After Oshan X7, another Chinese auto manufacturer, has launched its SUVs in Pakistan. In collaboration with Ghandhara Nissan Limited (GNL), Chery Landed its Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 4 Pro in Pakistan. Tiggo 8 Pro is the bigger sibling offering more features, comfort, and specs, making it a captivating offer in the local market.
Let’s find out more about it in this detailed review.
Exterior of Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
First things first, Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, however, priced close to C-segment SUVs, has a bigger footprint matching the likes of Fortuner, Sorento, and Oshan X7. The exterior feels masculine and extremely elegant.
The front feels super-premium with a huge infinity grille on the front. The diffuser bumper on the front and the back enhance the dynamic looks of this SUV. The sensors for ADAS functions are also located in the diffuser bumper. The placement of it is tricky, especially considering the road conditions in Pakistan.
There are no fog lamps on the front. However, it uses piano black material with chrome garnishing, which looks nice and premium. The rear of the car looks like Glory 580. However, Chery Tiggo 8 Pro feels more refined and premium. Backlights are Layered LED tail lamps with sequential turn signals are a premium feature descended from luxury cars. Below the tail lamps, there are reflectors present immediately, followed by the diffuser bumper having dual exhausts in it.
The sides are as pleasing as the front and rear of Tiggo 8 Pro. Silver lining across the window immediately followed by strong character lines levels up the design of this car. Chrome is also present on the lower door panels of the car. Like many other crossover SUVs, Tiggo 8 Pro also has plastic cladding across the vehicle’s lower body.
Dimensions of Chery Tiggo 8 pro:
|Ground Clearance (mm)||194|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)||1565|
|Boot space (L)||1179|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||51|
Dimensions of this car are comparable to Toyota Fortuner, KIA Sorento, and Oshan X7.
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro interior
It’s as pleasing on the inside as it’s on the outside. The dynamic design of the dashboard with black and brown combination houses all the necessary tech without feeling geeky. The wide-body of Tiggo 8 Pro allows for a further enhanced wide-body design on the interior. The dimensions of this car make it a perfect seven-seater in its category. Speaking of seats, these are fully cladded faux leather seats. The ambient lighting in the doors and dashboard offers a very welcoming feel.
The meter cluster is a 12.3-inch Full TFT display housing all the necessary information. The center infotainment display is a 10.25-inch display with premium features, including wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Below the display, manual controls are also present if you want to operate without touch. If two huge displays aren’t enough, Tiggo 8 Pro has a third for you. Right where the dashboard joins the center console, another 8-inch LCD panel is present. This panel is dedicated to Air conditioning controls only. This can be otherwise operated with manual switches.
Legroom and headroom are decent for all three rows. Tiggo 8 Pro ensures a smooth and luxurious ride with AC vents for all three rows and an 8-speaker Sony set up in the car. Headrests are four-way adjustable, further improving the luxury of this car. Tiggo 8 pro has a remarkable boot space of 1179L with 7-occupants on board. You can further increase the boot space by 2,101L after sliding down the 3rd-row.
Engine and Transmission
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro packs in a 1.6L Turbo charged engine, Producing 194.4 hp and 290 Nm of torque. Tiggo 8 Pro uses a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission powering this Front-wheel Drive. There are three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Sport modes.
Tiggo 8 Pro has a nonconventional gear knob having Parking mode located on the top just like a joystick. The Tiptronic transmission allows for manual shifting of the gear with just a tap. Tiggo 8 pro comes with the electronic shifting of gears, further enhancing the driving experience of this car.
Comfort and Handling
Tiggo 8 Pro uses McPherson suspension in the front and Multi-link in the rear. These suspensions have made their names by increasing the vehicle’s comfort. You can expect excellent comfort from an SUV of this class and grade.
Tiggo 8 Pro uses a tyre size of 235/55 R18. Large tyre sizes are known to offer better handling and road grip.
Specifications of Tiggo 8 Pro
Tiggo 8 Pro offers excellent value for money due to its impressive specs and features. Let’s begin with the safety features first.
|Speed limiter reminder||✔|
|Seat belt reminders + ISOFIX||✔|
|Parking sensors||Front + Rear|
|Hill Assist||Downhill+uphill assist|
|Emergency brake Assist||✔|
|Electronic Parking brake with Auto Hold||✔|
|Seat Belt Pretensioner & Load limiter||Driver + Passenger|
|Lane Departure Warning||✔|
|Blind Spot Monitoring||✔|
|Adaptive Cruise Control||✔|
|Front Collision Warning||✔|
|Rear Collision Warning||✔|
|Autonomous Emergency Braking||✔|
|Traffic sign distinguishing||✔|
|Intelligent High beam control||✔|
Tiggo 8 Pro is a complete package having all the necessary safety features. It can arguably be the safest locally manufactured car in its class.
|Smart keyless entry||✔|
|Front seat adjustments||Electronically adjusted seats6-way driver and 4-way passenger adjustments|
|Memory seats||Driver only|
|Second Row seat adjustments||4-way manual|
|Smart key sensing Tailgate||✔|
|Windows||One-touch fully auto + anti-trap|
|Side mirrors||Auto adjustable + retractable|
|Heated side mirrors||✔|
|Reverse camera with dynamic guidelines||✔|
|Memory side mirrors||✔|
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro offers the utmost comfortability with its exclusive features. Some of these features are absent in locally manufactured cars costing twice as much. These Chinese auto manufacturers like Oshan and Cherry are establishing a new benchmark for safety and security standards in Pakistan.
Colors of Tiggo 8 Pro
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro is launched in 5 exciting colors including,
- Roland Purple
- Quartz Black
- Super White
- Metallic Silver
- Metallic Red
Price and Booking of Tiggo 8 Pro
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro has been launched in a single variant costing Rs. 6,599,000 in Pakistan. According to Cherry, the booking price for Tiggo 8 Pro is Rs. 1,600,000 in Pakistan. The delivery period for locally Produced Tiggo 8 Pro is 4-months. The company has already begun Production of Chery Tiggo 8-Pro to ensure smooth deliveries to the customers.
Will it be successful in Pakistan?
Chery Tiggo 8-Pro has all the safety and comfort features a premium car should have. The best thing is that Cherry is offering Tiggo 8 Pro for Rs. 6.59 million. The price of this car makes it a desirable option, especially when many local auto manufacturers keep on increasing their car prices.
The car industry in Pakistan is going through tough times due to increased prices. Hopefully, the Pakistani auto industry will be back on its feet with the addition of such value to money offerings. Do you think Chery Tiggo 8 Pro will be Successful in Pakistan? Let us know in the comments below.
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