Along with the Omoda 5 B-segment SUV that it had shared earlier as a model planned for launch in Malaysia, Chery Malaysia has also shared that plans are in place for the introduction of the Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro. This will give Malaysian buyers more choices in the SUV segment which is still all the rage at the moment.
The Pro family from Chery are the flagship variants, with the Tiggo 8 Pro being the largest, as a 7-seater SUV. There are 3 pillars that form the core of the Pro family i.e. intelligent technology, stylish design and efficient power. The first pillar is the Pro family’s most distinctive feature – its models are packed with technology configured to comfortably surpass that of its class-mates, and exceed consumers’ expectations.
The Pro family flagship, the Tiggo 8 Pro, boasts 3 separate screens i.e. a horizontal 12.3″ instrument panel, an 8″ climate control screen as well as a 10.25″ floating infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard. This infotainment screen houses Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a 360-degree camera display. Meanwhile, its smaller sibling, the Tiggo 7 Pro, is similarly equipped. Wireless phone charging and an electric tailgate are also available on both models.
The Pro family is also equipped with intelligent technology for comprehensive safety. Besides the 6 airbags, traction and stability controls, ISOFIX, the use of ultra-high-strength steel and other passive safety features, it is also fitted with active safety. The Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) suite contains Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSC), Intelligent High-beam Control (IHC), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSD), Front Collision Warning (FCW) and an emergency Brake Override System (BOW).
There are currently 5 Pro models, with 4 of them being SUVs i.e. Tiggo 2 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro, Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro. This is complemented by the lone Arrizo 6 Pro sedan. The Chery Pro models are currently in various markets, including Eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Chery has been China’s leading passenger car exporter for 19 consecutive years, and has earmarked ASEAN as part of its global expansion.
Chery has been showcasing its Pro family around the world, most recently at motor shows in Manila, Kuwait and Indonesia, where it has garnered much interest. Numerous awards have also been received e.g. ‘Most Technical SUV’ and ‘Best Advanced Technology SUV’ for the Tiggo 8 Pro, plus ‘Best-Selling SUV’ and ‘Most Popular Chinese Car Model’ for the Tiggo 7 Pro.
The current Pro models wear the Chery global design team’s ‘Life in Motion 3.0’ design language. A strong exterior visual signature comes courtesy of a galaxy-inspired geometric matrix diamond front grille and LED headlamps. Inside, a cockpit-surround layout communicates dynamism, comfort and elegance in equal measure.
Chery vehicles are powered by the company’s own ACTECO series engines that range from 0.8L to 4.0L in displacement. Incidentally, 6 of its engines have been listed among China’s Top 10 Engines for delivering effortless power with high thermal efficiency. The Tiggo 7 Pro is powered by a 1.5L turbo engine with output of 145 hp and 210 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Tiggo 8 Pro uses a 1.6L turbo GDI engine with 197 hp and 290 Nm.
Chery is the first Chinese auto brand to independently master the core technologies of engine, transmission and chassis, and after over 20 years of research and development, the company boasts the strongest engine R&D technology among Chinese brands.
Recently, the half-millionth unit of the Tiggo 8 series rolled off the line, making it the fastest model to achieve the 500,000-unit mark among Chinese-brand mid-size SUVs and 7-seater SUVs. Since its birth in 2018, the Tiggo 8 series has found success in many global markets including Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Chile.