Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Rich In Features, Low On Price

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Offers Incredible Value For Money


The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro is an impressive seven-seater SUV with loads of features, a beautifully finished exterior and an interior that can match bigger, more expensive brands. While it’s not a “cheap” car by definition of the term, the price tag is rather attractive, especially if you consider what the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has to offer.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Engine Specifications And Performance

This five-door passenger car is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine that delivers 145 kW of power at 5 500 rpm, and 290 Nm of torque between 2 000 and 4 400rpm. It bears its teeth brilliantly on the open road and handles urban driving like a champ with power going to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which works well. It has easy and smooth gear changes when braking for a corner and while overtaking.

Despite the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro being a larger SUV, it feels rather nimble and eager to get going with virtually no turbo lag when putting your foot down. Chery claims a 0 – 100 km/h time of under nine seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h. On a recent test drive without focusing on fuel economy, the Tiggo 8 Pro returned an average fuel consumption rate of just 9.6 L/100 km. Truth be told, for a vehicle of this size and at this price, those are pretty exciting numbers.

A stiff suspension on the Tiggo 8 Pro means you can feel the road a little more but it also makes the car more confident around corners with stable body control and responsive steering.

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Offers A Touch Of Class Inside And Out

The Tiggo 8 Pro is not only impressive in terms of performance but it’s also packed with technology, comfortable seats, and loads of space with dashingly good looks.

While the Tiggo 8 Pro is a big car, measuring 4 722 mm long, 1 860 mm wide and 1 705 mm high, the more you drive it, the more compact it starts to feel, which is indicative of a car with good handling. Standing on 18-inch spoked alloy wheels in 235/55 R18 rubber with a distinctive front grille, sleek design lines and modern lights, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has an imposing presence.

Meanwhile, on the inside, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro offers a premium-looking cabin which is almost unheard of at this price. The range has top-notch finishes using quality materials and in the Executive model, you will get gorgeous brown leather with a diamond stitch pattern, LED ambient lighting and soft-touch plastics.

It boasts 3 digital displays of which two are touch-sensitive while the digital dashboard in front of the drive is crystal clear with all the information you need. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro also has Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with two USB outlets in the front of the cabin and one for the 2nd-row passengers. There is also a wireless charging pad underneath the transmission tunnel. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Executive model also features a powerful Sony audio system as standard.

Practical, Spacious And Feature-Rich

As you’d expect from a seven-seater SUV, the interior is quite spacious and can accommodate seven adults on lumbar-supporting, artificial leather seats. However, as with most vehicles of this type, the headroom in the third row of seats may be limited for taller folk. On the practical front though, the 3rd of seats can fold flat in several ways to create a tremendous amount of luggage space, up to 892 litres to be exact.

With the electronic tailgate, you can set its opening height which is another feature you don’t often get on a more affordable car. While you only get 193 litres of packing space with all 7 seats in use, it’s still enough for shopping, school runs and your mid-week golf game. To add to the practicality and spaciousness, some of the interior features on both models (Distinctive and Executive) include the following:

  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • Intelligent voice control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric windows all around
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • Bluetooth
  • Changeable ambient lighting
  • USB Ports
  • 12V Power socket
  • Keyless entry
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Second-row air-con ducts
  • 3rd row independent A/C
  • N95 air purification system
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Offers Incredible Value For Money


Safety Features In The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro seems to be the full package. Not only is it exquisitely finished with tons of features, but it also scores high in terms of safety. It’s built on a robust and exceptionally strong Benteler AG steel body coupled with several safety features, including:

  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic traction and stability control
  • Hill descent control
  • Park distance control with surround view cameras
  • Tyre deflation warning device.
  • Six airbags (front, side and curtain to keep all the occupants safe)
  • Roll stability
  • Electric parking brake + auto-hold
  • Brake assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blindspot detection
  • Front collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Intelligent High Beam
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Offers Incredible Value For Money


Why Buy A Chery Tiggo 8 Pro?

For a big car with a wheelbase of 2 710 mm, it has a decent turning circle of 11.2 metres along with many electronic accessories that make the Tiggo 8 Pro easy to park or manoeuvre even in tight spaces.

The interior is nicely refined with well-trimmed doors and a great-looking dash. There are rattles or squeaks, and it seemed to be built as well as any other car at this price point and higher. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has a nice position which gives a clear view from the cabin.

With remarkable performance in terms of power and fuel economy, a luxurious interior, a stylish exterior and loads of safety and convenience features at an affordable price, who wouldn’t want to buy a Chery Tiggo 8 Pro?

In closing, the starting price of R496,900* of the Chery Tiggo Pro 8 Distinctive with a 5-year/60,000km Service Plan, 5 years/ Unlimited km Road Side Assistance, a 5-year/150,000km Warranty and Chery’s unrivalled Engine Warranty of 10 years or 1 Million km, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro should be on your Christmas wishlist!

*Pricing correct at the time of publishing.

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