Ssangyong Tivoli XL test mule reveals its extended wheelbase – Spied
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Length extended by 30 cm to accommodate 7 seats, reportedly.
Ssangyong is working on extended version of the Ssangyong Tivoli, which will be introduced by the end of 2015. The initial prototypes have been spotted testing, revealing the extended wheelbase.
Reportedly, the Ssangyong Tivoli XL (name unconfirmed) will grow 300 mm longer than the regular Ssangyong Tivoli which measures 4,195 mm in length and 2,600 mm in wheelbase. The extended wheelbase allows Ssangyong to equip a third row of seats at the back, thus improving its practicality.
Under the hood, it will retain the same engine lineup offered in the regular 5-seater variant, which includes a 1.6-liter diesel engine producing 115 PS and 300 Nm, and a 1.6-liter petrol engine with 128 PS and 157 Nm of torque.
For the 2015 IAA, the Korean SUV manufacturer will debut the Euro-spec diesel-powered Ssangyong Tivoli, which will arrive in European showrooms soon after its Frankfurt launch.