After the success of Duster and other compact SUVs, other carmakers had learnt to how to actually develop such sort of models, and in what proposition they should market them. Ford EcoSport in India taught how to break the ice with hatchbacks, where Mahindra is now reported of thinking to launch the SsangYong Tivoli in India riding on the huge demand for such cars.
Tivoli is the compact SUV of SsangYong which will see the launch in Korea by June. The murmurs had already started rolling down our floor the same shall also make way to our shores, as Mahindra owns the SsangYong if spoken technically.
For the international markets, Tivoli comes adapted to a 1.6-litre petrol engine sending the max output of 124bhp, where its diesel sibling of the identical displacement 1.6-litre sends the output of 113bhp. The engines are given away with the 6-speed manual and 6-speeed auto gearbox with options of 4×2 and 4×4. It even offer numbers customization options and position itself for the premium segment although.
Here, in India, yet the Mahindra had sat tight lipped about it. And if it is thinking to launch, said the source, lot of localization need to get worked upon for reaching the desired cost, rather than keeping its length of 4.2m intact to get the tax benefits for vehicle measuring less than 4m.
Tivoli in India will find a place against the likes of Duster, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano.
Hence, walking the uphill to make the launch happen more prestigiously, the engine too is likely to get trimmed as per the 1.5-litre displacement for falling under the insane norms of attaining tax benefits.