capacity (L)
55
Emission Level
Euro IV, V
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)
4420
Overall Width (mm)
1760
Overall Height (mm)
1670
Wheelbase (mm)
2510
Track (front/rear, mm)
Ground Clearance (mm)
190
Curb Weight (kg)
1358
1390
Seating Capacity
5
Number of Doors
5
Turning Radius (m)
Trunk Volume (L)
550
  Comfort MT Elite MT Luxury MT Comfort AT Elite AT Luxury AT
Exterior  
Tires
215/60 R17
Front Fog Lamps
S S S S S S
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
Alloy Wheels S S S S S S
Rear Window Wiper S S S S S S
Power Sunroof N S S N S S
Interior  
Cruise Control N N N S S S
Power Windows 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
Leather Seats N S S N S S
Heated Front Seats N N S N N S
Number of Speakers 4 4 4 4 4 4
Radio/USB/AUX/CD Player S S S S S S
GPS, 6.5-inch Touch Screen N N S N N S
Blue-tooth Connectivity N N S N N S
Manual Air Conditioner S N N S N N
Automatic Air Conditioner N S S N S S
Safety  
Dual Front Airbags S S S S S S
Dual Front Side Airbags N N S N N S
ABS+EBD S S S S S S
Anti-theft Engine System S S S S S S
Child Safety Door Locks S S S S S S
Remote Key S S S S S S
Backup Radar S S S S S S
Rearview Camera N N S N N S

S=Standard, O=Optional, N=Not available

For pictures and specifications of the 2012 model, please click here.