South Korea based SsangYong
Motor Company in which Mahindras have a controlling stake, has launched the new
SsangYong Tivoli XLV at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.
“Following rapid growth in the
compact SUV market, we responded in 2015 by launching Tivoli, the first small
SUV for SsangYong, and already the company’s most successful new car. About 64,000 cars were manufactured and sold
around the world last year,” said Johng-sik Choi, Chief Executive Officer,
SsangYong Motor Company.
“Now SsangYong has gone a step further by
launching an extended car to provide even more carrying capacity and
practicality - the XLV. This was shown
as the XLV Air concept at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt last year, and from
the extremely favorable feedback we received, took the decision to put the car
Following its international
debut at Geneva, the SsangYong XLV will go on sale across Europe and around the
world from May 2016.
Sharing the same platform and
2,600mm wheelbase as the Tivoli, the XLV features a lengthened body from behind
the C pillar, an increase of 238mm over the standard car, expanding the load
capacity to a huge 720 cubic litres of space.
Meanwhile, the styling cues that distinguish Tivoli are retained,
including its harmoniously fused SUV body design, sports coupé look and
Tivoli XLV is offered with a
choice of a Euro 6 compliant 1.6 litre petrol or 1.6 litre diesel engine, and
matched with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed Aisin
automatic, two-wheel drive or four wheel drive.
Tivoli XLV - derived from
eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle, is designed as a multi-role SUV, and with its
additional length extends the interior boot space to make it even more
practical for family use.
For those seeking a practical
family car, Tivoli XLV provides a large cabin where five tall adults can travel
with excellent leg, shoulder and head room, plus a huge boot with 720 cubic litres
of space, as well as numerous storage areas.
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