The popularity of compact and subcompact crossover is growing every year, which, in some degree, confirmed the presentation of another novelty in this segment. We are talking about the recently held in Seoul premiere of the new crossover Tivoli South Korean company SsangYong. Despite the fact that the new product is the product of a collaborative effort between the South Korean engineers and Indian concern Mahindra, which now belongs to the South Korean brand, for the first official show crossover was chosen precisely South Korea. Thus, manufacturers, seem to underline the true origin of the model.
Designing and building the car is more like a long-running saga, because for the first time on the current crossover of its developers said almost four years ago, when the era of compact crossovers just begun. Conceptual solutions SsangYong Tivoli 2015-2016 run-producers on the set of concept cars, the demonstration that took place in most any way known automotive forums throughout the world. The basis for the creation of new products has become the latest platform x100 and exterior design of the car is largely replicates the appearance of concepts XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure, widely publicized automotive public at the last Paris Motor Show. Traditionally, serial machine was more discreet appearance design and looks more down to earth than the model-concepts.
The name of the car was named after a small Italian town, located just outside Rome. It should be noted that the chosen name turned out very successful. Firstly, Tivoli is easy to pronounce and harmonious sounds almost all popular languages of the world, and secondly, the proper name, which was given the novelty is much easier to remember than become fashionable alphanumeric codes.
When considering a new SsangYong Tivoli impression that the designers have put together several solutions from a variety of models. Thus, the sidewall of the rear with the characteristic vyshtampovki strongly reminiscent became a bestseller segment Japanese crossover Nissan Juke. However, in accordance with the data of the official press release, Sang Yong Tivoli is designed with a “clean slate”, becoming the first South Korean brand model, developed under the leadership of Mahindra.
The production version of the car was polygonal headlamps with integrated LED running lights. Thanks to aggressive bumpers and overlays on the wheel arches of black plastic car looks brutal. Reinforce this feeling muscular wings with pronounced ribs. Original black stripe that runs above the side windows, visually separates the roof of the car from the rest of the body. In this case, the buyer will be able to order the roof color, different from the general color of the car. Aft crossover stands stylish lanterns elongated. Dimensions SsangYong Tivoli 2015-2016 amount to 4195 mm in length with the largest wheelbase in 2600mm, 1795mm width of the machine is equal to the height does not exceed the mark of 1590 mm.
Novelty was a classic interior, designed for five riders and decorated in contrasting colors. However, as explained by the representative of the manufacturer, future buyers will be able to choose from six options of colors of interior decoration.
Stylish front panel of the new Tivoli Saneng looks interesting and attractive. The build quality of the elements of interior meets the high requirements – the minimum clearances and smooth the joints of plastic elements suggest that Koreans reacted to the assembly work more than responsibly. Devices traditionally located. For ergonomic driving position is almost no comments – optimal set of adjustments seat and steering column allows you to comfortably accommodate the wheel as the tall big man, and the diminutive driver. Large windscreen ensures a good overview of which almost conceal is far from the most narrow and small front pillar.
Space on the back of the couch SsangYong 2015-2016 Tivoli enough for three passengers, however, there is no extra space. Among the shortcomings can be noted is not the best backrest tilt back sofa. During long journeys second-row passengers are likely to require frequent stops to rest and warm up.
Capacity luggage will transport 423 liters of cargo. Folded cut into three pieces back back sofa, not only can nearly double the amount of luggage compartment, but also get a perfectly flat floor surface. Official representatives of SsangYong said that, developing new product, they did their best way to combine in one car all the advantages of practicality inherent in a crossover, with the convenience and comfort of a conventional sedan.
Among other things, equipment SsangYong Tivoli can note the presence of seven airbags, tri-mode electric power steering, dual-zone climate control, and a modern media center with touch screen and protocol support Bluetooth. Option will be available outdoor camera view, panoramic roof, front seats with heating and electroresettings.
In the arsenal of the new South Korean crossover first time will be only one power unit. Petrol four-cylinder engine e-XGi has a working volume of 1.6 liters and is able to develop 126 horsepower. Mounted engine provides good traction car. Engine torque is 157 Nm. In a couple of the motor is proposed six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Fuel demand motor is acceptable. By promises of developers, the version with a manual transmission will require about 8.1 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers. Tandem with the automatic transmission will consume about 8.5 liters of fuel.
According to preliminary data, it should be a new 150-horsepower engine, giving out 360 Nm of torque. Is not excluded and the appearance of the car with a hybrid power plant, as well as special series crossovers for fans of automobile travel Tivoli Adventure, properly equipped.
Not immediately be available and all wheel drive. The first batches of SsangYong Tivoli equipped with a drive only on the front axle.
Suspension traditional car. Front mounted rack McPherson, behind – a torsion beam.