Those antipodeans, whom we love to thrash in cricket and rugby, are sometimes known for being over-protective of their citizens but, a 5-star rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) means it is a pretty darn good car Sheila.

The Chery Tiggo 7 Pro which was launched in Australia recently (introduced in South Africa as the Tiggo 7 Pro Max), has achieved a 5-star safety rating from the ANCAP.

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of the Tiggo 7 Pro Max

Verene Petersen, marketing manager for Chery South Africa, says: “The 5-star ANCAP safety rating is confirmation of Chery's commitment to excellence in automotive safety, ensuring the utmost protection for its customers and other road users. ANCAP, known for its rigorous and independent vehicle safety evaluations, conducted assessments to determine the safety performance of Chery's Tiggo 7 Pro.”

The Tiggo 7 Pro scored 88% for Adult Occupant Protection, 87% Child Occupant Protection, 72% Vulnerable Road User Protection and 86% Safety Assist.

"We are delighted to receive the prestigious 5-star ANCAP safety rating for the Tiggo 7 Pro," she adds.

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The Tiggo 7 Pro Max offers the option of all-wheel drive, a new AI-optimised camera-array that shows a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle when manoeuvring and even eliminates the car itself from the picture to show the ground below, if the driver so chooses.

The Tiggo7 Pro Max AWD derivative is also equipped with a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) which assesses driver alertness levels by way of monitoring facial expressions for signs of distraction and fatigue and then alerts the driver accordingly.

Colin Windell