Cherry Malaysia is preparing for another big launch, this time Tigo 8 Pro. The seven-seater SUV is rumored to be part of the automaker’s new line-up as it returns to the Malaysian market. So far, the Tiggo 8 Pro and Omoda 5 are two SUVs that have been confirmed for sale here.
In the case of the powertrain, the SUV uses the same 1.6 liter TGDI petrol engine (from the new Kunpeng engine family) Omoda 5, producing 197 PS at 5,500 rpm and 290 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 4,400 rpm. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sends the drive to the front wheels. Its core performance statistics are not known, at least not yet.
Features include full LED headlights with Tiggo 8 Pro matrix technology, dual LED DRL, 18-inch wheels, powered panoramic sunroof, 12.3-inch digital instrumentation, and 10.25-inch infotainment displays. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight-speaker Sony sound system, wireless charging tray, dual-zone climate control and a two-tone black / brown interior leather upholstery.
Advanced driver support features include AEB, adaptive cruise control, lane exit warning, rear cross-traffic warning, traffic sign detection, door opening warning and 360-degree high-definition imaging camera. The AEB does not appear to feature pedestrian and cyclist tracking, as well as lane centralization support. Not completely at the level of Proton X50, but at least contains AEB.
So, when will the car start? Probably sometime this year. Last December, Malaysia’s Cherry Dr. paultan.org A video call said it was in talks with a joint venture partner to set up a CKD local assembly operation.
In addition to the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro, the automaker wants to launch the Tiggo 4 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro. A spokesman for the brand added that there are plans to launch new power vehicles in the local market, including the eQ1 all-electric micro car. There is already an official Tiggo 8 Pro Facebook fan page – click here to check it out