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2015 Ssangyong Tivoli SUV on display in Geneva

The new Ssangyong Tivoli small SUV is on display at the Geneva motor show prior to going on sale in May 2015.

What is it?

The Tivoli is Ssangyong's intended rival for the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. It measures 4.2 metres long and is around five centimetres longer than a Nissan Juke. It sits on an all-new platform - the first developed since Ssangyong was taken over by Indian industrial giant Mahindra.

The Tivoli is a five-seater, and its boot capacity is 423 litres, or around 30 litres less than a Renault Captur.

What engines can I choose from?

The Tivoli will be available from the outset with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which produces 126bhp and 118lb ft of torque. A diesel version, a 1.6-litre unit producing 113bhp and 221lb ft, will come in June, alongside the option of four-wheel drive.

In its cleanest form, the diesel-powered Tivoli will emit just 109g/km of CO2.

A six-speed manual transmission will be offered alongside a six-speed automatic.

How much equipment does it come with?

As with many of the new breed of small SUVs, the Tivoli will be offered with a wide range of customisation options, including a seven-inch colour touch-screen on high-end editions, a contrast roof colour and, potentially, some bold interior trim finishes, although Ssangyong's UK importer has yet to commit to offering them all.

The connectivity options will include a USB socket and, unusually, an HDMI socket that will allow users to play their smartphone video content on the central screen.

Other features available include rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, cruise control and automatic headlights. All Tivolis get seven airbags, including a driver's kneebag.

How much will it cost?

UK specifications and pricing are still being finalised, but well-placed sources suggest that the Tivoli will start at less than £13,000 for an entry-level two-wheel-drive petrol manual edition, rising to just under £20,000 for a top-spec automatic four-wheel-drive diesel.

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