It is worth seeing; Mahindra owned SsangYong showcased the much hyped compact SUV ‘Tivoli’ in Korea.
Since, both the company shares a lot in common, as there are numerous examples to name, so it isn’t a hidden fact of it to be coming to India as well with rebadging of Mahindra.
Right now, a affirm report on this aspect is not delivered, by official or even by unofficial source.
Peeping to its cosmetic detail, it seems to have taken cues from the XIV Concept that too seen the derivates like XIV Air and XIV-Adventure.
Aggressive and bold on outer, Tivoli has that appeal to entice onlookers. The top-end version of Tivoli (for Korea) is decently equipped. A 7-inch touchscreen, flat-bottomed steering wheel, auto headlamps, heated seats, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, reverse parking camera and cruise control, fills the list leaving no space to demand further. Still, some doesn’t feel this isn’t as per their taste, company has lent full customization program for the buyers to customize as per themselves.
The engine bay is a core area of conflict where Indians don’t get to enjoy the car at its fullest due to orthodox laws and regulation backed by rising fuel-prices, which curb down engineers to develop a toned down version for this country. Likewise to what is said, the Tivoli will see the 1.6-litre diesel and petrol both in the Korea. The aforesaid petrol version in Europe will possess the option of six-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic. Expectedly in India, there could be the Mahindra’s newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine, which it is specially developing to use in its in-house vehicles.
Hence, there isn’t a word on the pricing. It seems, carmaker will fix a suitable equation to fix every pocket of the household.
Do pen down your thoughts if you feel Tivoli will be the next household name in the compact SUV segment dethroning the Ford EcoSport. Will it literally break the ice, be frank with your expectations.