The SsangYong Tivoli got a facelift in June 2019 and when it arrives in late July/august it will be called the will be called Tivoli Plus. Today SsangYong launched a new engine at an online press conference. The 1.2 litre petrol engine is turbocharged and pushes out 128hp and 230nm of torque to the front wheels.
At 1,745kg Tivoli isn’t the lightest machine in the class but it is pitched as a value for money proposition and next to rivals relatively well equipped. The new stop/start engine joins a 1.5 GDI (petrol) and 1.6 litre diesel in the Tivoli range – these larger engines are available in 2 or all wheel drive. The new 1.2’s emission figures are quoted between 130g-135g CO2. Combined average fuel consumption is 5.7-5.9L/100km.
The Tivoli features ‘Macpherson strut front suspension with coil springs and a more basic supermini-like Torsion-beam rear suspension. Its’ electric power steering features three power assistance modes: normal, comfort and sport. A comprehensive range of driver assistance systems is available with Tivoli. The Tivoli’s suspension and comfort levels were tuned for Europe.
The six-speed manual compact SUV is in a very crowded and competitive market. Rivals include: Hyundai Kona, SEAT Arona, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Dacia Duster and VW T Cross to name a few!
Fun fact: This car takes its name from Tivoli, 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 the name, including the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.