Chery officially launched its two star products under the Tiggo Pro range of SUVs which is the Tiggo 8 Pro (which we had a brief test drive in Malaysia recently) and the Tiggo 7 Pro (which is already a best seller in South Africa) in Indonesia recently, making it the first right-hand drive ASEAN country in which said models are launched.
This only means that these two Chery SUV’s are ready for a Malaysian launch.
The Tiggo 8 Pro is a large SUV targeted at upwardly-mobile entrepreneurs and professionals through its combination of intelligent technology, premium features and seven-seat versatility.
Headlining features include a 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel, 12.5-inch central control screen, eight-inch climate control touch-screen, 360-degree Around View Monitor, voice command and over 10 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functions to improve travel safety.
The Tiggo 8 Pro’s 2.0 TGDI engine, holder of an award for China’s 10 best engines, produces 254 PS and 390 Nm of torque, allowing the vehicle to sprint to 100 km/h from rest in only 7.3 seconds. Inside, one would find leather seats with memory function, eight Sony surround sound speakers, multi-colour ambient lighting and a large panoramic skylight.
Targeted at the urban elite, the more compact Tiggo 7 Pro cuts a stylish and dynamic figure through its intelligent matrix-LED headlamps and ‘floating roof’ design.
Its technology-laden interior boasts a seven-inch LCD instrument panel, 10.25-inch central control screen, eight-inch climate control touch-screen, 360-degree camera, electric tailgate, wireless charging for mobile devices and much more. ADAS is also featured, including adaptive cruise control and emergency braking functions.
Chery currently has 22 sales and service outlets under construction in major cities such as Jakarta, Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, and in the coming year, the company will build 70 sales and service outlets to fully cover the Indonesian market and provide more convenient services to local customers.
Chery has also built a 4,000-square metre spare parts warehouse in the Cikarang factory to store service parts as well as those pertaining to the electrical systems and chassis. The construction of further spare parts warehouses in the outer islands such as Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi is being accelerated to meet the demand of more users for spare parts.
As ASEAN’s largest economy, Indonesia plays a strategic role in Chery’s plans for further globalisation.
The joint launch of the Tiggo 8 Pro and Tiggo 7 Pro, Chery’s best-sellers globally, in Indonesia, is a significant start towards more advanced and intelligent products for Indonesians in the future, including new energy vehicles such as all-electric models.