SsangYong is introducing some new enhancements to its compact SUV range of Tivoli and Tivoli XLV. The most significant change is the introduction of cleaner-burning Euro 6 C petrol and diesel engines. The new models are now on sale.
Tivoli compact SUV
Available with either a 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engine, the new Tivoli is extremely well equipped and comes with air conditioning, steel or alloy wheels, cruise control, up to seven airbags, Bluetooth connectivity and remote keyless entry. Prices for the diesel models start from £18,495.
Sharing the same platform and wheelbase as the Tivoli, the XLV ‘estate’ features a lengthened body and an expanded load capacity of 720 cubic litres of space. Comprehensively equipped, it also comes with a choice of either a 1.6 litre petrol or diesel engine, and the option of a 6-speed manual or 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission.
All models other than the Tivoli XLV receive a freshly styled rear bumper with chrome inserts, AEBS (Autonomous Emergency Braking System), an upgrade to the 7-inch screen, ‘smart audio’ which now includes DAB and Carplay/Android Auto (on ELX and above), which were previously available on the top of the range Ultimate models. All Tivoli models also now feature a variable speed Hill Descent Control while the Ultimate models also now feature ‘auto closing’ linked to the remote central locking. Diesels start at £21,245.
There will now be eight Tivoli models to choose from and four Tivoli XLVs. This includes the Tivoli SE and EX, both petrol powered, ELX petrol or diesel, and the Ultimate which is available as a petrol or diesel and with manual or automatic transmission.
The Tivoli XLV is available in Ultimate specification, and with the choice of petrol and diesel, manual or automatic.
Commented Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor UK: “We listened to our customers who told us to keep the Tivoli range simple, extremely well-equipped yet still highly affordable. With South Korean quality backed-up by our industry-leading 7-year 150,000 mile warranty, SsangYong really does offer no-nonsense cars that give UK car buyers amazing value for money.”