On the evening of May 28, Chery Automobile’s flagship model of the Tiggo SUV family, the all-new generation Tiggo 8, was officially launched at the Chengdu Quantum Optical Sports Center. The new car launched a total of three powertrains: 1.6TGDI+7DCT, 1.5TCI+6DCT, and 1.5TCI+MT. There are 10 models in total, and 6 body colors are available for users to choose, including pearl white, obsidian black, titanium gold gray, desert gold, rhine blue, and Provence purple. The official price range is 88,800 to 155,900 yuan. At the same time, Chery Automobile also provides multiple VIP benefits for the first batch of users of the new generation of Tiggo 8.
Yin Tongyue, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Chery Automobile, made an opening speech
Jia Yaquan, deputy general manager of Chery Automobile and general manager of the marketing company, announced the price
At this press conference, Yang Shuo, the spokesperson of the new generation of Tiggo 8, made a surprise appearance and witnessed the release of the new generation of Tiggo 8 together with the media and dealer friends.
As a powerful actor with both good looks and acting skills, Yang Shuo has a large number of young fans. The resolute, courageous, introverted wisdom, and tough guy image he has created over the years perfectly fits the product features of the new generation of Tiggo 8. For Chery, which is at a critical point in brand development, the joining of Yang Shuo has made the Chery brand more fashionable, entertaining and younger, and more influential among the main consumer groups born in the 1980s and 1990s.
It is worth mentioning that at the press conference, Chery Automobile announced that the new generation of Tiggo 8 and Yang Shuo jointly launched the public welfare plan of “protecting rare wild animals”.
The new generation of Tiggo 8 spokespersons Yang Shuo and Jia Yaquan jointly launched a public welfare plan
The top 10,000 users of the new generation of Tiggo 8 can become donors of the “Protection of Rare Wild Animals” public welfare program, and Chery will donate 100 yuan per person. Let more people participate in the scientific research and monitoring of the living environment and living conditions of Przewalski’s wild horses and Bactrian camels, and arouse more people’s attention to the endangered animals and natural environment of the earth.
Three kinds of power combinations, 1.6TGDI is the strongest Chinese chip to create “super acceleration”
In terms of power, the new generation of Tiggo 8 is equipped with the Chery ACTECO 1.6TGDI engine known as the “strongest Chinese core”. Direct-injection gasoline engines that comply with emission regulations. The launch of the ACTECO 1.6TGDI engine indicates that Chery has firmly grasped the core technologies in the key areas of automobile research and development, and is continuing to lead the technological progress of the national automobile industry with cutting-edge technology, helping China’s automobile industry to reach a new level.
According to Gu Chunshan, Director of Chery Automobile Powertrain Technology Center, the 1.6TGDI engine on the new generation of Tiggo 8 has a maximum power of 145kW and a peak torque of 290N•m. It is matched with Getrag 7DCT wet dual-clutch transmission, which has a perfect balance between power and economy. The acceleration from 100 kilometers is only 8.9 seconds, and the comprehensive fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is only 7.4L.
Gu Chunshan, director of Chery Automobile Powertrain Technology Center, explained the powertrain
At the same time, power combinations such as 1.5TCI+6DCT and 1.5TCI+MT also have good performance. While taking into account the economic performance of the vehicle, they also have the same ample interior space, cutting-edge intelligent technology and trendy interior and exterior design. The daily use needs of users with different needs.
A new level of beautiful design, new technology and luxurious interior
In terms of appearance, compared with the current Tiggo 8, the new generation of Tiggo 8 is more youthful and dynamic. Chery’s international design team led by the former BMW well-known car designer Kevin Rice (Kevin Rice) used more trendy points in the design. Array-style chrome-plated grille, new multi-cavity reflective LED automatic headlights and high-energy dynamic turn signals, touch-type keyless entry body design, dual exhaust tailpipes and through-type LED smoked taillights make the new generation of Tiggo 8 a complete package. The car not only has a more technological sense, but also incorporates strong sports genes.
Steve Eum, Executive Design Director of Chery Automobile, explained the design concept of the new generation of Tiggo 8
At the same time, the interior of the new generation Tiggo 8 can be described as “renewed”. The unique three-screen interactive technology luxury driving cockpit of the same level adopts the forward-looking design concept of “wide body, embracing, and suspension” to create a horizontal integrated suspension instrument panel and central control area, with full-textured Lear leather seats Seats, advanced electronic shifting, and wireless charging for mobile phones create an unprecedented sense of technological luxury.
Intelligence at your fingertips, equipped with L2 automatic driving
In addition to power and design, the new generation of Tiggo 8 also incorporates AI artificial intelligence genes, adding more advanced intelligent technology configurations.
At the level of intelligent network connection, the new generation of Tiggo 8 continues to evolve on the basis of the original functions of “full network real-time intelligent cloud interconnection, enhanced natural voice interaction, and remote vehicle control by mobile phone”, adding “AI face recognition technology” and “AI “Zhiyun Butler” 2 black technology functions.
Wu Xin (Frank), Director of Infotainment and Internet of Vehicles of Chery Automobile, introduces the Lion Zhiyun system
In terms of intelligent configuration, the new generation of Tiggo 8 has added many intelligent configurations that are only equipped with luxury cars, such as the unique RICSCS remote active cockpit self-cleaning system at the same level, “sensing smart bracelet”, “360° bird’s-eye view panoramic ultra-clear Reversing image”, “mobile phone wireless charging” and many other intelligent driving assistance configurations. These configurations can make the new generation of Tiggo 8 easier to drive, safer to drive and more convenient to park.
Inductive Smart Bracelet
In terms of intelligent driving, the new generation of Tiggo 8 is the first mass-produced model of the Chinese brand to achieve L2 automatic driving. It has dozens of market-leading or unique intelligent driving configurations such as APA automatic parking and LKA lane keeping. The car is equipped with a full-speed ACC adaptive cruise system, which can realize a full-speed adaptive cruise from 0-150 km/h, making driving easier for users.
SLA speed limit sign monitoring and active reminder function
Yin Tongyue, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Chery Automobile, said at the press conference that as the flagship model of the Tiggo SUV family, the new generation of Tiggo 8 is the culmination of Chery’s 22 years of technological innovation, with a powerful 1.6TGDI engine, leading platform technology, and AI genes. The “Lion Zhiyun” intelligent network connection system, L2 level automatic driving technology… These technologies are not only the highest level of Chery, but also represent the highest level of the domestic auto industry.
Since the debut of the new generation of Tiggo 8 at the Shanghai Auto Show, Chery has successively invited the media and potential users to carry out public testing activities with a scale of more than 100,000 people in more than 200 cities across the country, which has been widely praised. It is believed that with the official launch of the new generation of Tiggo 8, more consumers will understand and love this high-quality SUV that combines performance, appearance and intelligence.