Chery recently launched the 2021 Tiggo 5x in China. Wearing a refreshed look, along with updated technologies, the subcompact crossover fighter gets more than just a subtle update.
Starting with the most obvious of changes, the 2021 Tiggo 5x gets a new massive front grille. It now dons a hexagonal shape and features a distinct dot-matrix design. The front bumper, on the other hand, has been reshaped and now comes with redesigned foglights and foglight bezels for a sleeker look. Finally, the LED headlights get subtle tweaks that give it a more discerning look.
While the front fascia may have received a noticeable update, the rear appears to have been carried over from before. This means it still comes with the familiar tailgate, wraparound taillights, chrome centerpiece, as well as the faux skid plate on the rear bumper. However, it loses the logo badge on the back in favor of a prouder brand name spelled out loud.
Chery was also busy making revisions inside of the crossover. Immediately apparent is the revised dashboard which now features a free-standing 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and is accompanied by a sleek set of aircon vents. Then there's the new digital 8-inch touchscreen for the climate control and the flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel which further highlights the crossover's more sophisticated look.
Another noteworthy feature inside the 2021 Tiggo5x is the upgraded Lion Smart Cloud interactive system. This serves as the car's onboard intelligent system that can manage smartphone apps, as well as a voice-activated assistant. With it, drives can 'ask' the system to look for the nearest gas station, check the weather, or set up a navigation course for their next drive.
Other available amenities inside the 2021 Tiggo 5x are new power-adjustable front seats with zero-gravity foam technology, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, 360-degree around-view monitor with bird's-eye view panoramic display, power sunroof, cruise control, and even auto-brake hold.
As before, the 2021 Tiggo 5x is powered by a 1.5-liter, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine. It makes 115 PS at 6150 rpm, along with 143 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
When will the PH market get the 2021 Tiggo 5x? We're not entirely sure yet as there's no word yet from CAP. But given that the current Tiggo 5x was just launched late last year, it might be a while before it makes its way here in the country.