Ssangyong Tivoli compact SUV makes video debut - Video

14/01/2015 - 12:11 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Initially available with a 1.6L petrol engine. 

Mahindra-owned Ssangyong launched its first compact SUV, the Tivoli, in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday with prices starting from 16.3 million Won (INR 9.1 lakhs).

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The company announced that it will make 100,000 units of the Tivoli in the first year, of which about 60,000 units will be exported to places like China, Europe and Latin America. Currently, Mahindra is undecided on launching the Tivoli in India.

The Tivoli was launched with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which took three years to develop. The motor is capable of 126 PS (124 bhp) and 157 Nm of torque, and is paired to manual and automatic transmissions.

Ssangyong says that the Aisin-made automatic gearbox is as quick shifting as a dual-clutch unit. The company claims 12.3 km/l for the manual and 12 km/l for the automatic.

SsangYong Tivoli D-cut Steering Press-Image
All variants will get a Smart Steer function.

Based on a new monocoque platform, 71.4 percent of the Tivoli's body is made of high-strength steel (HSS). All variants of the compact SUV will come with a Smart Steer function, which can be adjusted between three modes - Normal, Comfort and Sport.

Also read: Ssangyong registers 'Luvent' name in U.S.A.

Other notable features include automatic AC with a memory function, heated steering wheel, heated second row seats, parking sensors, reverse camera, a 7-inch infotainment system and option of contrast roof colors.

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