The contemporary SsangYong Tivoli, which arrived in petrol engine form this summer and quickly began to make its mark in the compact sport utility vehicle segment of the market, has now been joined by an all-new 1.6-litre turbo diesel.
The diesel will also available with intellident four-wheel drive with lock mode later this year.
And the smart Tivoli is also the first SsangYong to be nominated for World Car of The Year 2016 which will be announced in March.
Paul Williams, chief executive of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “Tivoli is the biggest thing to happen to SsangYong and we have been delighted with the reaction to the car from the media and, all importantly, from owners.
“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-tonne towing capability, while also underlining the SsangYong proposition of value for money, backed by a warranty no one else can match.”
The newly-developed 115PS diesel engine, with 300 Newton metres of torque from 1,500 to 2,500rpm, joins the 128PS 1.6-litre petrol engine petrol engine and both are available with six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes.
The diesel engine has CO2 emissions of 113g/km in two-wheel drive, manual guise, while the manual petrol emits 149g/km. Tivoli diesel achieves up to 65.7mpg combined with manual transmission and 51.4mpg for the automatic. The figures for the petrol models are 44.1 and 39.2mpg respectively.
The Tivoli is comprehensively equipped in SE, EX and ELX trim levels. For those who want further individualisation, the My Tivoli programme offers a wide number of further choices.
The Tivoli SE, £12,950 for petrol and £14,200 diesel, gets smart grey cloth trim, 16in alloy wheels, cruise control, automatic engine stop/go system for the petrol model, smart steering with normal, comfort and sport modes, an RDS/Bluetooth radio and seven airbags.
EX, from £14,600 from petrol and £15,850 diesel, adds the option of automatic transmission on the petrol car (diesel automatic and diesel 4x4 manual are available through the My Tivoli personalisation programme), grey or beige leather upholstery, 18in alloys, dual-zone climate control, seven-inch touch screen smart audio system with rear-view camera, heated front seats, front fog lights and luggage load cover.
Range-topping ELX, from £16,000 for petrol and £17,250 diesel, is available with the full choice of petrol, diesel, manual and automatic transmission, front wheel drive or 4x4, and features Diamond cut alloy wheels, a smart instrument cluster, keyless starting, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, rear spoiler, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, TomTom navigation system with seven-inch touch screen and rear-view camera, and the option of the styling pack and red leather pack with My Tivoli.
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