It’s been a busy few weeks in the Auto Express car park, with vehicles coming and going left, right and centre. That latest arrival is an interesting one, though – and it’s here to stay for the next few months.
It’s a Flaming Red SsangYong Tivoli. Our top-spec front-wheel-drive ELX diesel features a six-speed manual gearbox, and comes loaded with kit. Included are gloss-black 18-inch rims, front and rear parking sensors, auto lights and wipers plus tinted back windows.
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Inside, there’s a seven-inch touchscreen with built-in TomTom sat-nav, auto-dimming rear-view mirrorand keyless go. Top-spec cars like ours get leather, and first impressions are good. It feels distinctly different to SsangYongs of old, and interior quality isn’t far short of some far more expensive crossovers we’ve driven over the past few years.
The torquey diesel is a strong performer, and we’re already seeing well over 50mpg. It feels powerful and surprisingly refined – but those big alloys are raising questions over ride comfort.
Flaming Red Tivoli stands out on the road, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it compares to other SUVs