Facelifted SsangYong Tivoli Spied Testing In India


SsangYong, which is a subsidiary of Mahindra and Mahindra, has started testing the facelifted version of the Tivoli in India

SsangYong Tivoli, on which Mahindra XUV300 is based, is soon getting a facelift version and it has been caught testing in India. The partially camouflaged vehicle was testing in the Left-hand-drive guise on the Salem-Coimbatore highway. The Tivoli is already on sale in the international markets, but it is not manufactured in India.

However, the X100 platform that underpins the Mahindra XUV300 in the Indian market is the same platform on which the Tivoli is based. Since SsangYong is a subsidiary of Mahindra, it is possible that the testing of the new model is being carried out in India as the harsh weather conditions and an extensive network of roads serves as a perfect testing bed for the new vehicles.

The camouflaged vehicle clearly shows the new front-end that gets new headlamps with tweaked LED daytime running lamps. The front grille of the car has been updated too. The facelifted version looks much more rugged with its bull-bar inspired bumper design and new round foglamps.

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The cabin of the new Tivoli is expected to be upgraded to give a more upmarket feel. The list of features that will be offered with the vehicle is quite long and includes 6 airbag system, ABS with EBD, touchscreen infotainment system, sunroof, cruise control, coloured instrument MID and new 17-inch machined alloy wheels.

The global-spec version of the SsangYong Tivoli gets powered by 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces a maximum of 124 Bhp and 157 Nm while the diesel engine produces a maximum of 113 bhp and 300 Nm. Both manual and single-clutch automatic transmission are available with the Tivoli.

The upcoming Tivoli is expected to be powered by the new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Mahindra XUV300. It produces a maximum of 110 bhp and 200 Nm in the Mahindra’s iteration, but in Tivoli, it is expected to get a much higher power output of around 160 bhp.

SsangYong branded vehicles will not be launched in the Indian market due to low brand recognition. However, the updates can be carried forward to the Indian-spec vehicles based on SsangYong products like the XUV300 and the Alturas.