Indian automotive major Mahindra & Mahindra owned Korean Auto manufacturer Ssangyong revealed its upcoming crossover Tivoli which was earlier known as XIV 100 in south korea.
Tivoli is the first produced car from Ssangyong after acquisition from Mahindra. while Mahindra and Ssangyong both are relying a lot on Tivoli to boost the overseas sales , looking at the fuel efficient and eye catching design of crossover it looks promising too. Ssangyong confirmed that Tivoli will go on sales from early 2015 powered with 1.6L Gasoline engine propelling the front wheels , but by the end of 2015 Tivoli is supposed to get a 1.6L diesel variant too.
While Tivoli is equipped with Gadgets and electronic features the looks of Tivoli’s cockpit matches to its DNA of sporty design.The top Korea-spec SsangYong Tivoli is also very well equipped, with kit like a seven-inch touchscreen, heated seats, flat-bottomed heated steering, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors with a reversing camera, and cruise control. It even gets as many as seven airbags.
In the medium term, a longer version of the Tivoli platform is expected to form the basis of a lengthened Tivoli as well as a small MPV but there’s no word on whether either model will come to the UK. What we are likely to see in the fullness of time is a Tivoli using the new turbocharged 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that’s currently being developed by SsangYong and Mahindra.
UK prices for the Tivoli have yet to be revealed but a SsangYong insider hinted that the starting price will be under £13,000 for the front-wheel-drive petrol manual model, with the range extending up to the £20,000 mark for a 4×4 diesel automatic with a full haul of equipment including 18-inch wheels, leather trim, satellite -navigation and a reversing camera.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
|Engine Displacement||1598 cc|
|Engine Description||1.6 litre turbo-charged diesel|
|Number of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Number of Doors||5 Doors|
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
|Rear View Camera||yes|
BRAKING & TRACTION
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||yes|
|Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)||yes|