The rainy season is upon us once again. This means that annual discussions on which vehicles can traverse our cities’ flooded roads have also ramped up. For many of us, being inside a crossover or an SUV gives an extra jolt of confidence during heavy downpours as we carefully get to our destination safely. Automotive firms that flaunt a full lineup of crossovers and SUVs such as Chery Auto Philippines offer these models in various sizes and price points for those looking to make an upgrade.
The most reachable Chery model is the Tiggo 2 at P695,000. It boasts a ground clearance 186 mm. That’s 3-4 inches more than the ground clearance of a typical hatchback or small sedan. Not only will the extra height allow the vehicle to traverse floodwaters with ease and without the water entering the cabin, but it also enables the engine to sit higher above the water—which in turn makes the vehicle more capable of crossing a flooded stretch without the engine stalling.
The Chery Tiggo’s high ride height and bigger windows also grant better outward vision—something that can be crucial when driving in heavy rain or fog with limited clarity.
Chery’s crossover lineup is composed of the subcompact Tiggo 2 and Tiggo 5X, the all-new compact Tiggo 7 Pro, and the midsize 7-seater Tiggo 8. These crossovers have ground clearances as high as 200mm, which are even higher than several of its crossover competition, and almost as high as much bigger SUVs.
Aside from the high ground clearance, Chery also designed the Tiggo lineup for crossing higher levels of water with a wading depth measuring up to 600 mm. This safety feature enables the car to safely brave through some floods and potholes in the Philippines’ unpredictable roads.
Chery Auto Philippines offers an industry-leading 10-Year/1 Million-km Powertrain Warranty on top of a 5-Year General Vehicle Warranty and 3-Year Roadside Assistance. And to sweeten the purchase, the firm is offering a 3-year FREE Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) on all Tiggo models.
Prices for the new models start at P695,000 for the Tiggo 2, P818,000 for the Tiggo 5X, P1,195,000 for the Tiggo 7, and P1,280,000 for the 7-seater Tiggo 8. Low down-payment and low monthly financing promos are available as well (subject to bank approval).
Learn the latest about Chery on social media: Chery Auto Philippines (Facebook) and @cheryautophilippines (Instagram). You may also call the 24/7 Chery Auto Philippines hotline at (0917) 552 4379 or visit www.cheryauto.ph for more inquiries.