2021 Chery Tiggo 8 Plus is a stunning Chinese crossover we dig

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Apart from good looks, it packs more power too.

Launched in November 2019 locally, the Tiggo 8 is Chery’s flagship midsize crossover. It’s big, it can seat up to seven people, and it is definitely spacious. Chery however is expanding the said model’s variant lineup with the introduction of Tiggo 8 Plus. So what’s new? Well, this new variant packs a bit more punch in terms of luxury as compared to its regular sibling.

A picture of the front of the Tiggo8 Plus.

The Tiggo 8 Plus. Looks like a totally different model, doesn't it?

Apart from being bestowed with leather seats, the Tiggo 8 Plus also features several parts that make it stand further from the regular model. The dashboard looks different as it now features a two-piece display and gone are the dial controls for the automatic climate controls.

Moreover, the gear lever has been replaced by a fancier electro-mechanical shifter. According to reports, the soft-touch surfaces on this Chery model are also softer and the materials used are of a higher quality. All in all, it’s definitely more luxurious than the normal Tiggo 8.

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A picture of the interior of the Chery Tiggo 8 Plus

Note the gear shifter and the dual-screens

Under the hood, the Tiggo 8 Plus uses a 1.6-liter inline-4 turbo. It’s larger than the Tiggo 8’s 1.5-liter mill, and it’s definitely more powerful with a maximum output of 194 horsepower and 290 Nm of torque.

When it comes to exterior styling, the Tiggo 8 Plus also looks very different. The taillights are new, and the entire design of the rear door is different. Upfront, the headlamps are noticeably slimmer making for a more aggressive look. On top of that, the grille now has this hexagonal pattern, and the wheels also look different.

And finally, Chery also added more chrome bits on the vehicle. Suffice to say, the different exterior features on Tiggo 8 Plus sets it apart from the rounder, more regular looking Chery Tiggo 8.

A picture of the rear of the Chery Tiggo 8 Plus.

The plate holder of the Tiggo 8 Plus has moved from the lower bumper to the door

Reports state that Chery will start selling the Tiggo 8 Plus in October. It will be positioned as the top-of-the-line variant of the Tiggo 8, so we can expect a matching price tag too. As for the Philippine market, there’s no word yet if we’ll get this exciting looking model. Keep reading here on Philkotse.com for more updates.

Know more about Chery Tiggo 8 2021

Chery Tiggo 8

The Chery Tiggo 8 is the brand’s largest and most premium model offered in the Philippines. It is a 7-seater midsize crossover that offers more premium aesthetic features compared to other nameplates under the brand. Its larger front grille is complemented by sleek LED headlamps that create a bold statement. On the rear is a light strip in LEDs that add to the vehicle's more upmarket design. Inside the crossover are leather-upholstered seats. The Tiggo 8 comes with a touchscreen infotainment system and a fully-digital dashboard. The three-row vehicle comes with plenty of space for its passengers and for cargo, as expected from a car of its segment. Currently, it is offered in two variants, the AT Luxury and the AT Luxury EX. Both variants are powered by a 1.5L turbocharged gasoline powerplant attached to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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