Ssangyong, the Korean counterpart of Mahindra, showcased the Ssyangyong Tivoli SUV at the Auto Expo 2016. This clearly confirmed that this SUV is going to launch in India. Tivoli was launched globally in 2015 after its first unveil at the Shanghai Motor show. In India, the vehicle will be majorly competing against Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Mahindra XUV5OO and Nissan Terrano etc. Ssangyong Tivoli will join Rexton in its line-up after its launch.
Ssangyong Tivoli launch in India :
Ssangyong Tivoli is expected to launch in India by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Ssangyong Tivoli Price in India :
Ssangyong Tivoli may be priced between INR 10 lakhs to INR 14 lakhs in India
Ssangyong Tivoli gallery at the Auto Expo 2016 :
Exterior Styling :
On the first glance, we can say that Tivoli is the most attractive among all the Ssangyong cars. Company mentioned that uses high percentage of tensile steel (around 70%) to keep it light weight and more rigid. It is based on a completely new platform.It is a compact urban SUV with strong curves and nicely rounded clamshell bonnet. In the front, it make us remember Range Rover Evoque in terms of styling. It gets projector headlamps with LEDs running above them. Side profile looks simple and plain and the alloy wheels that we have seen are normal ones which are different from Global spec. Rear wheels get bulged wheel arches, integrated spoiler with HMSL. Tail lamps which may not be liked by everyone.
We can say that Tivoli can give tough competition to Creta in terms of looks. However, If at a gun point, I need to choose best of two in terms of Styling then Creta will be my answer.
Interior and Features :
Interiors of Tivoli are best among all the Ssangyong models in terms of quality. However, not much details about the interior are revealed in the Auto Expo 2016. Global spec of Tivoli comes with lots of comfort features such as leather upholstery, 7″ touchscreen infotainment system, dual zone climate control system, Mood instrument cluster, flat bottomed steering wheel, Cruise control, smart key with push start button, Rear view camera, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers etc
Safety features in the global model are 7 airbags, ESP, TPMS, Dual pretensioners etc. Ssangyong will decide the feature offering based on its price positioning.
Engines and Transmission :
Ssangyong Tivoli is powered by 1.6L petrol and 1.6L diesel engines.
1.6L petrol produces 128 PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to both 6-speed manual and Auto transmssions.
1.6L diesel produces 115 PS of power and 300 Nm of peak torque which is mated to either 6-speed MT or 6AT
Ssangyong Tivoli specifications :
Length – 4,195 mm
Width – 1,795 mm
Height – 1,590 mm
Wheelbase – 2,600 mm
Ground clearance – 167 mm
Kerb weight – 1,270 – 1,430 kg
Powertrain details :
Power – 128 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Torque – 160 Nm @ 4,600 rpm
Transmission – 6 MT and 6AT
1.6 L Diesel
Power – 115 PS @ 3,400 – 4,000 rpm
Torque – 300 Nm @ 1,500 – 2,500 rpm