Automotive Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Published on October 25th, 2022 | by Sounder Rajen


Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Quick Drive Around Setia Alam

The Tiggo 8 Pro is as sporty as it is luxurious

So we were invited by Chery to preview three of their models and even got to quickly test drive these cars at the Setia City Convention Centre.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro e+ PHEV Version centre console

The largest and most luxurious of the three cars there today was none other than the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and it looks like the upcoming Proton X90 already has tough competition.

While we did not receive any official numbers from Chery about the weight of the car, it is obvious that this is one massive and heavy SUV.

That puts the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro in the same space as something like a Mazda CX-8, the new Nissan X-trail hybrid, the ageing Toyota Fortuner, the Hyundai Santa Fe and of course, the upcoming Proton X90.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Do note, Chery did not reveal any plans to start selling locally or anything like that, this event was just a preview to give us a very small taste of some of these SUVs that are already on sale in Thailand and Indonesia so don’t expect to see a new Chery sales store popping up anytime soon.

Moreover, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro places a heavy emphasis on luxury and obviously technology. Chery is known as technological Chery for their instance of innovative technology on all their cars after all.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine paired to a 7-speed DCT gearbox, the car is extremely responsive and picks up deceptively fast.

On top of that, we also previewed a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro with a hybrid battery that could potentially be the top spec variant of the car but Chery said that for now, that model won’t be available in Malaysia but perhaps someday after Chery opens up shop here, we may see it.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro e+ PHEV Version

Overall, I feel that the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and the whole Tiggo line of Chery vehicles in general seem to be able to mix technology and luxury very well in order to make any SUV sporty but comfortable and drivers will have complete control over which side of the car they want.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Well, Proton had better step up their game as the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro is looking like a great bargain filled with high tech features, next level ADAS, top notch quality and comfort and a very bold look. Should Chery decide to bring this car into Malaysia, it could be the large SUV to beat.

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