Apart from new Mazda CX-5, here we have another Qashqai rival – Ssangyong Tivoli revealed at a launch event in Seoul, Korea – coming in the UK this summer.
The new Ssangyong Tivoli has officially taken its bow. At 4,195mm length, the Tivoli is 60mm longer than Juke and 135mm shorter than Qashqai. This five seater Tivoli has impressive 423 litres of boot capacity and it is based on all-new platform by well known Indian Industrial giant Mahindra.
What is Ssangyong Tivoli?
A beautiful angular bodywork is inspired by contemporary cities while the front bumpers and slim-line grille styled after a bird’s wings in flight. The Tivoli will be available in 16 or 18 inch alloys or new 18 inch diamond cut wheels.
The company is very confident of Tivoli’s look to create new youthful image among the young drivers.
Getting inside, the Tivoli brings brand’s most luxurious badge yet – clearly aiming to make huge impact in the quality and luxury -conscious European and US market. There will be a three choice of interior trim colours available – black, beige and red to personalise the car, plus the D-shaped sports leather trimmed steering wheel designed for maximised grip.
What about the engines?
The Tivoli buyers will get a choice of 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines with a choice of two or front wheel drive form, with an automatic transmission or six speed manual gearbox to choose.
Tivoli will offer one of the most comprehensive model ranges in the supermini-sized crossover segment ever. Plus it highlights company’s five year unlimited mileage warranty. So what else do you need?
There is variable-weight steering available that can be set to three different modes – comfort, normal or sport to suit the driver’s mood.
What about the pricing?
The UK prices and specification details are yet to be announced but we expected to be start at less than £13,000 for the entry level model and rising to just under £20,000 for high range automatic all-wheel drive diesel model.
The Ssangyong company had one of the best years to date in 2014 so here we hope Tivoli will bring the new success. Let’s take a look the rivals of Tivoli has to beat – Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti, Mazda CX-5 and Citroen C4 Cactus.