The car maker took the decision in order to provide even more carrying capacity and practicality for its owners. While the XLV shares the same platform as the Tivoli which includes an identical 2600mm wheelbase, it features a lengthened body from behind the C-pillar. There is an overall increase of 238mm and this translates into a boot space of 720 litres. SsangYong claims that the revisions have not impacted the distinct design lines of the Tivoli.
“Following rapid growth in the compact SUV market, SsangYong responded in 2015 by launching Tivoli, its first small SUV, and already the company’s most successful new car. Some 64,000 cars were manufactured and sold around the world last year,” said Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK.
Mahindra showcased the Tivoli earlier this year at the Auto Expo and is expected to launch it here in the last quarter of 2016. In light of the Tivoli XLV now hitting the international arena, Mahindra in all likeliness, may probably bring the XLV to India considering the dynamics of our market. Mahindra is expected to equip the Tivoli with the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel Falcon engines. While the petrol makes 125bhp and 157Nm of torque, the diesel makes do with 113bhp and 300Nm of torque. Both engines will send power to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. It remains to be seen if Mahindra will offer an all-wheel-drive variant, and the option of an automatic transmission.