Seven-seat SUV set to touch down in Australia with a three-grade lineup
Chinese automaker Chery has released further detail about its new large SUV, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max, which is set to arrive on local roads this April as part of a three-strong model range.
While pricing and specifications have yet to be announced, the brand has confirmed the lineup will include two front-wheel drive variants, the entry-grade Urban and mid-spec Elite, as well as a range-topping all-wheel drive Ultimate variant.
The entire lineup will be powered by a 2.0-litre inline-four cylinder turbo-petrol engine delivering 180kW and 375Nm and mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
Inside, visuals revealed by Chery tease a sleek cabin with features such as a dual 12.30-inch digital displays and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Competing with other large SUVs like the Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorrento, and also seven-seat midsize SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max is the third vehicle to launch in Chery’s expanding local lineup since the brand relaunched in Australia last year.
Chery already sells two SUVs in Australia including the Omoda 5 small SUV and the Tiggo 7 Pro midsize SUV, with an electric variant of its Omoda 5 to launch this year, and a ute reportedly close to reveal too.
While pricing hasn’t been released for what will be Chery’s new flagship model, it’s likely to be priced affordably compared to its rivals.
Like other Chery models, the Tiggo 8 Pro Max will be backed by a seven-year unlimited kilometer warranty, coupled with seven years of capped price servicing and up to seven years of roadside assistance.
Full pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the vehicle’s local launch in April.
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