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SsangYong Tivoli XLV unveiled

SsangYong has revealed a new, extended body Tivoli XLV. 

Joining the Tivoli compact SUV range, the new model shares the same platform and 2,600mm wheelbase as the Tivoli, but features a lengthened body from behind the C pillar, for an extra 238mm over the standard car. This expands the load capacity to 720 cubic litres of space. SsangYong says the styling cues of Tivoli are retained, including its ‘fused SUV body design, sports coupé look and floating roofline’.

The Tivoli XLV comes with seven airbags including front, side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, multi-function ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Active Rollover Protection, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), a tyre pressure monitoring system and a warning reminder on all five seat belt positions.

Tivoli XLV is powered by a Euro 6 compliant 1.6 litre diesel engine, with the option of either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed Aisin automatic, with two-wheel drive or 4x4.

The newly developed diesel engine produces 115ps with 300Nm of torque, and features a E-VGT turbocharger which 'maximises performance', especially in the mid-low speed range. With manual transmission there’s also ISG (stop/start) to meet the demand for low CO2 emission levels. CO2 emissions come in at 117g/km (two-wheel drive, manual transmission with Stop/Start) with fuel economy of up to 62.8mpg on the Combined cycle.

The intelligent 4-wheel drive system available is electronically controlled, on-demand - which distributes power to front and rear drive shafts, and automatically adjusts to the road surface and driving conditions to optimise performance.

In normal driving, the drive system distributes all power to the front wheels to enhance fuel efficiency, and automatically adapts to 4-wheel drive in snow or wet slippery conditions, by diverting power to the rear wheels as well to ensure driving stability. For increased stability and reassurance, particularly when driving on a hill or slope, the 4-wheel drive operates with Hill Start Assist which helps by delivering power to any wheels that are spinning.

The Tivoli XLV has a 167mm ground clearance, approach angle of 20.0 degrees, 20.8 degree departure angle, and 17.0 degree ramp angle for a ‘highly competent’ off-road capability.

The new model features digital-dual zone automatic air conditioning, an infotainment system with RDS radio, 7” high-resolution touch screen, USB/AUX port, iPod & Bluetooth connectivity, Tom-Tom navigation and rear view camera. Other features include cruise control, parking sensors front and rear, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation and roof rails.

On sale this summer - prices have yet to be announced.