SsangYong Motors, Mahindra-owned Korean automaker, has introduced the 4X4 version of the Tivoli compact SUV in the UK. Just so you know, SsangYong Tivoli was launched in May 2015 in petrol guise and a few months later, the company introduced the diesel variants with an all-new 1.6L engine. It is being learnt that Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli would be heading to India, albeit by the end of 2016.
“Tivoli is really helping to put SsangYong on the map. We are delighted with the reception the car has received from our customers as well as the media, who recognise the real step-change that has taken place. It is being recognised for its style, safety and equipment, interior space and finish, but especially its value for money and industry leading warranty, and now with the launch of Tivoli 4x4 we have another opportunity to extend this appeal even further,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. With a ground clearance of 167mm, an approach angle of 20.5 degrees, 28.0 degree departure angle and a ramp angle of 17 degrees, the new Tivoli seems to be a highly capable off-roader.
SsangYong Tivoli is powered by the newly developed e-XDi160 Euro 6 diesel engine which produces 113bhp of maximum power between 3400-4000rpm and 300Nm of top torque at 1500-2500rpm. The 1.6 litre diesel engine achieves a CO2 emission level of just 113g/km (2-wheel drive, manual transmission), and 123g/km with the four-wheel drive manual. The engine is linked to both 6-speed manual gearbox and Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of economy, the Tivoli diesel 4x4 achieves up to 21.28kmpl on the Combined Cycle with manual transmission, and 16.96kmpl for the automatic. In conjunction with the standard electronic stability program (ESP) with hydraulic brake assist and 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), the four-wheel drive system provides the best possible grip and control whatever the conditions.
Tivoli employs an intelligent and advanced all-wheel drive torque on demand system that senses the road surface and driving conditions, and distributes the power to the wheels that need it most. Under normal driving conditions, 100 per cent of the engine’s torque is delivered to the front wheels so that the car runs with optimised fuel efficiency. For those concerned, on icy or slippery roads or when driving on wet off-road conditions, power is distributed to both the front and rear wheels to ensure a safe, stable and dependable drive. The technology operates to give a smooth and safe departure when driving away from a standstill on a steep slope, while a lock mode distributes power equally between the front and rear wheels at speeds below 40kmph to optimise traction.