India bound SsangYong Tivoli 7-seater to be showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show

SsangYong XLV Air Concept 01

SsangYong XLV Air Concept front

The world’s fourth largest South Korea based car maker, SsangYong is known to produce smart looking SUVs that not only serve the Asian markets, but European countries as well. Now a subsidiary of Indian car major Mahindra, SsangYong is on the offensive and is planning to increase its international market share at the earliest.

In line with this, the company will soon be showcasing two new concepts at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this month. Based on the Tivoli platform, the two concepts go by the names XAV-Adventure and XLV-Air. The XLV-Air concept will form the basis for an elongated, 7-seater production version of the SsangYong Tivoli. The XAV-Adventure on the other hand will showcase the company’s capabilities of building an aggressive looking SUV unlike any other.

SsangYong XAV Adventure Concept 02

SsangYong XAV Adventure Concept

What interests us more is the XLV-Air. This is due to the fact that the production model of this vehicle will be introduced in our country thanks to owners Mahindra. The longer version of the Tivoli has a larger wheelbase and a longer rear end to comfortably place a third row of seats in the vehicle, thereby making it more practical. It will derive power from a 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines like the Tivoli. It should be available with the choice of a 6-speed manual/automatic gearbox and in both 2WD and 4WD guise.

SsangYong XLV Air Concept 02

SsangYong XLV Air Concept rear

According to SsangYong, the XAV-Adventure is basically just a Korando but with modern and fresher looks that will attract to a younger audience base. Its masculine and modern characteristics term it as an “authentic SUV” in the company’s words.

Other than these two concepts, the company will also display the 1.6-litre Euro 6 diesel powered Tivoli SUV. This engine is capable of belting out 113 HP between 3400 to 4000 RPM and 300 Nm of twisting force between 1500 to 2500 RPM. With a 4WD system, the engine will be paired to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.