Review SsangYong Tivoli: Ready to Bring back Your Smile

To the debut of the serial version Tivoli the company SsangYong has been preparing for over three years. All this time the designers and engineers have been working hard, but could not determine how a compact crossover should look like on the whole. In order to listen to public opinion, the Koreans have shown concept cars one after another. And, if Tivoli designing started exclusively by specialists of SsangYong, it was completed in partnership with Mahindra. Review SsangYong Tivoli and know that this crossover SUV named after an Italian town has been in the testing tracks for three years.

SsangYong Tivoli new

Brand SsangYong
Model Tivoli
Generation Tivoli
Engine 1.6 VGT (115 Hp)
Doors 5
Power 115 hp
Maximum speed 175 km/h
Fuel tank volume 47 l


With goliath like car makers such as Hyundai and Kia to compete with the SsangYong, designers and engineers have come out with a product which has more than ample ability to hold its own. In the super saturated mini SUV segment the Tivoli stands out with a unique character and poise with all the touches of an upmarket style and ability. With uniquely shaped wheel arches, it is slightly longer than its rivals like the Nissan Juke and Kia Soul but has a slightly lower and crouching demeanor to its looks which gives it an “about to pounce” look.

SsangYong Tivoli Dashboard

SsangYong Tivoli is to observe that the anterior end slightly resembles the Kia Soul and comes with bright and angled headlights with day running LED lamps.

Review SsangYong Tivoli Interiors

To add to the striking and great looking exteriors, it is the interiors which really are remarkably done up. The Tivoli is a far cry from the vehicle of yore manufactured by SsangYong which had monotonous black and plastic feel to the inside, giving the inners a very gloomy kind of feel. But the Tivoli has radically changed that by making the interiors bright, sophisticated looking, and very chirpy. The dashboard comes in good quality plastic with tones of black and silver wherever there are inserts and certain other nifty knobs. The mid and top line models come with a clear and crisp 7 inch LED screen which is touch sensitive. The navigation software and multimedia controls can be accessed from the touch screen and it has an added feature to patch an android or iPhone through Bluetooth so as to receive calls and text messages.

SsangYong Tivoli Backdoor

There is plenty of space which can easily accommodate six people in the front and the back seats. The boot space of 423 liters is enough to put in large enough suitcases with. The steering wheel is a bit chunky but has a nice tactile feel to it. All models, surprisingly, come with leather seat upholstery.

Review SsangYong Tivoli Engines

SsangYong Tivoli Hood

Review SsangYong Tivoli to conclude that keeping the engine options limited the company has made choice for the buyers’ pretty simple and straight forward. The vehicle is offered with a 1.6 Liter Petrol or a 1.6 Liter diesel engine. Both the variations have further options of two wheels or all-wheel drive and the transmission too comes in six speed automatic or manual types. The petrol engine churns out 126 BHP whereas the diesel version is just 13BHP behind its petrol sibling.

SsangYong Tivoli silver

The car has already been launched in South Korea and would be entering the European markets any day. It would be launched in India in the latter half of 2015 and the expected pricing would be between INR 9 lakhs to 12 lakhs.

SsangYong Tivoli at the Presentation