Chery, one of China’s largest auto brands, has officially launched in South Africa with its headquarters in Bryanston, Johannesburg. It plans to open up to 30 dealerships in the coming months to showcase its range of vehicles.
Although it is not the first time we see the Chery brand in our country, it is re-establishing itself by bringing new vehicles to the market. It has been available for existing vehicles as a contact point for after-sales support since 2007.
“The South African office has a very special meaning for Chery. The country welcomed our vehicles with open arms in 2007 and since then we have supported our customer base of over 15,000 owners with spare parts and service, ”says Tony Liu, Deputy Managing Director of Chery South Africa.
The company expects to receive its first delivery of vehicles in late 2021, so we anticipate it will be ready to sell these vehicles for Christmas bonuses.
“By entering the market directly, customers can experience the best that Chery has to offer, both in customer service and in our next generation products. When our experience in other global markets can be relied on, customers will be overwhelmed, ”continues Liu.
The first Chery vehicles to land:
- The Tiggo 4 Pro will be the first model to land on our shores. It has a 1.5 liter petrol engine with 85 kW and 143 Nm, with manual and CVT transmission options.
- Then there is the Tiggo 7 Pro. Here you get your new 1.6-liter Acecto turbo gasoline direct injection engine, which has an output of 145 kW and 290 Nm.
- Finally, the manufacturer plans (for the time being) to bring the Tiggo 8 Pro onto the market, which has the same 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine as the Tiggo 7 Pro.