The specialized SsangYong brand has been attempting to remain afloat for some time now and looks ready to start a turnaround that would put it back on the global chart as a possible contender to the Jeep brand.
For now, they have just launched this summer the more contemporary Tivoli compact crossover equipped with a petrol engine under the hood. The brand chose to showcase a compact SUV in order to gain a market advantage as the segment has exploded in terms of sales on a global level. In order to render the model even more attractive on certain markets – and especially in Europe – the brand is broadening the engine offer with an all-new 1.6 liter Euro 6 diesel. First off, the new introduction will reach the United Kingdom.
“Tivoli is the biggest thing to happen to SsangYong”, comments Paul Williams, chief executive officer of SsangYong Motor UK. “Tivoli is being praised for its style, safety and equipment, interior space and finish, and with the introduction of diesel we can now offer greater power, increased economy and a 1.5 tone towing capability, while also underlining the SsangYong proposition of value for money.”
The newly introduced e-XDi160 diesel engine has 115 PS and a 300 Nm (222 lb-ft) maximum torque. The already equipped petrol mill has 128 PS and 160 Nm of maximum torque and both are compliant with the Euro 6 emission standard. Meanwhile, the new diesel powerplant has CO2 emissions of 113/km when equipped with two-wheel drive and a manual transmission. Two gearbox choices are on offer – a six-speed manual and an Aisin 6-speed automatic.