New com­pact Ssangy­ong

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime -

Com­bined fuel re­turn of 67.3 miles per gal­lon, whileCO2e­mis­sions are 99g/ km.

First launched in1993, Mon­deo­has since found­home­swith­more than 1.4 mil­lionUK­drivers and is now­built in Spain.

Theengine line-up for thenew gen­er­a­tion range in­cludes thenew 1.5-litreE­coBoost petrol and en­hanced 2.0-litreTDCi diesel and Ford says the hy­brid’s pric­ing­will be com­pet­i­tive with­Mon­deo diesel vari­ants.

So the four-door sa­loon, avail­able from­nextmonth, will cost from £24,995 - the same as its 2.0-litre dieselTi­ta­ni­umPow­er­shift five-door equiv­a­lent.

Ford vice pres­i­den­tRoe­lant de Waard said:“TheMon­deoHy­brid of­fers con­sumers the best of both worlds - en­hanced ef­fi­ciency and re­duced emis­sions and the range and per­for­mance of a tra­di­tional pow­er­train. Kore­an­car­com­pany SsangY­ong’snew­com­pact crossover­model, which­has bee­nun­derde­vel­op­ment­for thep­ast­three­years, willbe calledtheTivoli.

The­ex­te­ri­o­roftheTivoli, dis­played­in­con­cept­for­mat re­centin­ter­na­tional­mo­tor showswith­the­p­ro­ject­name X100, takesthe­for­mofa dy­namic, ur­banSUVand fea­tures­the­brand’snewde­sign lan­guage.

AndSsangYongsaysthe­car’s in­te­ri­or­is­de­signed­toof­fer­the driverand­pas­sen­gerseasy con­nec­tiv­i­ty­toITde­viceswhile bring­ingstyle, prac­ti­cal­ityand plen­ty­of­s­tor­ages­pace. The new­car­will­hitUKstreetsin early­sum­mernex­tyear

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