SsangYong Motors UK is introducing the new 20-model year SsangYong Tivoli into the UK market. The Tivoli facelift boasts new exterior front styling. It “pairs new stylish exterior and interior design with advanced safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains complying with future emission standards”.
An evolution in Tivoli design
Tivoli was launched in Korea in January 2015, and achieved sales in its home market of over 3,000 vehicles a month. Its international debut was at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, and sales of petrol engine models began in June following its media launch in Europe. Since then, in the region of 50,000 cars have been sold in Europe.
Five years since its initial launch, new Tivoli is now available with a brace of new high-tech petrol engines – a 1.2 GDi Turbo 3-cylinder engine and a 1.5 GDi Turbo 4-cylinder engine – and an uprated version of the 1.6 diesel engine.
The new Tivoli has a choice of brand new 1.2 GDi-T and 1.5 GDi-T litre direct injection and turbo charged petrol engines or an uprated 1.6 litre diesel engine compliant with the latest Euro 6D emission standards. The new 3-cylinder 1.2 litre GDi-Turbo engine is “aimed at delivering a powerful yet eco-friendly, quiet and refined driving experience”, and is combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-litre engine’s output is 126bhp, while the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine boasts a maximum output of 161bhp with automatic transmission. Also, a double carbon accumulation prevention valve system has been applied to increase reliability. The Tivoli’s uprated 1.6 diesel engine performs with a maximum output of 134bhp at 4000RPM with automatic transmission.
The new Tivoli Ultimate features an LCD smart instrument cluster. It’s a 10.25-inch high resolution LCD instrument cluster. There is a choice of a digital screen with bright red graphics or an analogue style format, the cluster provides the whole range of data, giving the means adjust safety, comfort and technological features. Each trim level features DAB+ and Bluetooth technology to connect to phone and to stream music.
8-inch Screen Smart Audio System
This system, standard on Ventura and Ultimate models, includes:
- DAB radio with RDS
- MP3, M4A, APE, OGG, WMA, FLAC and WAV file format play
- USB port
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your smartphone
- Rear camera
There are three trim levels to choose from – the entry-spec EX, mid-spec Ventura and the high-spec Ultimate. The EX entry level is available with the brand new 1.2L GDi-T petrol and manual transmission only. Newly named mid-spec Ventura is also available with the 1.2L GDi-T petrol engine with manual transmission only. Finally, the high-spec Ultimate model is available with 1.5L GDi-T petrol or uprated 1.6 diesel, in both manual and automatic transmissions.
The new Tivoli EX is available with the new 1.2 GDi-T petrol engine and manual transmission only. It boasts cruise control, electric windows, remote central locking, smart steering, DAB Radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity, 16-inch steel wheels with covers, manual air conditioning, 6 airbags and electronic safety features including Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Front Vehicle Start Alert (FVSA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Emergency Stop System (ESS), Safety Distance Alert (SDA). It has black deluxe fabric seats, D-cut steering wheel, tinted glass, and electric windows.
The Tivoli Ventura, which is available the new 1.2 GDi-T petrol engine and manual transmission only, adds newly designed 16-inch alloys, black faux leather TPU and cloth seats with front seat heaters, 7-inch integral touchscreen with rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, a seventh airbag, floor mats, mini spare, luggage cover, LED front fogs, roof rails, keyless start, auto lights, wipers, front and rear parking sensors.
Step up to the Tivoli Ultimate, available with manual or automatic transmission and the new 1.5 GDi-T petrol and upgraded 1.6 litre diesel engines. In addition to the Tivoli Ventura, the Ultimate boasts 18-inch diamond cut alloys with road tyres, leather seats (heated front), dual zone air conditioning, 10.25” smart LED cluster and powered folding mirrors.
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From the top
Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motors UK, said; “Back in 2015, SsangYong set new standards for value-priced compact SUVs, with the launch of a new Tivoli. This new Tivoli with more engine choice and an uprated diesel engine is further evidence of the brand’s re-generation and demonstrates the rapid progress being made as a specialist producer of 4x4s and SUVs. The Tivoli is cool, quirky and stylish and it boasts an array of advanced safety and infotainment technologies as well a spacious cabin and cargo area.”