The updated Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has launched in South Africa. Here’s what you can expect, including pricing and spec, from the firm’s refreshed flagship…

CHERY TIGGO 8 PRO EXTERIOR

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From an exterior point of view, the front-end enhancements have remained subtle, with the most notable update being the illuminated Chery emblem sited on the reinterpreted front grille. The latter is framed by a new grey moulding, which, the Chinese carmaker says, gives its pinnacle SUV a bolder and more forceful presence. ‘Round back, the Tiggo 8 Pro has received a redesigned rear lamps, connected by an LED light bar spanning the tailgate.

CHERY TIGGO 8 PRO INTERIOR

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The “all-new” interior features a dual-screen arrangement, comprising a 12.35-inch digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system of similar size. The latter incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto screen mirroring. In addition, whereas the climate control was operated via the infotainment set-up in the pre-facelifted variant, the revised model has gained touch-sensitive buttons, sited below the aforementioned display. Each row features its own climate control set-up, with the front featuring a dual-zone system. Wireless smartphone charging is also present, as is a Sony sound system and 64-colour ambient lighting. The driver’s seat offers all-round electric adjustability, replete with memory functionality, while the front passenger pew can be moved to and fro electrically. A panoramic sunroof is standard fitment. In the Tiggo 8 Pro Max, the fore seats feature heating and ventilation. A host of safety systems are included, such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.

CHERY TIGGO 8 PRO ENGINE

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Two engine options are available, a 1.6-litre turbocharged unit producing 145 kW/290 Nm in the Tiggo 8 Pro and a 2.0-litre powertrain producing 187 kW/390 Nm in the Tiggo 8 Pro Max. Power is delivered to the front axle via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

CHERY TIGGO 8 PRO PRICE

As standard, the Tiggo 8 Pro ships with a five-year/60 000 km service plan. The Tiggo 8 Pro Max receives a seven-year/90 000 km service plan. Both models feature a five-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty and a 10-year/1 million km engine warranty.

  • Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6T Executive – R609 900
  • Tiggo 8 Pro Max 2.0T Executive – R669 900