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The Tiggo 8 SUV could become the first hybrid car made in Brazil

The Tiggo 8 SUV could become the first hybrid car made in Brazil

I started to 2022or Tiggo 8 Pro Plug-in Hybrid It should be the first plug-in hybrid car (it can be recharged in plugs) made in Brazil. This information was revealed by journalist Sergio Quintanilha Car guideconfirmed to Automotive newspaper According to sources from Kawa Cherry. Furthermore, the combustion engine that complements the mechanical assembly can be flexible. If this is confirmed, the Chinese-Brazilian company will be ahead of brands such as Toyota that it BYDfor example, which also has projects of this type under development in the country.

According to the magazine Motorsport“Everything is designed to start this year.” Therefore, it can be expected that Caoa Chery Tiggo 8 Pro Plug-in Hybrid Of national production, at the factory in Annapolis (GO), prices reduced this year. It is worth noting that seven-seater SUVs imported from China cost, according to The company's website239.990 Brazilian reais.

However, information indicates that the start of production of the SUV in Goiás will take place in the second half of this year. It is not known with certainty whether the mechanical assembly will be manufactured in Brazil or imported from China for local assembly. This measure will consume part of the R$3 billion investment that the brand announced last year for the Annapolis plant. At that time, the idea was to expand production of the entire Tiggo line over the next five years.

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Trunk space is approximately 200 liters in the seven-seat configuration (Caoa Chery/Disclosure)

The SUV has 1.5 and two electric motors

In this configuration, the electrified SUV has a hybrid package that combines a 1.5 turbo petrol engine with two electric motors. Combined, the three develop 317 hp and 56.6 lb-ft of peak torque. Thus, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. It promises an average consumption of 30.3 km/l in the city and 26.9 km/l on the highway, with the help of electric mode. Moreover, this car runs only on battery power (19.27 kWh), and has a range of about 54 km.

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What helps the mechanical work is the DHT gearbox (which comes from the Portuguese-language custom hybrid transmission). In short, the combination developed exclusively for hybrid cars is a CVT-type box with 11 virtual gears. The lever is joystick style. Traction: front.

The model has a 24-inch screen (TABA BENEDICTO/ESTADAO)


As standard, the large car (4.72 meters long, 1.86 meters wide, 1.70 meters high, 2.71 meters wheelbase) has a 24.6-inch display that integrates the instrument panel and the multimedia center. Furthermore, the air conditioning control system includes another 8-inch touch-sensitive display, which is located just below the main panel. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable with seven options and memory. The sound system, in turn, is from Sony.

The package also includes semi-autonomous driving assistants. The Max Drive package combines features such as adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, exit alert and lane keeping, among others. Moreover, the Tiggo 8 Hybrid comes with a Type 2 portable charger. However, you can recharge it using common 220V sockets or using a Wallbox. With the equipment that comes with the car, charging takes six hours on average, while recharging at wall stations takes three hours.

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