by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG – CHERY has confirmed a partnership as the Presidential Vehicle Partner to this week’s Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit.
It has embarked on a partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the Department of Transport by providing luxury transport for senior delegates and visitors to the summit set for South Africa from Tuesday to Thursday.
As an official Presidential Vehicle Partner, Chery South Africa handed over the keys to 60 Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX vehicles to the organisers of the event.
“To be chosen as an official Presidential Vehicle Partner, a brand and their chosen vehicle must offer the highest level of luxury, performance and safety,” said Tony Liu, Executive Deputy General Manager of Chery South Africa.
“We are extremely proud to be able to provide our flagship Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX to the South African government and all the members and guests of the BRICS countries.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the 15th summit of the bloc, to be attended by leaders of other BRICS nations.
Ramaphosa has also invited the presidents of 67 other countries, including 53 African countries.
Chery launched the upgraded Chery Tiggo 8 Pro and Pro MAX earlier in August and has since started with deliveries to customers and vehicle fleets.
Beyond simply providing a fleet of vehicles, Chery South Africa will offer its customary level of service and support to the BRICS organisers.
“This goes well beyond our comprehensive 1-million-kilometre warranty to include our 24/7 roadside support service and our range of included value-added services such as courtesy vehicles, scratch and dent repair and a concierge service,” Liu said.
– CAJ News