The Ssangyong Tivoli is the same compact SUV on which our very own Mahindra XUV 300 is based. It is a well-received product in many European and Asian markets and now, Ssangyong has rolled-out a mid-life facelift with some changes to the exterior and the interior of this compact SUV. But the talking point should be the introduction of a new 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine which is the same unit which was showcased by Mahindra at the Auto Expo 2020.
New engine option details:
We all have witnessed many different cars sharing the same platform and their respective companies sharing the technical know-how to come up with new products. Ssangyong Tivoli and Mahindra XUV 300 work in the same manner. The new engine is a 1.2-liter direct injection unit that can churn out 126hp and 230Nm of max torque. It is expected that it will soon find its place in the XUV 300’s Sportz variant. Ssangyong claims that the Tivoli can now do the 0-100 km/h run in just 10.6 seconds which is reasonably quick for a compact SUV. Reports suggest that the same engine can also be used in the upcoming Ford Ecopsort and will successfully replace the 1-liter EcoBoost engine the Ecosport comes with.
There are two more engine options available: a 1.5-litre GDi-T turbocharged petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is capable of producing 160bhp of power at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 280Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm. The 1.6L diesel unit produces 135bhp of power at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 324Nm between 1,500-2,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via an automatic gearbox. The 1.5-liter petrol engine is expected to be used in the upcoming new Mahindra Marazzo.
Coming to the interior now, the new Tivoli gets a new 10.25-inch high-resolution LCD instrument console. It also gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. It is pretty loaded on the safety front too as it has 6 airbags and safety features including Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Front Vehicle Start Alert (FVSA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Emergency Stop System (ESS), Safety Distance Alert (SDA).