Ssangyong Tivoli starts testing in India, Auto Expo debut likely – Spied

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Debuted in its home market in Korea this year.

Seen here are the first spyshots of the Ssangyong Tivoli testing on Indian soil. These images were snapped by MotorBash reader, Krishna, in Bengaluru.

Ssangyong Tivoli India spied
The Tivoli is sold in European markets with 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines with MT and AT.

The Ssangyong Tivoli has been long rumored to make its entry into India, ever since it was launched in the Korean market earlier this year. Thus far, parent company Mahindra has not given a definitive answer to its introduction in India, though company officials did not rule out the model entirely.

If the Tivoli makes it to the Indian market, expect the compact SUV to pack the e-XDi 160 1.6-liter diesel engine. In the Euro-spec model, it produces 115 PS and 300 Nm of torque between 1,500-2,500 rpm range, and is paired to a 6-speed Aisin automatic gearbox or a manual transmission.

Ssangyong Tivoli rear India spied
If launched in India, the Tivoli could be assembled from CKD kits.

The Tivoli is also offered with a 1.6-liter petrol engine developing 128 PS and 160 Nm of torque, paired to manual and automatic transmissions. In the UK market, the Tivoli petrol is offered as a 4×2 whereas the diesel gets 4×2 and 4×4 options.

Also read: Ssangyong Tivoli XL 7-seater rendered

In the Indian market, it will rival compact crossovers like the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and even parent company offering, the Mahindra Scorpio. It could follow the Rexton’s path, and be locally assembled at one of Mahindra’s plants in India. Mahindra could showcase the Tivoli at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016.

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[Source – MotorBash]

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