SsangYong Motor Company, which is 73 percent owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, is to showcase its Tivoli diesel compact SUV, and two concept models based on the Tivoli platform – XLV-Air and XAV-Adventure – at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens next week.
Powered by a 1.6-litre Euro 6 diesel engine, the Tivoli diesel is available with either manual or automatic transmission, 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
The XLV-Air (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle), which will have its world premiere, is the pre-production model of the long-bodied Tivoli which will be launched early next year. As a multi-role SUV, it offers increased luggage space, and comes with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6-litre diesel engines, matched with the option of a 6-speed automatic (Aisin) or manual transmission, and two or four wheel drive.
The XAV-Adventure is the latest compact SUV concept from SsangYong, a reinterpretation of the company’s Korando brand with a modern and masculine touch. Targeting active and young generations, the XAV-Adventure offers maximum drivability and off-road capability as a compact authentic SUV.
The current-gen SsangYong Korando is SsangYong’s first monocoque SUV. It slots below the SsangYong Rexton SUV and takes on the likes of the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai ix35 in international markets. The SsangYong XAV-Adventure concept carries forward exterior styling cues seen on various SsangYong concepts previewed earlier.
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