Published on March 4th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Launched In South Africa, Coming To Malaysia Soon
The Chery brand is making a big comeback to Malaysia, but it’s first starting with South Africa.
The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, the brand’s flagship 7-seater SUV, has been launched in South Africa with an incredible 10-year/1,000,000km mileage engine warranty that is tied directly to the original owner only. The standard vehicle warranty is a lot more aligned with industry standards at 5-years or 150,000km but it comes with free roadside assistance and servicing.
Chery’s Malaysian representatives have pointed out that the Tiggo 8 Pro is one of the models it plans to launch in Malaysia. The Chery brand is making a resurgence in the country after its last attempt failed to make headway with MPVs like the Maxime. This new wave of Chery products looks decades ahead of anything we’ve seen them make in the past though.
Here’s the press release with more on the South African launch.
Chery recently launched its flagship seven-seater SUV, the Tiggo 8 Pro, in South Africa, with Distinctive and Executive variants on offer.
South Africa is the first country on the African continent to receive the Tiggo 8 Pro, and it arrives shortly after its debut in other large markets such as South America, Russia and the Middle East.
The Tiggo 8 Pro showcases “Movement Design”, Chery’s next-generation design language. Its galaxy-inspired three-dimensional grille is flanked by standard-across-the-range automatic matrix-LED headlamps with dual daytime running lamps, establishing a strong visual signature.
Subtle yet striking satin chrome adorns the lower air intake – which doubles as a skid plate – fog lamps, grille, windows and lower doors, while the load-bearing continuous chromed roof rails, 18-inch black and chrome alloys and Executive variant’s panoramic sunroof exude restrained class and luxury.
Inside, all major controls have been digitised in three separate screens – a horizontal 12.3-inch instrument panel, an 8-inch climate control screen and a 10.25-inch floating infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a reverse camera display.
The climate control system is fully automatic, dual-zone and fitted with an N95-grade air purifying system as standard, while the Executive variant adds a third air conditioning system for the rearmost seats. All variants offer wireless charging, intelligent voice control and eight SONY surround speakers.
Leather seats are standard, with the Executive variant’s featuring a diamond stitched pattern. The driver’s seat is six-way power-adjustable with memory, and in the Executive variant, the front passenger seat is four-way adjustable with lumbar, all powered. Other interior features include 60:40-split folding rear seats, USB and 12V ports, and ambient lighting.
In terms of safety, the Tiggo 8 Pro has six airbags, Traction Control (TCS), Roll Stability Control (RSC) and ISOFIX as standard. The Executive variant adds Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSC), Intelligent High-beam Control (IHC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSD), Front Collision Warning (FCW) and an emergency Brake
Override System (BOW).
Also standard are rear park distance control (PDC) – encompassing a reverse camera with dynamic guides and 360-degree view – remote window closing, tyre pressure monitoring, hill assist, downhill ascent control and keyless entry and start.
Powering the Tiggo 8 Pro is a 1.6-litre turbo direct-injected engine, one of Chery’s award-winning powerplants. Lauded in the China Heart engine competition for its high efficiency, the engine makes 197 PS at 5,500 rpm and 290 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,400 rpm, and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Standard, Eco and Sport driving modes are selectable, along with Eco
and Sport steering modes.
Following the example set by its smaller sibling, the Tiggo 4 Pro, the Tiggo 8 Pro comes with a comprehensive 10-year/1,000,000-km engine warranty in South Africa. This warranty is linked to the original owner. A five-year/150,000-km warranty linked to the vehicle is standard, as is five years of comprehensive roadside assistance. Chery will also offer South African customers a comprehensive five-year/60,000-km service plan as standard.