Chery Auto PH shares why crossover vehicles are ideal on local roads

Updated Nov 10, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Chinese marque offers four distinct crossovers.

Chinese car brand Chery Auto, distributed by United Asia Auto Group Inc. (UAAGI), made its comeback in the local market in 2019 with a lineup of crossovers only.

The reason behind that is that Chery Auto Philippines thinks that owning a crossover in the country is highly ideal and practical. Come to think of it, various areas in the country are flood-prone which can cause inconveniences for many motorists. Moreover, Flooded areas can significantly increase travel time and damage vehicles. 

Chery Tiggo 2 front view

The Chery Tiggo 2 Subcompact Crossover

Chery Auto Philippines said that crossovers are versatile and they are said to be an evolution from sedans. This type of vehicle can comfortably fit five and up to seven occupants while still offering relatively larger cargo space. Thanks to its unibody frame construction, passengers can enjoy the comfort that is usually provided by a sedan.

These Chery crossovers also come with a higher and ground clearance and ride height which can provide better visibility in the event of a calamity. The rated ground clearance for these Chery automobiles is at 210 mm and have water-wading depths of as much as 600 mm, which are higher than most in their segment.

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Chery Tiggo 5x front view

The Chery Tiggo 5x Subcompact Crossover

Chery Auto Philippines currently offers a total of four crossovers. These include the Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5x subcompact crossovers, Tiggo 7 compact crossover, and 7-seater Tiggo 8 midsize crossover.

Powering the Chery automobiles is a 1.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine, while the Tiggo 7 and Tiggo 8 are both turbocharged. The engine can be paired with either a manual or automatic transmission.

Chery 7 front view

The Chery Tiggo 7 Compact Crossover

Chery PH says the Tiggo crossovers don’t only offer practicality, but also a touch of luxury which can normally be found in higher-end models. These features include a 10-inch Ultra-high-definition (UHD) touchscreen, foot-sensing automatic power tailgates, automatic LED headlamps, LED taillamps, cruise control, Smart Key Entry System, 6-way power-adjustable seats, LCD instrument panel, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, and much more.

As for safety, all Chery models are equipped with six airbags, front and rear radar-based driving aids, and a full suite of electronic driver-assist systems such as hill start assist and hill descent control.

Tiggo 8 front view

The 7-seater Chery Tiggo 8 Mid-size Crossover

On top of these features, Chery Auto Philippines offers an industry-leading 10-year/1,000,000-km powertrain warranty with a 5-year general vehicle warranty. In addition, the Chinese car brand is also offering a 3-year free preventive maintenance service (PMS) and 3-year roadside assistance for all Tiggo models.

Base model pricing starts at Php 695,000 for the Tiggo 2, Php 818,000 for the Tiggo 5x, Php 1,195,000 for the Tiggo 7, and Php 1,280,000 for the 7-seater Tiggo 8. Easy-own financing promos are available with down payments as low as Php 15,000 and monthly payments as low as Php 5,635 (subject to bank approval).

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Know more about Chery Tiggo 2 2024

Chery Tiggo 2

The Chery Tiggo 2 is a subcompact, five-seater crossover. In the local market, this model comes in two different variants: the Tiggo 2 1.5 MT and the Tiggo 2 1.5 AT. Chery Tiggo 2 Price Philippines starts at ₱695,000 for the entry-level 1.5 MT, while the top-of-the-line Chery Tiggo 2 1.5 AT is priced at ₱770,000. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Tiggo 2 uses a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that’s good for 103 horsepower and 135 Nm of torque. Both variants are front-wheel-drive. It can either come with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic gearbox. 

Size-wise, the Chery Tiggo 2 Philippines is 4,200mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,750mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 186mm. 

Locally, the Tiggo 2 competes against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Venue, Volkswagen T-Cross, Geely Coolray, MG ZS, among others. 

₱ 695,000 - ₱ 795,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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