SsangYong is not a new name in the auto world and owns a fleet which is known for performing as promised. After a little break, the Korean brand is back to the Philippines with its fleet and has attracted a good crowd for its Tivoli, Rodius and Korando through MIAS 2016. Tivoli is a compact SUV which would be in competition with the well-known Chevrolet Trax and with the response Tivoli has received during the auto event, it may overtake Trax's market share. The 5-door, 5-seater drive is packed with numerous aspects which make this compact SUV sporty and performance-centric. Arrived with 5 trims and a petrol engine, the starting price of Tivoli is kept PhP 785,000 which is highly competitive in its class.
For the customers of Philippines, SsangYong Tivoli is available in 5 trims, namely, SX MT, SX AT, EXG, Sport and Sport R. with some differences in styling and comforting aspects, all the 5 trims are packed with similar 1.6-litre gasoline power-unit which generates decent power to make this SUV run on off-road tracks. This front-wheel drive knocks out a peak power counting to 128 hp at 6000 rpm along with a peak torque showing 160 Nm at 4600 rpm. This engine is mated with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox which encourages the performance in both of the cases. Coming to the acceleration and pick up, Tivoli doesn't disappoint its drivers. With a manual transmission, this drive races from 0 to 100 kmph in 12 seconds with a peak speed of 170 kmph while the automatic gearshift takes 11 seconds to cover the same on speedometer with a top speed attaining to 160 kmph. The mileage observed in this drive counts to 15.62 kmpl in combined driveways. This drive can accommodate 47 litres of fuel at the maximum in its fuel tank which is again pretty decent.
Tivoli by SsangYong comes with a captivating exterior which makes this SUV appear as a robust and sporty vehicle. The pumped up drive has a front with narrow radiator grille merged well with stylish angular headlamps. Have a glance at its side profile and you will notice the well-framed pronounced sporty fenders which allow this SUV to run on hilly and uneven terrains. The features, like window frames and fenders, are highlighted with black which add more towards the sportiness of this drive. The rear is given equally stylish treatment which makes this SUV absolutely sporty while delivering a strong stance on the road. This SsangYong drive comes with overall dimensions measuring to 4195 mm x 1795 mm x 1590 mm (L x W x H) along with wheelbase counting to 2600 mm. The minimum ground clearance of Tivoli is 167 mm while the turning circle counts to 10.6 m. 16-inch alloy wheels along with complementing tires allow safe and stable off-roading. All the figures look pretty decent keeping the similar class drives in mind.
SsangYong has a muscular and aggressive styling at its exterior which is well adapted in the cabin also. Talking about space first, Tivoli has got ample space to accommodate 5 passengers with great comfort; all thanks to its wheelbase. This 5-seater compact SUV carries a dual-tone color palette which adds more sportiness and elegance to this area. For comfort, the seats are wrapped with premium upholstery while manual air conditioning unit allows the cabin temperature to be absolutely comfortable. Start & Stop system is also packed with this drive for the convenience of the passengers. The D-cut steering makes it more comfortable for the driver to have a grip on the steering apart from making the front stylish. For entertaining journeys, Tivoli comes with a decent entertainment system comprising 2-DIN single CD/MP3, USB and AUX connectivity. 6 speakers at various corners of the drive complete this entertainment system ensuring crisp and clear sound for all the passengers. Apart from petty cabin storages, SsangYong Tivoli comes with a standard boot worth 423 litres which sound good enough to pack your weekend luggage bags.
SsangYong Tivoli is well packed with numerous safety and security aspects which makes this compact SUV a perfect family drive to be taken off-road. The monocoque structure of this drive is capable of bearing impact energy without letting ts feel it. The exterior is constructed of high strength steel which can absorb the impact energy. Also, Tivoli comes with 7 airbags in total as a standard feature including front, side, curtain and driver's knee airbags to offer maximum protection to the occupants. The dual pre-tensioners with seatbelts automatically tightens the belt to keep the occupants right on their respective seats during an accident and prevent any serious injuries. Along with these features are Electronic Stability program (ESP), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist which ensure complete control over this vehicle while driving it on hilly or slippery terrains.
SsangYong Tivoli is among those vehicles which anyone would love to buy for off-roading. This compact SUV has a sporty structure with numerous appealing features packed at exterior and interior. Its highly responsive 1.6-litre is decently efficient and delivers appropriate mileage, power and performance. Advanced safety features are also another reason to go for this drive.
Handles well on the road despite being advertised as an off-road vehicle. Its sporty looks merit a second glance from those who saw it the first time. Interior is coll and comfortable. the sound system is good although the speakers lack the bass boost i'm looking for. Overall the car looks good inside out.
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