2015 NAIAS LIVE: SsangYong Tivoli image

The production version of the SsangYong Tivoli has been officially presented to the public at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, in a world premiere.

The newest models signed by SsangYong is a compact crossover called the Tivoli. The vehicle is in its production version and after being shown on the web just a month ago, it has made its public debut at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. The SsangYong Tivoli is basically a direct rival for the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008 and other vehicles in the B-segment for crossovers.

SsangYong says that the five-seat crossover stands at 4.2 meters in length and it is riding on a brand new platform, the first one developed since the carmaker has been taken over by Mahindra. The total boot capacity stands at 423 liters, which can be translated into 30 liters less than what the Renault Captur has to offer. The Tivoli will be offered with a wide range of customization options which will include the contrast roof color, bold interior finishes, 7-inch touch screen on expensive versions, USB, HDMI sockets and so on.

Other items available for the new SsangYong Tivoli include the driver’s knee airbag, cruise control, automatic headlights, rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, heated steering wheel, heated seats and more. As far as the engine lineup goes, this will include a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated petrol with 124 HP and 116 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm, along with a 1.5 liter diesel, connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. FWD will be offered as an option. The model will go on sale this summer.