Major changes for

SsangYong Tivoli

SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, front, action
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, front
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, side
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, side, action
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, rear
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, interior
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, rear seats
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, engine
SsangYong Tivoli, 2020, boot

THE SsangYong Tivoli is getting a major makeover with a new look, new interior, more technology and new engines in the line-up.

The major change is the introduction of a three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine which joins a new version of the 1.5-litre block SsangYong has used in the Tivoli since its launch in 2015.

Upgrades have also been made to the 1.6-litre diesel engine which now has a maximum output of 136ps.

Inside, the Tivoli now has a 10.25-inch LCD instrument cluster and - on all but entry-level EX models - an eight-inch smart audio set up which is fully smartphone compatible.

Prices start from £13,995 for the 1.2-litre Tivoli with the range now topping out at £22,995 for a diesel automatic in Ultimate trim.

A new Ventura trim grade is also being introduced with the 1.2-litre engine which comes with 16-inch alloys, faux leather and cloth upholstery and a reversing camera among its standard features. Ventura models are priced from £16,995.

The Korean car maker says it has improved noise and vibration levels on all versions of the new Tivoli which comes with a new-look front and rear design with smoother lines.

Performance data for the 1.2 engine, which develops 128ps, are 0 to 60 in 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 112mph with fuel economy of 42mpg at best and emissions of 153g/km.

The 1.5 engine now develops 163ps which increases its top speed to 112mph with fuel figures of 39.2mpg for the six-speed manual model and 36.7 to the gallon for automatic versions. Emissions are 164 and 175g/km respectively.

The diesel, which is priced from £21,495, remains the most fuel efficient in the range and is rated at 50.4mpg for the manual and 47.1 for the automatic.

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 and the Tivoli has gained a four-start safety rating in the Euro NCAP tests.

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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