The Haval H6 and new Chery Tiggo 8 Pro are two wallet-friendly luxury SUVs, with the top-end models from both brands coming in at under R550,000.
The H6 has thus far enjoyed good sales since launching in June 2021 in a price bracket mostly dominated by crossovers.
It will now have to contend against the Tiggo 8 Pro, however, which is about the same size, offers many of the same features, and sells for nearly the same price.
Below, we compare the top-end H6 Super Luxury to the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive to see what sets these SUVs apart.
The most noticeable difference between the interiors of the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive and H6 Super luxury is that the Chery offers seven seats, while the Haval brings five seats. Both SUVs offer full artificial leather upholsteries, too.
Both vehicles also spoil their owners with a multiple displays, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and voice assistance.
The Chery further receives a third display in the form of an 8-inch screen for the dual-zone climate control with rear-seat vents, as well as independent third-row aircon adjustment.
The Haval’s dual-zone climate control with rear-seat vents is adjusted via physical buttons in the front fascia.
More equipment shared by the competitors includes automatic LED lights with daytime running lights, leather multifunction steering wheels, auto-lift tailgates, wireless chargers, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroofs, keyless entry and start, electrically-adjustable front seats, and electronic parking brakes.
Additionally, the Tiggo 8 Pro provides intelligent high-beam control, a heated driver’s seat, automatic speed adjustment for the wipers, a cooled glovebox, an eight-speaker Sony stereo, and adaptive cruise control.
Despite its lower asking price, the H6 offers quite a few gadgets that the Chery can’t compete with – such as a heads-up display, heated front seats, paddle shifters, rain-sensing wipers, an eight-speaker sound system, and adaptive cruise control with intelligent cornering and traffic jam assist.
Both the Tiggo 8 Pro Executive and H6 Super Luxury are stacked with driver assistance features, as is often the case with the more-affordable Chinese brands.
No matter which one you go for, you’ll have access to blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, pre-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, hill ascent and downhill assist, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warnings, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, and six airbags.
Additionally, the H6 brings secondary collision mitigation, front parking sensors, lane centre keeping, lane change assist, and driver fatigue alert.
The Tiggo then has door opening warning prevention, which its competitor does not.
At the front of the new Chery Tiggo 8 Pro sits a 1.6-litre, turbo-diesel engine that sends 145kW and 290Nm to the front wheels.
Drive is handled by a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, with three drive modes and two dynamic steering settings providing ample configuration options.
Combined fuel consumption for the 1,565kg SUV is rated at 7.0l/100km, with the maximum claimed range on a single tank sitting at 729km.
On the side of the Haval H6, you’ll find a 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol motor delivering 150kW and 320Nm to all four wheels via a torque-on-demand 4WD system.
The H6 also sports a seven-speed, dual-clutch auto box, but offers six drive modes – three of which are for off-road driving – and three dynamic steering programmes.
This 1,666kg SUV’s combined fuel consumption returns an 8.3l/100km rate and maximum claimed range is listed at 723km.
Neither brand has revealed the acceleration figures of these particular vehicles, but online reports have stated these as 8.9 seconds for the Chery, and 8 seconds for the Haval.
The Tiggo 8 Pro then sits 200mm off the ground and wears 18-inch alloys. The H6 rides at 170mm, tows up to 2,000kg, and gets 19-inch wheels.
The Chery Tiggo 8 Pro 1.6TGDI Executive has a South African price of R546,900.
Included in the price are a 5-year/150,000km general warranty, a 5-year/60,000km service plan, 5-year comprehensive roadside assistance, and a 10-year/1,000,000km engine warranty that valid for the original owner of the vehicle.
The Haval H6 2.0T 4WD Super Luxury has a South African price of R529,900.
Along with this you get a 5-year/100,000km warranty, a 5-year/60,000km service plan, and 5-year AA roadside assistance.
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro
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