Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max: What to expect?

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max: What to expect?

The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is a highly anticipated SUV in the Middle Eastern market, especially considering how stylish and tech-rich the Tiggo 7 was. That, along with the recent news about the debut of the super hybrid model, makes the SUV a complete package for people looking for their first car or an upgrade from a hatchback. The Tiggo 8 Pro Max will compete against the Toyota RAV4 and the MG HS, among some popular models. The pricing is expected to be between AED 75,000 to AED 100,000 for all the variants sold.


  • What engine options will the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max be available in the UAE?

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is expected to come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 254 hp and 390 Nm of torque. In addition, it could also get the much-famed PHEV model that churns out 320 hp and 545 Nm of torque.
  • Is the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max a safe car?

    Yes, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max will be sold in the UAE with a huge list of safety and driver’s assistance features. Plus, it did score five stars in a lot of crash tests internationally.
  • What are the connectivity and infotainment options in the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max?

    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is expected to replicate the international model with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. As for the entertainment, it gets a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
  • So that being said, let’s move on to talking about what to expect from the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max once it’s launched.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max


    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is already on sale in many countries. While different engines are used in different parts of the world, the exterior style and fitments are more or less similar. So, we can also expect something similar for the Middle Eastern market.

    And if that’s the case, we will get 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels to match the sculpted bodywork. The lighting system will see LED treatment all around, including the front fog lamps. We could also see a panoramic sunroof in the top model, along with body-colored door handles and rear-view mirrors, though the latter set is expected to be standard.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max


    Being the flagship model in the automaker’s lineup here in the UAE, we can expect the cabin to be full of high-quality finishes and technology. For starters, the seats could get leather upholstery as in the international model. And being a 7-seater SUV, it could get dual-zone climate control, though it might be limited to the top variant only to keep the price competitive.

    And just in the international model, the car is expected to carry the same set of 12.3-inch instrument cluster display and 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. The top-end model could get a 12-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system, though the base could stick with a six-speaker set. Keyless entry and start could be a standard fitment, considering how premium the car is finished.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max

    Engine Specifications

    Based on the destination, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max gets different powertrains to meet market and price expectations, like the Philippines market gets three engine options - 1.6L turbo, 2.0L turbo, and the hybrid 1.5L.

    However, we can expect just the 2.0L turbo and 1.5L hybrid for the Middle Eastern market. The 2.0L turbocharged engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 254 hp and a peak torque of 390 Nm. This will be paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. With that power, the SUV can hit a top speed of 200 mph while sprinting to 100 kmph from the start in just 7.3 seconds. That’s the kind of SUV we want here in the UAE.

    On the other hand, the Philippines plug-in hybrid model makes 320 hp combined from the 1.5L combustion engine and electric motor, along with a huge 545 Nm torque.

    That said, a lot of countries get only the front-wheel-drive version of the car, though AWDs are also sold in many markets. So for UAE, we can expect the all-wheel drive to make its way.

    Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max


    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max offers a good number of safety features, irrespective of the country it is sold in. It also has a 5-star rating in many crash tests as well. As for the safety of the passengers, the car could get:

    • Six airbags (front, side, and curtain)
    • ISOFIX child seat anchors
    • Anti-lock braking system
    • Electronic brakeforce distribution

    Apart from that, you will be impressed when you look at the driver’s assistance tech in some models sold globally. So, we can expect the same range of driver’s assistance features in the Middle Eastern market, though many of them could be limited to the top trim only.

    • Electronic stability control
    • Traction control
    • Hill-start assist control
    • Hill descent control
    • Lane departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Forward collision warning
    • Automatic emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • ear cross-traffic alert


    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max is a highly anticipated car, especially considering all the premium features. Once launched, it will be a very powerful car in the sub-100k category, going up against the likes of Toyota and MG models.

    Also read: Top 5 affordable SUVs to buy in the UAE

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