Cars That We Need: Chery Tiggo 3X Plus

For years, there was a belief among car buyers that the Big 3 would finally face real competition in the automotive industry, with alternatives that may challenge the Big 3’s current offerings. Forward to January 2022, and much of what’s being introduced consists of pricey crossovers and SUVs aimed at those with a lot of disposable income while doing almost little to expand the range of already available vehicles.

The Kia Picanto hatchback and Changan Alsvin sedan are maybe the only mass-produced passenger vehicles by newcomers. In contrast, the likes of United Bravo, As for the other Proton sedans, we’ll have to wait and see how well they do on the market when they eventually begin shipping CKD built units, while the D20 sedan and hatchback, as well as other BAIC models, have yet to leave Sazgar’s hatchery.

The majority of people would choose a 1000cc hatchback as a method of transportation for middle-class families because of its fuel economy, reasonable size for better driving and parking, and ease of maintenance. Chery, the Chinese carmaker ready to return to Pakistan with Ghandhara Nissan Limited, has this vehicle in its range (GNL).

Like most newcomers, Chery has announced two crossover SUVs in Pakistan by the middle of the year. At least 6/7 new models will be launched in China in the next 2/3 years, including sedans and new-energy cars. If Chery brings the Tiggo 3X crossover to Pakistan, we’ll be all the more excited!

Fulwin-2 hatchback underpins Tiggo 3X subcompact crossover, also known as Tiggo 2, Tiggo 2 Pro in Iran, and MVM X22/X22 Pro in the Middle East. For select areas, the automobile is available with either a 1.5L or 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo (SQRE3T10) engine coupled to CVT transmissions with 9-virtual gears. And this is a compelling argument favouring bringing this tiny automobile to Pakistan.

For the 2020 model year, the Tiggo 3X Plus introduced a two-tiered front-end lighting design, with the DRLs appearing as a thin horizontal beam above the bumper area and the primary lights below. Sporty-looking elements include a roof rack, black square wheel arches, a diffuser, and high-mounted taillights.

The interior has a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. An engine starts/stop button, an automatic parking brake, 6-way adjustable front seats, and a sunroof. Other safety features include airbags for drivers and passengers, anti-lock brakes (ABS), reverse sensors, and automatic idling. Tiggo 3X-E, the electric variant, is also part of the portfolio.

The Tiggo 3X is a well-known hatchback/crossover hybrid choice. Chery is targeting the PKR 4 million+ price range with the Tiggo 4 Plus in Pakistan and the PKR 6.5 million+ price range with the Tiggo 8 Pro. Still, according to experts, the smaller Tiggo 3X Plus, priced in the PKR 3 million range, could be a great addition to the limited number of budget cars available to buyers in our market.

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