SsangYong Tivoli gets a major facelift

May 24, 2020

SsangYong’s latest 20-model Tivoli line-up is guaranteed to turn heads when it hits the UK roads thanks to new exterior front styling and a whole range of enhancements compared to the outgoing model.

Boasting the space and capabilities of a traditional SUV, the facelifted five-door Tivoli pairs a new stylish exterior and interior design with advanced safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains complying with future emission standards. And this is all neatly wrapped up with a comprehensive seven-year, 150,000-mile warranty.

The Tivoli takes its name from the Italian town near Rome with a reputation for style. Noted for its cultural heritage and beautiful location, the gardens at Villa d’Este have inspired others to use its name, including Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. SsangYong’s new Tivoli takes inspiration from its Italian namesake with a design that blends excitement with style and performance. With a renewed exterior design and brand-new interior, SsangYong’s B-segment SUV Tivoli offers European styling, class-leading safety and competitive fuel efficiency.

Tivoli was launched in Korea in January 2015, and immediately achieved sales in its home market of more than 3,000 vehicles a month. Its international debut was at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, and sales of petrol engine models began in June following its media launch in Europe. The Tivoli has been praised universally for meeting a wide range of customer requirements and in the region of 50,000 cars have been sold in Europe from its launch to date.

Five years since its initial launch, the new Tivoli is now available with a brace of new high-tech petrol engines – a 1.2 GDi Turbo 3-cylinder engine and a 1.5 GDi Turbo 4-cylinder engine. In addition, there is an improved version of the 1.6 diesel engine.

The car has a four-star NCAP safety rating – it is built on a high-strength construction and features a comprehensive suite of the latest electronic safety aids. An increased level of Active Safety has been applied to the new model that helps prevent accidents and utilises class-leading technologies to provide greater safety. All trim levels have a minimum of six airbags and electronic safety features including Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Breaking, Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Front Vehicle Start Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Emergency Stop System and Safety Distance Alert.

There are three trim levels to choose from – the entry-spec EX, mid-spec Ventura and the high-spec Ultimate with prices ranging from £13,995 to £22,995.

Depending upon trim level, expect to see the likes of a 10.25-inch high resolution LCD instrument cluster, an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to connect your smartphone, a rear camera, DAB Radio with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, heated leather seats, dual zone air conditioning, a D-cut steering wheel and tinted glass windows.

Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motors UK, said: “Back in 2015, SsangYong set new standards for value-priced compact SUVs with the launch of a new Tivoli. This new Tivoli with more engine choice and an uprated diesel engine is further evidence of the brand’s re-generation and demonstrates the rapid progress being made as a specialist producer of 4x4s and SUVs. The Tivoli is cool, quirky and stylish and it boasts an array of advanced safety and infotainment technologies as well a spacious cabin and cargo area.”

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