SsangYong Tivoli XLV has been officially launched in a price range of Won 19,490,000-24,490,000 (Rs. 11.25-14.14 Lakhs) in South Korea. Having made its first public appearance at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the Tivoli XLV or Tivoli Air has been presented in three trim levels. Being 245mm longer and 45mm taller than the standard Tivoli, the XLV is basically the stretched version of the regular SUV with identical wheelbase and engine.
The Tivoli Air can be ordered in seven paint shades with an optional two-tone roof sans sunroof. Due to stretched length, the SUV now offers a boot space of 720 litres, which can be further extended upto 1440 litres by folding the rear seats. It gets all the bells and whistles as the standard Tivoli, like ventilated seat for driver, heated steering wheel, second-row seats with heating function, dual-zone climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reversing camera and 6-speaker audio system. In addition, there is a 220 volt inverter to charge the electrical devices such as mobiles and iPads. The Mahindra group owned South Korean automaker has set the target of selling 20,000 units of the SsangYong Tivoli Air in 2016 globally.
Mechanically, the Tivoli Air is only available in diesel fuel trim with the 1.6L e-XDi LET engine, which develops a maximum power of 114bhp and peak torque of 300Nm. The engine is on offer with both the 6-speed manual transmission as well as the Aisin-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox. The Tivoli air, irrespective of the variant, can be ordered with the four-wheel-drive (4X4) system. The company showcased the standard Tivoli at the 2016 Auto Expo in February and it is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2016. The XLV model might well be launched in the country, alongside the standard model, but it is too early to comment or predict anything.