Family appeal of new Tivoli XLV
THE new Tivoli XLV from SsangYong extends the family appeal of the company’s already popular Tivoli compact SUV.
Its secret is a stretch to the bodywork behind the rear seats, adding 238mm to the Tivoli’s length and extending the boot to an enormous 720 cubic litres of space.
Designed to offer a multirole, multi-function solution to a wide range of customers, the Tivoli XLV provides just the versatility needed to meet individual lifestyles: family car for lugging baby buggies and cots for small children, bikes and golf clubs for the sports-minded, and materials or business equipment during the working week.
Passenger safety has been a top priority for this car and comes with seven airbags including front, side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, multi-function ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Active Rollover Protection, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), a tyre pressure monitoring system and a warning reminder on all five seatbelt positions.
The Tivoli XLV is offered with a Euro 6 compliant 1.6 litre diesel engine and matched with the option of a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic, two-wheel drive or 4x4.
The 1.6 litre diesel engine achieves a CO2 emission level of just 117g/km (twowheel drive, manual transmission with Stop/ Start), and economy of up to 62.8mpg on the Combined cycle.
The SsangYong DNA is all about 4x4 and the Tivoli XLV draws on this by offering the option of an intelligent fourwheel drive system. The electronically controlled on-demand system distributes power to front and rear drive shafts, and automatically adjusts to the road surface and driving conditions to optimise performance.
In normal driving, drive system distributes the all power to the front wheels to enhance fuel efficiency and automatically adapts to fourwheel drive in snow or wet slippery conditions, by diverting power to the rear wheels as well to ensure driving stability.
For increased stability and reassurance, particularly when driving on a hill or slope, the four-wheel drive operates with Hill Start Assist, which helps by delivering power to any wheels that are spinning.
The Tivoli XLV features digital-dual zone automatic air conditioning, an infotainment system with RDS radio, seven-inch high-resolution touch screen, a USB/AUX port, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, Tom-Tom navigation and a rear view camera. There is cruise control, parking sensors front and rear, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation and stylish roof rails.
All models in the SsangYong range are covered by a best-in-class five-year limitless mileage warranty. Designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, ‘limitless’ means just that: not a maximum mileage condition that some brands impose in their small print.
Major mechanical components are covered, including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and the audio system. Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials, which could have their life reduced by poor driving, are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.
The Tivoli XLV goes on sale this summer.