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Moreover, the gear lever has been replaced by a fancier electro-mechanical shifter.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 2024

Chery Tiggo 8

The Chery Tiggo 8 Philippines 2023 is a 7-seater midsize crossover introduced by the Chinese marque as part of its crossover-only lineup return. It is available in the Philippines in two variants, with a price ranging between Php 1,280,000 and Php 1,340,000. Under the hood, the model is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of generating 145 horsepower and 210 Nm of torque. A 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) comes standard across the range.

In terms of dimensions, the Tiggo 8 is 4,700 mm long, 1,858 mm wide, and 1,746 mm high, with a wheelbase rated at 2,710 mm. Locally, this Chinese midsize crossover competes against the likes of the Maxus D60, Changan CS95, and Mazda CX-8.

₱ 1,280,000 - ₱ 1,350,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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