Korean car maker SsangYong unveiled today their brand-new Tivoli crossover in South Korea. Pitched as a European-style compact SUV, and named after an Italian town near Rome, SsangYong Tivoli is the first new model to be launched following the merger of SsangYong and Mahindra & Mahindra.
SsangYong has high hopes for this Asian fusion car, which boasts a simple, yet powerful and robust design and features efficient 1.6 litre petrol and 1.6 litre diesel Euro 6 engines when it launches in Europe at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
SsangYong Tivoli also comes with some nice design features inside the cabin, such as cylindrical-shaped instruments, D-shaped steering wheel, and a choice of three interior trim colors. The car also features advanced connectivity technologies and plenty of space.
Performance-wise, the 1.6 liter petrol unit offered in the Tivoli is good for 126 PS. The diesel is equally powerful but more torquey. Both comes with either a manual or an AISIN 6-speed automatic transmission, and both score fairly high in terms of Noise, Vibration and Harshness.
The standard kit includes smart key entry and locking facility, six sensor (two front and four rear) park-assist system, dual-zone air con, safety sunroof, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation, and …