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7 seats, Rang Rover platform and the price is 500 thousand rubles lower than that of Hyundai Santa Fe - new Chery Tiggo 8 2022
7 seats, Rang Rover platform and the price is 500 thousand rubles lower than that of Hyundai Santa Fe - new Chery Tiggo 8 2022

Today, in the Russian automotive market, you can find many spectacular spacious crossovers with a seven-seater saloon, however, the Chinese model Cherie Tiggo 8 2022 stands out against the general background, which is considered a serious competitor for Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX cars. -9. The Chinese cross is in no way inferior to classmates in terms of equipment, but at the same time, it significantly outperforms competitors in terms of price. Now this car is available in Russia in one configuration with a price tag of 1,829,900 - 1,909,900 rubles. In this case, we are talking about the Prestige version with a different power unit. All models on sale have a seven-seater saloon.


Many modern Russian motorists prefer to evaluate the car externally or pay attention to the equipment, forgetting about the characteristics and power unit. In the case of Cherie Tiggo 8 2022, which is sold in Russia in a new body, it is the technical characteristics that deserve special attention, and only after that you can consider the configuration, prices, as well as the appearance of the model, which, by the way, turned out to be very attractive, which can be appreciated not only from the photo, but also from a visual overview of the vehicle, fortunately, serial samples are found on public roads and are currently presented in the official dealerships of the Chery brand.


Of course, the performance review should start with an assessment of the power unit of this interesting crossover. Today, the car is presented for sale with two main power units, namely:

  • with a 1.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, which produces up to 147 forces and 210 N * m of torque (installed on more affordable cars);
  • with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline-type engine for 170 "horses" and 250 N * m of torque (used in more expensive variations).

Together with the engines, a 6-speed robotic gearbox and a continuously variable variator are installed, respectively. The car is sold in Russia only in front-wheel drive versions and boasts the following dimensions:

  • length - 4 700 mm;
  • width - 1860 mm;
  • height - 1 705 mm;
  • wheelbase - 2 710 mm;
  • clearance - 190 mm;
  • curb weight - 1 616/1 631 kg.

This crossover in seven-seater versions has a small luggage compartment of 193 liters. In the case of the five-seater saloon, the volume increases to 892 liters. The fuel tank holds up to 51 liters of fuel, which provides a good range without refueling.


Options and prices

As mentioned earlier, now in the Russian automotive market, this crossover is sold in one configuration. We are talking about the Prestige version, whose cost, depending on the power unit, varies from 1,829,900 to 1,909,900 rubles. It is worth noting that once before, the Cherie Tiggo 8 2022 crossover could be purchased in the Active and Family versions with more affordable prices, however, it was the models in the top-end variations with the richest technical equipment that aroused particular interest among Russians.



This Chinese crossover can be purchased with 1, 5 and 2.0-liter engines on a robotic gearbox or with a variator, respectively. The manufacturer has included the following options in the equipment of such a car:

  • electric power steering;
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels;
  • electronic parking brake;
  • LED headlights and DRL;
  • LED taillights;
  • sensors for rain, outside air temperature, as well as light;
  • side mirrors with electric drive and heating;
  • electric drive of the boot lid;
  • system of contactless opening of the luggage compartment;
  • roof rails;
  • multifunctional steering wheel;
  • informational 7-inch display on the dashboard;
  • button to start the engine in the car;
  • leather seat upholstery;
  • front seats with lumbar support;
  • dividing armrests front and rear;
  • electric driver's seat;
  • electrically heated front and rear seats;
  • remote engine start function;
  • keyless entry system to the car interior;
  • power windows front and rear;
  • electric heated steering wheel and windshield;
  • power connector in the passenger compartment;
  • switch for driving modes;
  • automatic blocking of door locks when driving;
  • front and rear parking sensors;
  • tire pressure monitoring system;
  • driver fatigue control function;
  • separate two-zone climate control;
  • audio system for 8 speakers;
  • infotainment complex with a screen of 10, 25 inches;
  • 360-degree view cameras;
  • self-dimming rear-view mirror;
  • curtain in the luggage compartment;
  • standard immobilizer;
  • spare part-size wheel;
  • thresholds with decorative lighting.

It should be noted that this model, if necessary, can be supplemented with some options for an additional fee, including, you can install panoramic roof glazing with an electric sunroof.


Options and prices (summary table)

# Equipment Model years Cost, rub. Drive unit Transmission Engine, cc cm Acceleration from 0 to 100, s Max. speed, km / h Power, max., H.p. (kW) at rpm Combined fuel consumption in l / 100 km
1 1.5 DCT Prestige (7 seats) December 2020 - 1829900 Front RKPP 6 1498 9.8 200 147 (108) / 5500 7, 6
2 2.0 CVT Prestige (7 seats) 2020 - 1909900 Front Variable speed drive 1971 10 200 170 (125) / 5500 8, 2
3 2.0 CVT Active (5 seats) 2020 - 2021 1659900 Front Variable speed drive 1971 10 200 170 (125) / 5500 8, 2
4 2.0 CVT Family (7 seats) 2020 - 2021 1739900 Front Variable speed drive 1971 10 200 170 (125) / 5500 8, 2

* - information on prices is for reference only. Check with your local dealer for the exact cost.


Before considering for yourself the purchase of the Chery Tiggo 8 2022 crossover, as, in principle, the process of acquiring any other model, you should pay special attention to the safety of the vehicle. If you pay attention to this "Chinese", then he fully corresponds to the title - a safe car. The fact is that according to the results of the C-NCAP test, the cross scored an impressive 84, 31 points, which is a five-star rating.


It is necessary to take into account the fact that the equipment of the crossover includes many safety systems, as well as functions that are responsible for driving control. In accordance with current standards, this model is equipped with three-point belts, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and 8 cushions. This provides adequate protection for the driver and passengers in a collision with other participants in the traffic stream or other obstacles on the way.


Handling and off-road performance

Since in this case we are talking about a massive seven-seater crossover with front-wheel drive, you should not consider this vehicle as a full-fledged SUV. Like any other average "Chinese", the Chery Tiggo 8 cross was conceived by the manufacturer as a comfortable urban model for a large family. Off-road, the crossover feels insecure, does not cope with serious obstacles and cannot oppose anything to some of its "classmates".


In turn, when the model finds itself on paved roads, the situation changes dramatically. The car boasts stability as well as good handling and maneuverability. Cross confidently holds the road, regardless of travel speed. When maneuvering, the car does not swing and allows the driver and passengers to fully enjoy the comfort during the trip. This crossover is equipped with an unpretentious and reliable suspension, which has moderate rigidity, which is optimal for driving on dirt roads and surfaces with small artificial irregularities.


Advantages and disadvantages

In order to decide whether it is worth buying such a vehicle, or it is better to take a closer look at the "classmates", you should pay attention to the main pros and cons of the car. As for the advantages of Chery Tiggo 8 2022, here are the following:

  • low cost of the model;
  • affordable service;
  • rich technical equipment;
  • thoughtful power unit;
  • spectacular appearance and attractive interior design;
  • compliance with the Euro-5 standard and the use of AI-92 gasoline;
  • high level of security.

Also, do not forget about some of the vehicle's shortcomings, namely, the lack of all-wheel drive modifications, the lack of an alternative in the trim levels, not the most impressive technical characteristics in the class, the time spent searching for components and spare parts (most often, you have to contact the dealer).



In order to fully appreciate this vehicle, one cannot ignore the appearance and interior design. In this regard, the "Chinese" turned out to be an effective and brutal representative of its class and price segment. The exterior of the model is, to put it mildly, not an amateur, however, the design fully allows you to stand out from the general traffic flow. Traditionally, the most interesting is the front part of the car, which is made in a non-standard way. In the center, there is a massive radiator grill, which smoothly flows into the air intake on the bumper. Also of interest is the convex head optics with a rounded shape and a trapezoidal shape. All this is effectively complemented by stylish gills on the bumper, which act as air intakes for cooling the brakes and seats under the daytime running lights.


As for the interior arrangement of the salon, here you can highlight a number of atypical design solutions without any problems. For example, the location of the central deflectors on the front panel, which is as laconically matched as possible to the display of the infotainment complex. Someone will like this design, but for some motorists, such a decision can act as a repulsive link. The interior of the car is made mainly in dark shades with an abundance of high-tech elements. This approach allowed the manufacturer to make the interior of the crossover moderate and calm, which will not cause negative emotions when driving for a long time.


Sales start

The crossover presented in this review clearly cannot be called a novelty of the automotive market, since the modified Chery Tiggo 8 Pro model is already officially on sale, which has noticeably changed in appearance and received slightly different equipment. For the first time, the discussed cross was released to the public in April 2019, and only after almost a year, serial sales started.


It is noteworthy that the car made its debut in China much earlier. At the moment, the cross is in moderate demand, and has many positive reviews from Russian motorists.



As mentioned earlier, in view of the popularity of this class and price segment, it is not surprising that Chery Tiggo 8 has a number of serious rivals in the Russian market. In particular, it is worth highlighting such cars as:

  • Kia Sorento;
  • Hyundai Santa Fe;
  • Toyota Highlander;
  • Mazda CX-9.

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