Chery unveils Tiggo 8 Pro MAX flagship

  • 2.0 litre engine with 187 kW
  • More safety and luxury features
  • 7 year / 90 000 km service plan standard

Chery South Africa has introduced an all-new flagship to its line-up – the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX.

The new model, which will slot in above the 1.6 TGDI Tiggo 8 Pro Executive, is a fitting birthday gift to the company and its fans.

Chery celebrates its first birthday, and the end of a very eventful first year, in November. Since opening its doors as a wholly owned subsidiary of Chery in November 2021, the brand has welcomed more than 10 000 customers, became a top 10 best-selling brand and grown its network of dealers to over 70 facilities.

“The Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is the perfect birthday gift to our fans. It offers more power, more safety, and more features than ever before and as such it is the perfect personification of the Chery value promise,” says Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager, Chery South Africa.

New 2.0 TGDI engine

  • 187kW and 390 Nm
  • 7-speed DCT transmission

At the heart of the new Chery flagship is a new, powerful and refined 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine.

The 2.0 TDGI engine utilises many of Chery’s newest proprietary engine technologies to deliver 187 kW at 5 500 rpm and 390 Nm from 2 000 rpm to 4 000 rpm.

The engine delivers its power to the front wheels through a seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) that offers all the comfort of a normal automatic transmission, but with a quicker shift response and better fuel consumption.

Fitted with this transmission, the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX accelerates to 100 km/h from standstill in just 7.3 seconds, while consuming as little as 7 litres per 100 km in a combined usage cycle.

At the heart of the new 2.0 TGDI’s impressive performance and fuel consumption is a second generation “i-HEC” combustion system that uses ultra-low friction technology, intelligent thermal management, and a new Dual Variable Valve Timing system to offer speed, power and refinement at the lowest possible fuel consumption.

The new 2.0 TDGI engine further has a redesigned turbo charger that has a small diameter turbine and new fully floating bearing technology to offer a 22% better response time than similar turbo chargers.

“At Chery, our engineers have coined the phrase ‘2.0T +7DCT’ describe the perfect formula for the best possible driving experience,” says Liu.

“With the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX you get impressive power that is delivered smoothly through a DCT transmission for the best performance and driving experience.”

More luxury and safety features

  • Privacy glass standard
  • Sound-dampening front glasshouse added
  • Full ADAS system on Pro MAX

The Tiggo 8 Pro was launched in February this year with an impressive range of standard features that set a new benchmark for both safety and luxury in its segment.

With the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX, Chery adds even more specifications to the standard feature list, making this the true luxury and safety benchmark in its class.

To start, the MAX has all the features of the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive. This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, multi-colour Ambient Lighting, Chery Voice Control, a large panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instrumentation panel, a 10,25 floating infotainment touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an additional 8-inch touch screen for the dual zone climate control and other vehicle features.

In the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX, Chery has added privacy glass to the rear passenger compartment and upgraded the windscreen and front side windows to thicker sound dampening glass for an even more refined driving experience. It is worth noting that the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive will in future also feature privacy glass as standard.

In addition to the upgraded glasshouse, the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX has a black leather interior, as opposed to the dark tan coloured upholstery of the Executive model.

Other luxury and safety features that come standard on the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX include electrically adjustable driver’s (6 way) and front passenger (4 way) seats, an 8 speaker SONY sound system and wireless mobile phone charging.

Lastly, the MAX has the full array of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are also included as standard on the Executive model.

This includes Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control with Emergency Braking Assistance, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Chery Peace of Mind

  • 7 year / 90 000 km service plan
  • 1-million-kilometre warranty included
  • Chery a top performer in JD Power survey

As the flagship of the Chery range, the Tiggo 8 Pro MAX also offers a top-notch warranty and service plan.

The Tiggo 8 Pro has a 7 year / 90 000 km service plan and the company’s unmatched 10 year / 1-million-kilometre mechanical warranty as standard.

Add to this the peace of mind of knowing that the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is one of the top-performing models in the JD Power Quality Survey.

In the most recent 2022 JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX was second overall in the market for medium-sized SUVs with its combination of power, performance, luxury and safety.

“The Tiggo 8 Pro has been one of Chery’s top-selling vehicles across the world. It has recently surpassed 500 000 sales to become the first Chinese medium-sized SUV and first 7-seater SUV to hit this milestone,” says Liu.

The Tiggo 8 Pro MAX is available at dealerships across South Africa for a suggested retail price of R629 900.

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