Determined to enhance and uplift the driving experience while delivering unbeatable value for money, CHERY Auto Philippines/United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI) is focusing on the fast-growing segment of buyers who want value but desire more luxury and premium features in their automobiles.
It is precisely this segment that CHERY is targeting with its all-new Tiggo 8 Pro 7-seater midsize SUV, which it formally unveils at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), which kicks off today at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The Tiggo 8 Pro was awarded The Most Innovative Car Award by the China Media Group upon its launch in its home market in 2020.
“We are excited to unveil our brilliant, new flagship in the all-new CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro. With its luxurious styling and features, we expect it to surprise and delight Filipinos longing for the design and technology found in high-end luxury SUVs, but at a much more affordable price point,” says Chery Auto Philippines/UAAGI President Erroll Dueñas.
CHERY Auto Philippines also grants MIAS a preview of the upcoming all-new Tiggo 5x Pro, which is expected to take the subcompact SUV market by storm when it becomes officially available.
CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro—Luxury in Every Detail
Asserting a commanding presence on the road, the all-new Tiggo 8 Pro bears a compelling front end that shows a strong familial resemblance to the brand’s hot-selling Tiggo 7 Pro. The all-new Tiggo 8 Pro presents a big, bold, European-inspired Diamond grille and upscale-looking slim LED headlamps. The fog lamps and daytime running lights (DRLs) are all LED as well for state-of-the-art road illumination.
More upmarket styling touches come from distinctive character lines, large 18-inch alloy wheels with comfort-oriented 235/55R18 tires, and a prominent silver-chrome trim on the lower portion of the doors. The eye-catching silver-chrome door strip matches the similar treatment on the upper window line trim as well as that on the roof rails.
The rear is consistent with the luxury theme, with artfully designed LED taillamps, beautifully integrated silver-chrome-tipped dual tailpipes, and a rear spoiler that seamlessly extends from the roof, all enhancing the visual performance and upmarket appeal.
The all-new Tiggo 8 Pro’s well-crafted, leather-covered, two-tone brown-and-black cabin reflects the same upscale style and premium build quality and features expressed by the exterior. A luxurious soft-touch dashboard and classy diamond stitching on the seats are reminiscent of those found in ultra-luxury English car brands, while an expansive Apple CarPlay-enabled 12.3-inch touchscreen (with 8 speakers, wireless smartphone charging, and 3 USB ports) and a fully digital 7-inch instrument cluster elevate the all-new Tiggo 8 Pro to the top echelons of infotainment and connectivity.
Facing the driver is a plush leather steering wheel, which has a flat bottom to maximize legroom as well as multiple buttons and switches to control infotainment functions and cruise control. 6-way power-adjustable front seats give supreme comfort on long drives. Programmable multi-color cabin ambient lighting meets your moods, the panoramic power sunroof allows a breathtaking view of the sky and the stars, while a digital touch panel controls the AC system, further underscoring the luxury car feel.
Another premium Tiggo 8 Pro features include a power tailgate, a push-button electronic parking brake, and a rear camera with front and rear proximity sensors.
Expect exhilarating performance, as the all-new Tiggo 8 Pro is powered by a new-generation turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (TGDI) 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve Euro 5-compliant 4-cylinder engine that develops 183 hp at 5,500 rpm and 275 Nm widely available from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. This state-of-the-art power plant is coupled with a new 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
CHERY Auto Philippines also introduces a winning Advance Driving Assistance System (ADAS) with 11 functions for unparalleled safety, namely: Blind Spot Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Door Opening Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Integrated Cruise Assist, Intelligent High-Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Sign Recognition.
The Tiggo 8 Pro’s extensive suite of safety features also include Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Hill Assist Control, Hill Descent Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and ISOFIX child-seat tethers, among many others. The Tiggo 8 Pro also has a Brake Override System, which automatically overrides the throttle when the gas and brake pedals are accidentally depressed at the same time.
CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV—Electrify Your Spirit
Further bolstering CHERY’s tech-boosted push upmarket is the all-new Tiggo 8 Pro Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Freshly unveiled at the last Shanghai Motor Show, the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV raises the bar in world-class fuel-efficient hybrid motoring (just 1 liter of fuel consumed in up to 100 kilometers of driving) by combining exceptional performance with its 0-60 km/h acceleration figures of just under 5 seconds.
These phenomenal fuel efficiency and performance are courtesy of a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine working hand in hand with a powerful electric motor and state-of-the-hybrid-art batteries, both coupled with a unique hybrid transmission gearbox. The CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV can drive up to 90 kilometers in pure electric mode. Charging time is as short as 3 hours.
Industry-leading CHERY Premium Preserv warranty suite
The new CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro is even more irresistible packages with the brand’s industry-leading CHERY Premium Preserv consisting of a 10-year/1 million-km engine warranty, a 5-year/150,000-km general vehicle warranty, FREE 3 years preventive maintenance service (PMS), and FREE 3 years roadside assistance.
The all-new CHERY Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV have retail prices of PHP 1,645,000 and PHP 2,400,000 respectively. You can visit the CHERY booth at the Manila International Auto Show to take a closer look at the luxurious Tiggo 8 Pro, or even experience it for a test-drive.
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