Chery has shed more light on the Australian lineup for its new mid-sized, seven-seat SUV.

    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max, due in May as a rival for the Mitsubishi Outlander, will offer various features found in high-spec rivals even in its base grade.

    The company has yet to release pricing, which will be announced closer to launch.

    Standard Equipment

    There will be three variants in the Tiggo 8 Pro Max lineup: two with front-wheel drive, one with all-wheel drive.

    The Urban comes standard with the following:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • LED headlights and tail lights
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • Voice assistant
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Ambient lighting
    • 8-speaker Sony sound system
    • Black leatherette upholstery
    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Three drive modes
    • Air quality management system

    The Elite adds:

    • Power tailgate
    • Heated exterior mirrors
    • Built-in dashcam
    • Third-row air vents with fan speed control
    • Illuminated door sills with Tiggo lettering
    • Retractable cargo blind

    The Ultimate AWD adds:

    • All-wheel drive
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • Fragrance system
    • Puddle lamps
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • 10-speaker Sony sound system
    • Privacy glass


    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

    Chery says it will offer 18 advanced driver assistance systems. It has confirmed this includes:

    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Lane-keep assist

    It will also feature front, front-side, front-centre, driver’s knee, rear-side, and side curtain airbags, plus a surround-view camera.

    While a full list of safety equipment isn’t available, the smaller Tiggo 7 Pro offers features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic assist across the range.


    All 2024 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max models will use the same engine, available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

    This is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 180kW of power at 5500rpm and 375Nm of torque between 1750 and 4000rpm.

    This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.


    The 2024 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max uses 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle.

    In front-wheel drive guise, it emits 191g/km of CO2.


    The 2024 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max measures 4720mm long, 1860mm wide and 1705mm tall on a 2710mm wheelbase.

    There’s 117L of luggage space behind the third row, based on the VDA standard. This expands to 479L with the third row folded, measured to the top of the second-row seatback.

    Braked towing capacity is 1300kg, while unbraked is 750kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max will be backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with seven years of roadside assistance.

    Seven years of capped-price servicing will be available, but pricing has yet to be announced.


    Chery hasn’t confirmed whether some exterior finishes will attract a premium.

    There will be eight colours available. These comprise:

    • Lunar White
    • Star Silver
    • Rhine Blue
    • Loran Violet
    • Mercurial Grey
    • Technical Grey
    • Aurora Green
    • Space Black

    The Tiggo 8 Pro Max has a black interior, though the Ultimate can be had with an optional brown interior.

    MORE: Everything Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Max

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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