Chinese automaker Chery continues to expand its offerings in the local market. The company has just added Tiggo 4 Pro DCT versions to the range. The latest derivatives, as the name suggests, boast dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) as well as additional technology and interior updates.

The smallest member of the Chery family (for now) is, unsurprisingly, the most popular as well. About 60 per cent of all new Chery units sold are from that range. This amount to a very large pool of clients from which to draw feedback. And Chery is very keen on listening to customers. This probably explains why the update models as often as they do.

“The new model is a perfect example of how we respond to the current or potential customer feedback (done by our research team). With the introduction of the DCT, we will target performance and efficiency, integrated with interior and new technology updates,” says Mark Ma, assistant general manager of Chery South Africa.

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More Responsive and Fuel Efficient

Chery, along with other Chinese OEMs, has come under fire for cars that are not as fuel efficient as models from other brands. This is something the brand wants to address and the addition of a DCT may help matters. Chery engineers have shown up to half-a-litre fuel per 100 km saved during their durability testing of the new transmission. This figure improved to 1,6 L/100 km on SA roads.

Other Changes

The DCT variant also features a new centre console layout similar to that of the Tiggo 7 Pro. This includes additional storage space and an integrated 15W wireless charging pad (Elite version only). There is also touch-screen operation for the dual-zone climate control. The Elite SE version of the Tiggo 4 Pro DCT has a new high-resolution infotainment screen with offline navigation and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity .

Tiggo 4 Pro DCT Pricing

LiT DCT – R382 900
Pro Elite DCT – R415 900