Chery Tiggo 8 Pro to launch on M’sia soon – 1.6L TGDI, 197 PS / 290

In addition to the Chery Omoda 5 SUV to compete with models like the Proton X50 and Honda HR-V, Cherry Malaysia has been confirmed to bring a seven-seater SUV, the Tiggo 8 Pro. Chinese brand in the local market. The Tiggo 8 Pro is expected to launch in Malaysia soon.

The SUV will be powered by the same power grid unit as the Omoda 5, a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a direct injection system (from the Kunpeng Chery engine family), producing 197 PS at 5,500 rpm and a maximum of 290 Nm of torque. 2,000 to 4,400 rpm. It is mated to a seven-speed automatic twin-clutch gearbox to drive the front wheels.

The specifications of the local market model are still unclear, but for other markets, the Tiggo 8 Pro comes with fairly good equipment. It features full LED headlights with matrix technology, twin LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy rim, powered panoramic solar roof, full digital instrument display with 12.3-inch screen, and infotainment system with 10.25-inch screen. Android Auto, Sony’s eight-speaker sound system, wireless charging tray, two-zone air conditioning system and black / brown two-tone upholstery.

The Tiggo 8 Pro comes with an advanced driving assistance system that includes systems like automatic emergency braking. Cruise control Adaptive, lane exit warning, rear crossing traffic warning, traffic sign detector, door opening warning and 360-degree high definition camera.

However, this supplied system lags behind the system offered on the Proton X50 because the AEB function is not included with the pedestrian and cyclist detectors, and a mid-lane maintenance assistance system is not provided.

Through joint video conferencing interviews Chery Malaysia mentioned last December that the Tiggo 8 Pro will be launched here this year. In fact, Cherry added that they are in talks with Malaysian partners to establish a local assembly operation (CKD) here.

In addition to the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro, Chery plans to launch the Tiggo 4 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro in Malaysia. A spokesman for the brand added that they plan to launch new power vehicles in the local market with the eQ1 microelectric model. The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Facebook fan page has also been created on the social site which you can see through this link.

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