What do Aubrey Miles, Sam YG, and Phoemela Baranda have in common? Aside from having millions of followers on social media and enjoying success in their respective endeavors, these three personalities are passionate about life and living life to the fullest.
Food. Fashion. Sports. Fitness. Travel (pre-pandemic or with max safety protocols, of course)—they’re all wholeheartedly into it. Even when they’re on the road, they want their ride to have it all.
But like any sensible consumer, they appreciate great value for money. Which is why Aubrey, Sam, and Phoem have all gravitated towards the new Chery Tiggo 8, a midsize 7-seater SUV that packs lots of space and a high number of luxury, convenience, and safety features in a surprisingly affordable and easy to drive package.
The three celebrities, who have all made their mark on the racing circuit, gave two thumbs up to the Tiggo 8’s turbocharged 1.5-liter DOHC VVTi engine, which generates a strong 250Nm of torque and has Sport and Eco modes to tailor engine response to one’s driving needs. This state-of-the-art motor is paired with a 6-speed double-clutch transmission (DCT) which combines the performance, control, and fuel economy of a manual with the clutch pedal-less convenience and comfort of an automatic.
Sam, Phoem and Aubrey were also unanimous in their praise of the Tiggo 8’s on-road performance. They liked its stable handling, comfortable ride, high ground clearance for the occasional forays on rough roads, and the confidence-inspiring braking from the four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.
They also liked the Tiggo 8’s exclusive features. “The Chery Tiggo 8 is a premium 7-seater SUV that comes with a Smartwatch Key that’s definitely useful for people who always forget their keys—myself included—and apart from that, it’s like an assistant around your wrist. With just a couple of taps, it controls the locks, windows, trunk, and even the airconditioning system,” Phoem said about the car on her Instagram post.
The Smartwatch Key is a sleek fitness band that controls various functions of the car remotely and boasts heart rate monitoring among other fitness tracker functionalities.
“The other feature of the Tiggo 8 that I really liked is the panoramic sunroof because it gives me that extra sunlight and I love to see the view. Its 10-inch monitor helps me make use of the 360 panoramic view camera, which makes driving and parking around the city so much easier,” Phoem added.
The Tiggo 8 has one of the industry’s biggest 10-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) LED touchscreen Bluetooth infotainment systems, a 7-inch fully digital instrument panel, and touchscreen controls for the airconditioning system. It also uses Bosch’s new-generation ESP9.3 stability system, aerial-view 360-degree super-definition rear-view camera, multiple USB ports, wireless mobile phone charging, and other leading intelligent systems.
Noted plantita Aubrey Miles raved about the interior space (aside from the Smartwatch Key). “My other favorite thing about the car is its very spacious truck capacity; all of my new plants fit with no problem—you guys know how important that is for me,” Aubrey said on her own Instagram post.
Sam YG, meanwhile, praised the interior and the suspension. “I personally love the luxurious interior and easy-to-use media panel! The suspension, space, stability, and style are nothing short of impressive and are perfect for a daily drive. It’s definitely a bang for your buck!” he raved on IG.
Chery Auto Philippines currently markets four crossover SUV models: the subcompact Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5X, the compact Tiggo 7, and the midsize 7-seater Tiggo 8. All have 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve EFI VVT Euro 5-compliant engines (turbocharged for the Tiggo 7 and Tiggo 8) and have automatic transmissions on all models (manual transmissions available on the Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5X). These crossovers boast ground clearances as high 210mm and water-wading depths of as much as 600mm, which are even higher than several of its crossover competition.
Prices range from P695,000 for the Tiggo 2 to P1,280,000 for the Tiggo 8, with low down payment and low monthly promos available.
All Tiggo models are made in Chery’s world-class state-of-the-art fully robotized plants in Wuhu, China. All have contemporary styling and modern comfort, convenience and safety features, while the higher end models boast luxury car features like foot sensor-activated power tailgates, auto-on LED headlamps, LED taillamps, cruise control, Smart Key Entry System, 6-way power-adjustable seats, LCD instrument panel, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, 18” alloy wheels, and much more.
For safety, Chery automobiles feature six airbags, front and rear radar-based driving aids, and a full suite of electronic driver-assist systems including Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control (even on the entry-level Tiggo 2).
The Chery brand sold over 750,000 units worldwide last year. Chery has been China’s biggest exporter of passenger cars in the last 16 years and has sold over 7.2 million vehicles in over 80 countries. It is also a leading global manufacturer of hybrid and full electric vehicles.
In the Philippines Chery is distributed by United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI)/Chery Auto Philippines. To emphasize their confidence in the vehicles, Chery Auto PH offers an industry-leading 10-Year/1 Million-km Powertrain Warranty on top of a 5-Year General Vehicle Warranty. To sweeten the purchase, Chery Auto Philippines is offering a 3-year FREE Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) on all models.
Another useful tool in this time of social distancing is the Chery Auto PH App, which functions as a digital showroom where customers can check out Chery’s models and specs, see the list of all Chery dealerships nationwide, request and schedule a test drive, book an appointment for car maintenance and repair, order spare parts, inquire about Chery models, and request for a quotation.
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