I wonder if Chery understands the irony of a “you are distracted” warning message popping up every couple of minutes on the instrument panel of the Tiggo Pro 8 Max. I’ll give them a hint: it’s distracting, made more so by the annoying little chime that accompanies the warning light.

The feature kept scolding me, seemingly at random, while driving, though the warning did appear with more regularity while I was operating the infotainment screen — usually because I was switching off other irksome “smart drive” features including an overzealous emergency lane keeping assist. Some driver-assist features in the car can be disabled — though you have to do it afresh every time you start it — but I never found an off switch for the distracting “distraction” alert...

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