SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV unveiled
The new SsangYong Tivoli has been unveiled and the compact SUV is expected to come to India sometime next year. Till now the car was called the X100 concept car, and was previewed with the firms XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure concept cars which were displayed at the Paris motor show which took place in Oct 2014.The SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV will be formally unveiled in Korea in January by early 2015. The car has been in development for the last 3 years. It’s been named after the Italian city Tivoli, which has a reputation for style. From the looks of it, the car does definitely live up to its name.
The car takes its design cues from the XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure. It has a muscular, aggressive stance and has creases running along the side of the car. Day time running LED’s were seen on the concept cars, and is expected to be on the production version as well. The fog lights are designed well and integrated into the lower half of the front bumper, which adds to its muscular appeal. Overall the exterior styling of the car looks impressive, not bad for a B-segment compact SUV.
The interior styling of the car is what looks super impressive. Contemporary styling, with international appeal. The styling looks sleek, like it has a premium finish. A touch screen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth connectivity for the phone. The main safety feature in the SsangYong Tivoli is that it has 7 air bags.
The car is expected to get a 1.6 litre petrol as well as a 1.6 litre diesel engine. No official figures have been released, though SsangYong has said that the petrol motor would emit 140g/km of CO2 while as the diesel engine would emit 160 g/km. The SsangYong Tivoli would get a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto box. There is also a chance SsangYong might release a hybrid version, which would combine the diesel engine along with an electric motor.
The car would cause a lot of competition in the market, giving the Duster and Ecosport a run for their money. The car will launch in Korea early in January, but Mahindra isn`t showing any signs of releasing the car in India anytime soon.