Chery confirms seven-seat Tiggo 8 Pro will arrive at SA dealers 'within weeks'

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2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

• Chery's Tiggo 8 Pro will go on sale in South Africa immently.

• The Tiggo 8 Pro's introduction follows that of the Tiggo 4 Pro in late-2021.

• Chery offers a 1.0-million-km warranty on its cars.

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Chery South Africa confirmed that it would expand its portfolio with the local introduction of the Tiggo 8 Pro SUV. Following on from the surprisingly high demand and strong sales figures of the recently introduced Tiggo 4 Pro, the Chinese automaker opted to accelerate the Tiggo 8 Pro's debut in the country.

Chery says that while interest in the Tiggo 4 Pro has surpassed expectations, they also opened five more dealerships in the months that the SUV has been on sale, putting the total dealer tally on 42 across South Africa.

Given the success Chery has been experiencing, it has been confirmed that the global head office in China approved the Tiggo 8 Pro for local introduction, with the big SUV already tested and homologated for the South African market. Chery says that the first deliveries to its South African dealers are expected "within weeks".

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

Tiggo 8 Pro in short

Two models will comprise the Tiggo 8 Pro line-up at launch, and Chery's 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine will power both. Power is said to come in at 136kW and 290Nm.

Chery says that both models will also offer industry-leading levels of luxury and technology, including features such as Around View Monitor, an eight-speaker SONY sound system, two high-definition TFT displays (with a third in the flagship model), and dual-zone climate control with pharmaceutical grade N95 air filtration.

Both models can seat up to seven passengers.

Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager of Chery South Africa, says: "We are extremely excited about the new Tiggo 8 Pro. While the Tiggo 4 Pro and our 1.0-million-km mechanical warranty have done a lot to demonstrate the quality and technology available in Chery vehicles, the Tiggo 8 Pro will simply blow people away."

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
2022 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
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