Yesterday, SsangYong had launched its much talked about compact SUV, Tivoli in Korea. There are some chances as of now for Mahindra to bring this SUV in our market since looking at the rising demand for compact SUVs in our market, this could be a winner. In this article, we give our first impressions about this new stunner.
The Tivoli is surely a step ahead form SsangYong in terms of styling. The compact dimensions of this SUV looks stylish as well as attractive. The front features swept back headlamps with prominent use of LED lights adding to the modern look. The SUV resembles very close to the concept versions shown last year and features a unique honeycomb grilled air-dam at the lowest point of its bumper which helps it to look even bigger than its actual size.
The Tivoli is over four meter in length and has a wheelbase of 2600mm which should result in enough amount of leg room inside. However, the sloping roof-line and wrap around design at the back may offer less headroom for tall passengers at the back. When you look at the side, the all around black cladding and 16-inch alloy wheels gives it the much needed muscular look and suits the compact appearance of this vehicle.
The SUV uses flat-bottom steering wheel and big-oval shaped instrument dials to add that sporty feel inside. The contrast color scheme also goes well with the interiors. The international variant will come with features such as cruise control, optional leather interiors, touch-screen system, auto folding mirrors, keyless entry, reverse parking sensors with camera, electric sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity, Automatic headlights and wipers, ABS with EBD and as many as seven airbags.
When it comes to engines, this compact SUV will be powered by a 1.6L petrol engine with an utmost power and torque output of 124bhp and 157Nm respectively. This engine will be served with a six-speed manual and five-speed automatic gearbox. SsangYong will also launch this car in European market with a 1.6L diesel engine. We really hope this SUV gets launched sooner rather than later.
Words- Nitesh Sharma