This Winter, all diesel versions of SsangYong's Tivoli SUV will come with a free upgrade to 4x4.
The offer applies to current EX and ELX models, manual and automatic, registered before 31 January 2017. When fitted, the 4x4 system employs an all-wheel drive torque on demand system that senses the road surface and driving conditions, and distributes the power to the wheels that need it most.
Under normal driving conditions, 100 per cent of the engine’s torque is delivered to the front wheels so that the car runs with optimised fuel efficiency. On icy or slippery roads or when driving on wet off-road conditions, power is distributed to both the front and rear wheels to ‘ensure a safe, stable and dependable drive’. The technology gives a 'smooth and safe' departure when driving away from a standstill on a steep slope, says SsangYong while a lock mode distributes power equally between the front and rear wheels at speeds below 25mph to optimise traction.
In conjunction with the standard electronic stability program (ESP) with hydraulic brake assist and 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), the four-wheel drive system provides the best possible grip and control whatever the conditions. Hill start assist (HSA) and active roll-over protection (ARP) also feature.
The Tivoli 4x4 also features multi-link rear suspension for a comfortable drive on the road, and increased wheel articulation for optimum grip off-road.
The Tivoli EX 4x4 comes with cruise control, smart steering (normal, comfort and sport modes), seven airbags, grey or beige leather upholstery, 18” alloy Spiral wheels, dual zone climate control, 7” touch screen smart audio system with rear view camera, heated front seats, and front fog lights.
The range-topping ELX 4x4 adds a choice of manual or automatic transmission, and 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 with My Tivoli.
Sharing the same platform and 2,600mm wheelbase as the Tivoli, the Tivoli XLV SUV estate features a lengthened body from behind the C pillar, an increase of 238mm over the standard car, expanding the load capacity to 720 litres of space.