A model which will soon be on the market is 2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV. The SsangYong Tivoli was launched in 2015 as the brand’s first new model under the ownership of Mahindra and Mahindra. Named after an Italian town, Tivoli’s design is based on the popular model, Korando.
This crossover was under development for three years and was introduced early in 2015 in South Korea with small displacement diesel and gasoline engines. Manufactured in South Korea, Tivoli is sold across several markets in Europe and Asia. In 2016, this model lineup was expanded by SsangYong, when a longer variant of the mini SUV was launched. This production model arrives as 2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV.
2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design
The Tivoli XLV is set apart from standard model mainly because of its length. XLV model is 9.3 inches longer than standard Tivoli. However, despite the additional length, both models have the same wheelbase.
This is because XLV’s body is lengthened from behind C-pillar. With longer overhang, there is a new rear end and a revised roof. Also, there is an additional third row of side windows. Tailgate design is boxier while taillights are larger and have a new cluster layout.
2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV also gets a few changes up front. There is a new bumper up front to set it apart from the standard model. Rather than general body coloured insert, bumper features a black insert with dark grey edges. Fog lamps also have chrome surrounds. The roof rails are larger and longer, which allows carrying larger object on the roof.
As compared to standard Tivoli model, the XLV model offers expanded storage capacity. With an enlarged truck, 25.4 cubic feet of cargo space is offered. This means an increase of 10.5 cubic feet as compared to the regular crossover. Aside from this additional space, the interior of XLV is much identical to the standard model.
2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV comes with heated, leather wrapped and flat-bottomed steering wheel as standard. The modern instrument cluster is on offer it comes with six background colours. With complete adjustability and recline functionality, seats have high-quality stitching and subtle lateral bolsters. Three interior trim colours are offered, including red, beige and black.
Standard features offered with this model include digital dual zone auto air conditioning and an infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen, RDS radio, USB/AUX port, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Navigation system and a rearview camera are also included as standard.
2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV – Drivetrain
There is a 1.6-liter diesel engine under the hood of XLV model. This engine is capable of generating 113 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.
With the manual transmission, a start/stop functionality is also on offer. Both Two Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive is also on offer. The engine of the standard model is not offered with 2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV. Standard model comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine rated at 124 hp and 116 lb-ft of torque.
2017 SsangYong Tivoli XLV – Price and Availability
This model will go on sale in UK and Europe in summer of 2016 with an approximate pricing of nearly $21,730. Kia Sportage and Nissan Qashqai are amongst the primary competitors of SsangYong Tivoli XLV 2017 .