Chery Tiggo 8 debuted in ChinaApril 26, 2018
The company Chery held a public premiere of the new flagship “SUV” and announced the launch of its sales.
Chinese journalists serial Tiggo 8 already showed, and twice: in the winter and a couple of weeks ago. And within the framework of the second presentation, preliminary prices of the novelty were announced. At the Beijing Motor Show, which opened on the eve, the public premiere of the crossover took place, and the final price list was announced. The model is already available to buyers, although only in the China.
The external appearance of the SUV is made in the style of the concept Chery Exeed TX, which debuted in 2017 in Frankfurt. However, if the basis of last year’s prototype is the new M3X platform, the commodity Tiggo 8 is built on the T1X platform with a rear independent suspension, which also includes the Tiggo 5x and Tiggo 7 crossovers.
The length of the Tiggo 8 is 4,700 mm, the width is 1,860 mm, the height is 1,746 mm, the wheelbase is 2,710 mm, the ground clearance is 200 mm. Crossover is available in five- and seven-seater versions. At the first modification the minimum volume of a luggage carrier makes 892 liters (at loading “under a ceiling”), at the second – 192 liters. When the seats of the second and third rows are folded, the cargo compartment capacity increases to 1 930 liters.
Chery Tiggo 8 is offered only with one engine – a petrol 4-cylinder turbo engine 1.5 with a power of 147 hp (210 Nm), familiar from other models of the brand. The engine works in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission with a double clutch or 6MKP. The drive of the G-8 is only front, like all current Chery crossovers.
The price of the base version was slightly lower than previously stated: 98,800 instead of 100,000 yuan. The top version, on the contrary, was more expensive: 142,800 against the former 141,000 yuan. In the basis version Chery Tiggo 8 has 18-inch disks, LED DRL, multimedia system, a pair of airbags. In the top versions there are systems for preventing a front collision and warning of leaving the occupied band, the camera of the circular view, side airbags, curtain airbags, a system for contactless opening of the luggage compartment.
It should be noted that the Tiggo 8 is almost more expensive than the former flagship of Chery Tiggo 7 in almost all trim levels, however, in the more compact than Tiggo 7 (4,505/1 837/1 670 mm, wheelbase – 2,670 mm), the top version will cost 150,900 yuan). The fact is that for the most expensive Tiggo 7, Nappa leather trim is provided, whereas Tiggo 8 does not have this option.
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