- SsangYong Tivoli facelift will feature updates to the exteriors.
- It is likely to get an all-new 161bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor.
- It is based on the X100 platform that underpins the Mahindra XUV300.
The global-spec SsangYong Tivoli facelift was recently spotted undergoing testing in India. The prototype is a Left-Hand-Drive (LHD) vehicle and carries partial camouflage on the hood, which indicates that it is, in fact, the facelift version of the global model. The Tivoli is highly unlikely to be launched in India, as Mahindra already sells the X100 platform based XUV300 in the country.
Since the Tivoli isn't manufactured here in India, it is safe to assume that the prototype is only for testing purpose. The varied topography and extreme climatic conditions make it an ideal place for carmakers to test their vehicles in India. Coming back to the car, the facelifted SsangYong Tivoli features an updated front fascia that includes a new set of projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, redesigned two-tone front bumper, new grille and a larger air-dam. The SUV also features round foglamps, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and chrome garnish to the window line. The profile or the rear section isn't visible in the spy shots.
Under the hood, the global-spec SsangYong Tivoli is likely to be powered by an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor that will generate 161bhp. It is expected to continue with the six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. It will replace the existing1.6-litre NA petrol motor that puts out 124bhp and 157Nm of torque. The current model is also offered with a 1.6-litre diesel engine that makes 113bhp and 300Nm.