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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: SsangYong Tivoli Compact SUV (Spotted)


Mahindra is also known as younger TATA in making. Over the years, M&M has amazed us with great vehicles especially their tractors, jeeps, Boleros and SUVs like Scorpios and TUVs. Few years ago it acquired SsangYong. The Rexton model has made huge rave across the globe and very soon their compact SUV christened as Tivoli shall be launched in India during Oct 2016. This care is targeted at the Youth. The SUV shares design nods with AIV-Adventure and XIV-Air concepts.

Impress Front Fascia of Tivoli

Getting to know about SsangYong Tivoli 

Based on our sources, about 70 per cent of the SUV's body is made up of high strength steel and will sport both Petrol and Diesel engines. The gearbox potentially showcase automatic tranny along with a manual transmission. Mahindra is planning its mass production at Chakan plant, to curb the costs by saving the additional excise duty. Truly a smart move.

Build to Kill - Tivoli

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Build & Quality

For the ease, we have divided this section into 5 parts:

The Exteriors
It’s a car for modern crowd. A lean grille bordered by a set of swooping head lights makes up the front fascia. A thin body cladding adds the sporty knack to the SUV. Alloy wheels, Roof rail and brief use of chrome are welcome addition to its exteriors. Lower bumper comes along with fog lamps and air dams with a honey-comb backdrop.

The Interiors
Interiors will sport black, beige and red colour schemes as standard options. At the rear, the SUV may showcase a 100 per cent folding seat feature. Other features such flat-bottomed steering wheel, dual zone climate control system and touchscreen infotainment system shall be its key highlights. Wheelbase measuring 2600 mm combined with 1795 mm of width will offer lavish cabin space to the riders.

Rear of Tivoli - Make you follow it

The Engine specification & Transmission
The Indian version takes que from the Korean and Europe-spec versions. SUV will potentially be powered by 1.6 litre petrol engine and an e-XDi 160 diesel powertrain. The petrol engine give a thrust of 113 Bhp power with 300 Nm of torque. Diesel motor thrusts about 126 Bhp power and 160 Nm of torque. A six-speed Aisin automatic and a manual gearbox will be standard transmission choices.

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General Observation & Verdict

Compact SUV segment is quite competitive. Tivoli shall compete directly with likes of Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta. We feel pricing is likely to be competitive in range of INR 9 Lacs to 14 Lacs based on variant & model number.

Stay tuned to ReviewsToday for more updates on this SUV in coming months.

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