On the evening of May 19th, the 2019 China Tower (International) Rally and China Autocross Championship Xinjiang Branch will hold a grand departure ceremony in Daying, located in the film town of Aksu City, officially kicking off the curtain of this year’s Ring Tower race. At the starting ceremony, 127 cars from 58 teams passed the grid one by one, and more than 200 racers from France, Spain and all over the country appeared on the stage. In this competition, Chery Tiggo Team sent Tao Pengfei, Zhou Jiangnan, Long Maowei and Zhu Zhiming to participate in the T2.1 competition. On the 20th, the 2019 Ring Tower ushered in the first race day. The drivers competed for the SSS short-track qualifying race. The Chery Tiggo Team brought the new generation of Tiggo 8 to officially launch an impact on the highest glory of the China Rally.
With the official opening of the qualifying competition, the 15-day Ring of Towers Rally officially began to compete. After the super short track qualifying competition on the 20th, there will be a total of 9 special stages of fierce competition, passing through the Aksu area, Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture, and Kashgar area, and finally held in Hotan on June 2. Closing awards. The total mileage of the event will reach 5,000 kilometers, including 2,500 kilometers of special stages. Different from the previous ones, this year’s Taklimakan Rally returns to the Taklamakan Desert, which can be said to be 100% Taklamakan. Among them, the proportion of desert in the special stage exceeds 50%, and a high-altitude stage as high as 3100 is set at the same time. Tournament of the Tower.
All greatness comes from the beginning. This is not only the theme of this year’s Tournament, but also the true monologue of many contestants. Multiple landforms such as desert Gobi, Yardang landform, and plateau snow-capped mountains alternately appear, and sandstorms, extreme heat, and high altitudes are dangerous. Here, the competition between players is not only about driving skills, but also requires powerful vehicles as the winning weapon in the desert and Gobi. The fledgling new generation of Tiggo 8 entered the competition for the first time, which coincided with the most difficult Tournament of Towers in history, which also provided an excellent opportunity to test its ultimate quality.
Burning is the common gene of the Ring Tower team, and it also represents the hidden passion in the heart of every contestant. In the face of long-distance desert tracks, dangerous and surging gravel Gobi, and rugged and winding mountain roads, the quality of the power system has become a major factor in determining the outcome. However, the driver Zhou Jiangnan admitted that he is full of confidence in the power of the new generation of Tiggo 8.
Powerful power builds the confidence to challenge the limit. The new generation of Tiggo 8 is equipped with Chery’s latest ACTECO 1.6TGDI engine, which can burst out a maximum power of 145kW and a peak torque of 290N•m. Its thermal efficiency is higher than 37.1% and continues to lead Chinese brands. The engine is matched with Getrag’s 7-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox of the same type as BMW, creating a 1.6TGDI+7DCT golden power combination, giving the new generation of Tiggo an 89-second-level 100-kilometer acceleration, which ranks among the 9-second joint venture high-end SUV club. In addition, thanks to Chery’s more than 20 years of technological accumulation, the stability and reliability of the ACTECO 1.6TGDI engine is also unquestionable. More than 15,000 hours of bench tests + more than 3.5 million kilometers of vehicle verification have forged a new generation of Tiggo 8 reliable power.
In addition to power, the chassis of the new generation of Tiggo 8 also has excellent performance. Bumpy terrain such as high slopes, gravel roads, dark ditches, and river courses is commonplace in the ring tower competition, which requires very strict requirements on the skills of the players and the handling performance of the models. The new generation of Tiggo 8 uses the Chery T1X exclusive SUV platform that incorporates Jaguar Land Rover technology and the suspension system adopts MacPherson independent suspension and multi-link independent suspension, which endows it with excellent handling and stability. At the same time, the new generation of Tiggo 8 is also equipped with Bosch’s latest generation of ESP 9.3 body electronic stability system, allowing drivers to easily cope with various road conditions and more calm in the track competition. At the same time, the new generation of Tiggo 8 achieves super strong safety protection guarantee with the body structure design optimized by more than 100,000 experiments and strict body material requirements. In addition, the front McPherson and rear multi-link chassis are perfectly matched with suspension, which provides greater roll stiffness, well controls the roll of the body, and ensures stable driving on rough roads.
As the largest, longest and most difficult cross-country rally event in Asia, there are a lot of masters in the Ring of Towers Rally. Dare to compete with the masters in this arena, which also demonstrates the confidence and strength of the new generation of Tiggo 8. Beacon smoke rises around the tower, and fearlessness is burning. The new generation of Tiggo 8 will show its sword in southern Xinjiang this time, aiming to win the crown. Let us look forward to its wonderful performance together.