2023 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro SUV: Buyer’s guide

2023 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro SUV: Buyer’s guide

The Chinese automaker, Chery finally made a comeback to Malaysia last week and it brings along two models, the Omoda 5 and Tiggo 8 Pro SUVs to the local market. Also, in a recent press conference Chery International Vice President Shawn Xu confirmed that the Tiggo 7 Pro will be the ‘next model’ to enter the brand's lineup in the country.


  • How much does the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro cost?

    The Tiggo 8 Pro retails for RM 159,800 which includes seven years or 150,000 km warranty song with five years of ‘free service’ (alternating, free labor).
  • What car's does the new Tiggo 8 Pro rival in the Malaysian market?

    In Malaysia, the Tiggo 8 Pro will go up against the likes of Proton X90, Mazda CX-8, Toyota Innova Zenix, and 4th gen Kia Sorento.
  • Enough about Chery, it is time now to discuss its products in detail. In this article, our focus is on the Tiggo 8 Pro, with the Omoda 5 scheduled for a later post.

    Also Read: Chery Tiggo 8 Pro launched in Malaysia; check full details

    2023 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro SUV: Buyer’s guide

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro



    4,722 mm


    1,860 mm


    1,705 mm


    2,710 mm

    Boot space

    193-litre (with all three rows up)

    892-litre (with 3rd row folded)

    2,101-litre (with all seats down)


    19-inch with 235/55 R19 tyres

    Compared to the X90 (one of its local rivals), the Tiggo 8 Pro is 108 mm shorter, 40 mm narrower, and its wheelbase is also 95 mm shorter. Thus, the Proton car has a bigger footprint compared to the Chinese model.

    Also Read: Chery Omoda 5 launched in Malaysia; price starts at RM 108,800


    Modern T1X platform

    The Tiggo 8 Pro underpinned the Modern T1X platform which calls for a spacious cabin along with excellent geometric cross-country abilities like - exit angles, ground clearance, and entry angles.



    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro expresses a new standard of sleek sophistication; its modern and captivating exterior is a testament to its refined craftsmanship. All its elements help the SUV make a bold statement on the road and turn a lot of heads.

    Chery Tiggo 8 ProPart of the setup is -

    • LED headlights with daytime running lamps
    • LED automatic headlights
    • LED tail lights
    • Roof rails
    • Illuminated welcome light
    • Outer rear view mirror with auto fold and electric adjustment


    Like the exterior, the Tiggo 8 Pro’s cabin is extremely stylish and catches a lot of eyeballs. Open the SUV's doors and get a chance to experience an unparalleled level of comfort and convenience. By the looks of it, the car seems to be thoughtfully designed with luxurious materials, advanced features, and much more.

    Tiggo 8 Pro

    Here is a list of features that makes the car offer a seamless blend of comfort, style, and tech.

    • Illuminated welcome light
    • Multi-color ambient light
    • Front seat electric adjustment
    • Front seat ventilation and heating
    • Driver seat memory
    • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning and 3rd-row independent air-con system
    • Electric panoramic sunroof with electric sunshade
    • SONY premium audio with 8 speakers


    The big Chery SUV features a horizontal dash design featuring contemporary cues like conjoined screens, a high center console, and inline AC vents. The former measures 24.6 inches in total and comes with Apple Carplay and Android Auto support and intelligent voice assistant.

    Also, part of the kit is a mobile phone wireless charging with reminder and two USB ports at the front and one USB & 1 Type C on the second row.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro


    The SUV leaves no stone unturned when it comes to driver and passengers comfort and convenience and therefore includes -

    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Keyless entry (remote engine start with cooling cabin)
    • Power unlock trunk door and remote open truck door
    • Push-start button
    • Tilt and telescopic with EPS & STRG mode adjustment


    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro

    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine generating a maximum power output of 256 hp along with a peak torque of 390 Nm. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. As for the drivetrain, the SUV offers front-wheel drive with multi-driving modes, including ECO, NORMAL, and SPORT.

    The SUV offers a combined fuel economy of 13.51 kmpl.

    Braking and Handling

    Helping the SUV stop is Chery’s capable braking system which includes ventilated disc brakes at the front and rear disc brakes. The setup also includes an electric parking brake with auto hold which offers the driver more convenience and extra safety.

    Further improving the SUV’s driving comfort and calm is its superb suspension setup which includes MacPherson Independent at the front and longitudinal towing-arm independent suspension at the rear.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro


    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro reflects a new era of automotive technology which not only includes advanced information technology but also smart safety features which make the driving experience connected and protected on the road.

    The setup includes leading guard-ring type 9 airbags providing complete protection along with a pre-tensioner seat belt and height adjustable, mechanical child safety lock, engine electronic anti-theft, body burglar alarm, rearview camera with dynamic guides, and reversing/front radar.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro


    The impressive stuff is yet to be revealed, as the Tiggo 8 Pro comes with a bunch of driving and advanced driving assistant features.

    The former includes - an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assistant system, brake override system, electronic stability program, traction control, hill descent control, hill-start assist control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and auto central locking door.

    As for the ‘advanced’ safety stuff, the SUV comes with lane departure warning & lane keeping system, blind spot detection, door open warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control & integrated cruise assist, and front collision warning with vehicle identification, autonomous emergency braking, intelligent high-beam control headlamp, traffic sign recognition & traffic jam assist. Parking is aided by an all-around 540-degree HD panoramic camera.

    Color options

    All-new Chery Tiggo 8 Pro’s color options are limited to just two, namely Dark Black and Khaki White.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro’s color options

    Price & competitors

    The Tiggo 8 Pro retails for RM 159,800 which includes seven years or 150,000 km warranty song with five years of ‘free service’ (alternating, free labor). Also, part of the offering is a whopping 10-year or one million km engine warranty. The latter is limited to only the first 3000 customers, post which it will be offered for an additional amount of RM 2,000.

    There are a bunch of cars the Tiggo 8 Pro goes up against in the Malaysian market, the list includes the Proton X90, Mazda CX-8, Toyota Innova Zenix, and 4th gen Kia Sorento.

    Also Read: 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix vs Proton X90: Battle of new three-row SUVs

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