Mahindra-owned SsangYong has launched its all-new Tivoli B-segment SUV in the UK at an introductory price of Rs. 11.85 Lakhs (£12,950). It is also expected that SsangYong Tivoli would be launched in India by 2015 end. It has been offered in three trims - SE, EX, and ELX. The deliveries of the petrol variants of the compact SUV would start from June 2015 in the UK, while diesel variants would be available from August 2015.
Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli's interiors are finished in a smart grey cloth trim with cruise control, a stop/go system (petrol), Smart steering (normal, comfort and sport modes), an RDS/Bluetooth radio and seven airbags as standard features. It rides on 16” alloy wheels and comes with a set of 1.6L Euro 6 petrol and diesel engines. The mid-variant EX has additional option of automatic transmission on the petrol powered car, while diesel automatic and diesel 4x4 manual are available through the My Tivoli personalisation programme. Inside the cabin, it has grey or beige leather upholstery, dual zone climate control, 7” touch screen smart audio system with rear view camera, heated front seats, and a luggage load cover. It also has 18” alloy Spiral wheels and front fog lights.
Coming to the SsangYong Tivoli's top-end variant ELX, it is available with the full choice of petrol, diesel, manual and automatic transmission, front wheel drive or 4x4. It features Diamond cut alloy wheels, a smart instrument cluster, smart keyless starting, front & rear parking sensors, privacy glass, rear spoiler, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, full TomTom navigation system with 7” touch screen, rear view camera, and the option of the Styling pack and Red leather pack via the ‘My Tivoli’ personalisation programme. The compact SUV is available in a choice of six colours - Flaming red, Grand white and metallic Dandy blue, Space black, Silent silver and Techno grey and two additional colours - Jazz brown and Icecap blue through ‘My Tivoli’.
“This is a car that will really put SsangYong on the map and change brand perceptions,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. “By any criteria but especially style, interior finish and value for money, Tivoli stands close scrutiny. The verdict from those who have already seen and driven the car is that we’re on to a winner. But ultimately it’s the customer who wins: this is a modern, safe, well-built and comprehensively equipped car, and with a price and warranty no one else can match. Anyone considering a small SUV will have to put it on their list.”