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New SsangYong Musso review

19-10-2016

SsangYong has resurrected a name from the past for its new pickup truck. Can it compete with the talented and ever more car-like opposition? Download a SsangYong Brochure Verdict: The SsangYong Musso is a genuine improvement over the Korando Sports it replaces, and the new drivetrain and gearbox…

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV manual 2016 review

13-09-2016

Is the practical SsangYong Tivoli XLV better with a manual gearbox? We find out. Download a SsangYong brochure. The SsangYong Tivoli XLV makes much more sense in manual form, and this front-wheel drive version will be better than the 4x4 for most buyers. It's the most economical car in the range…

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Now You’re Torqueing

22-11-2016

Pick-ups to give you a pick-me-up Download a SsangYong Brochure Let’s talk torque. I can’t start a review of the Musso without mentioning its price - £19k. We know SsangYong is one of the cheapest brands around but even the teeny-tiny Vauxhall Adam, which I’m also reviewing…

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV Comparison

18-11-2016

Download a SsangYong Brochure We’ve been driving the XLV version, so do we prefer it to our standard model? Given SsangYong’s fledgling status in the UK, it’s not every day that someone gets to experience one from behind the wheel, let alone more than one. Our Tivoli’s…

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Big Game Player

18-11-2016

  They say that being hit by a rampaging Rhino is akin to being run over by a truck. Now, thanks to SsangYong, the comparison may be even more profound! Download a SsangYong Brochure You need a thick skin to be in the vehicle manufacturing business and, over the years, Korea’s oldest…

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Musso Definitely One to Watch

18-11-2016

Farmer's Guardian road test: SsangYong Musso Download a SsangYong Brochure Where other truck makers are banging the down-sixing drum, SsangYong has bucked the trend with its renamed pickup, the Musso. Along with the new badge, you will now find a bigger engine, new auto gearbox with more gears…

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Yong at Heart

17-11-2016

Daily Record and Sunday Mail Stylish, spacious and unbelievable value, check out the Rexton before it’s too late. Download a SsangYong Brochure Now here’s a car you might want to snap up before its gone – it’s the BFG of motors, the SsangYong Rexton. This big boy has been…

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THE TELEGRAPH TEST SSANGYONG TIVOLI XLV

01-11-2016

Spacious and with all the right equipment, the Korean SUV makes a strong case for itself. Download a SsangYong brochure. The Tivoli small SUV was a huge leap forward for the Korean company; a car with far more than a cheap price in its side. Hot on its heels comes the extended Tivoli XLV, which…

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Sweet Musso

26-10-2016

  Download a SsangYong Brochure If you're in the market for a reasonably priced pick-up, this new SsangYong Musso is worth a look. Priced from £15,995 (plus VAT), it has a 2.2-litre diesel engine, four-wheel drive and a one-tonne payload with a three-tonne towing capacity. Two models…

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV

26-10-2016

Download a SsangYong Brochure The compact SsangYong Tivoli (see our top 10 small SUVs) has been followed by the larger Tivoli XLV, a car rather more in line with SsangYong’s usual speciality of big, utilitarian four-wheel-drive vehicles. You could call it an 'SUV estate'. Much of what…

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SsangYong Tivoli SUV

26-10-2016

  Download a SsangYong Brochure The SsangYong Tivoli is by far the most stylish car to have been produced by the South Korean marque, a relatively small-scale manufacturer that is yet to achieve mainstream popularity in the UK. With the Tivoli, SsangYong is moving away from its previous,…

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SsangYong Musso first drive

25-10-2016

  Keen pricing and a strong engine give the new SsangYong Musso kudos over its predecessor, but what tow car talent does it have? Motty gets behind the wheel. Download a SsangYong Brochure It's fair to say that SsangYong is having a very good year. Sales are up 43% compared with 2015. The…

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SsangYong Musso

25-10-2016

Download a SsangYong Brochure The SsangYong Musso is one of the cheapest double cab pick-ups you can buy. It's also cheap to run, with good fuel economy and a comprehensive five-year unlimited mileage warranty. On the downside, it isn't as good to drive as the (more…

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SsangYong seven-seat SUV to take aim at Land Rover Discovery Sport

13-10-2016

SsangYong's SUV range will grow in 2020 with a new platform set to spawn 7-seat SUVs and MPVs Download a SsangYong brochure. Korean SUV brand SsangYong has confirmed that it will be launching a seven-seat model to rival the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Kia…

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Review: the SsangYong Tivoli XLV

25-08-2016

22 August 2016 | by Esther Neve Review: the SsangYong Tivoli XLV What exactly is a SsangYong Tivoli XLV? Download a SsangYong brochure. It’s quite, er, something. But let’s not talk about the styling just yet. Instead let’s talk about what it actually is. In an…

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SsangYong Tivoli XLV - practically perfect

25-08-2016

Download a SsangYong brochure. THE Tivoli has become a huge success for SsangYong in Britain and that is a result of a family-friendly formula which makes the car exceptional value for money. Now the Tivoli is stretching out with the introduction of a longer model which is even more practical. The…

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Road Test: SsangYong Tivoli XLV 1.6 ELX Diesel 2WD auto

25-08-2016

Regular Tivoli crossover stretched into "SUV-estate" 576-litre boot and lots of standard equipment We test £19,250 front-wheel drive automatic Download a SsangYong brochure. SsangYong made quite a splash with the Tivoli crossover when it was launched in 2015. It moved the budget…

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2016 SsangYong Tivoli XLV on sale from £18,250

25-08-2016

Longer and more spacious SsangYong Tivoli XLV is available in two and four-wheel drive; sits on the same wheelbase as Tivoli but features extended body. The Ssangyong Tivoli XLV - a longer, more spacious version of the standard Tivoli crossover - is now on sale in Britain priced from…

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SsangYong expands Tivoli range with XLV derivative

25-08-2016

  The new SsangYong Tivoli goes on sale this week, with prices from £18,250 SsangYong has extended its Tivoli range and the load capacity of the standard SUV with the launch of the larger Tivoli XLV. The new model grows the load capacity of the SUV from 423 litres to 720 litres and comes…

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SsangYong adds space to Tivoli with new XLV model

25-08-2016

SsangYong dealers now have two versions of the Tivoli B-segment crossover to offer following the arrival in showrooms this week of the XLV model. Priced from £18,250, the Tivoli XLV is presented as a range-topping but chiefly more practical variant of the model launched last year, thanks to…

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Big-booted SsangYong Tivoli XLV goes on sale from £18,250

25-08-2016

Compact SsangYong Tivoli XLV SUV-estate boasts a 5-year warranty and a 720-litre boot The SsangYong Tivoli XLV, first unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, has officially gone on sale. With prices starting from £18,250, it sits just slightly above its…

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Practicality is Plain to See

29-07-2016

10th June 2016 Practicality is Plain to See The Korean manufacturer is on the move and new dealers with a respectable history are coming on board. They’re sure to benefit from SsangYong’s plans for growth and quality. Fellow Koreans, Hyundai and Kia, have shown the way and for…

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Road Test: SsangYong Rexton ELX

11-07-2016

Monday 11th July 2016 Road Test: SsangYong Rexton ELX Perhaps not an immediately obvious choice in terms of a big SUV, but Roy Woodcock says SsangYong's Rexton will repay serious consideration. Large, luxury SUVs are all about image and the badge it wears. Well not quite all, but you know what I…

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New 2019 SsangYong Korando SUV to Build on Tivoli’s Success

17-06-2016

All-new model due in 2019 to take SsangYong’s Korando in a fresh direction and challenge the crossover class best. SsangYong’s midsize Korando SUV is to get a comprehensive overhaul, designed to reposition it as the SsangYong answer to the Nissan’s…

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New SsangYong Rexton On Sale in 2017

17-06-2016

The next SsangYong Rexton SUV will go on sale in 2017 with prices from around £26,000 plus a new focus on design and quality An all-new SsangYong Rexton will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show before arriving at UK dealers in 2017, and Auto Express has seen it in…

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The Korean Land Rover? SsangYong Sets Out Plan For Future Growth

17-06-2016

  SsangYong CEO outlines plan for profitability with a focus on ‘robust, specialist, premium’ SUVs, and an eye on the famous British brand. “We are eager to make a brand like Range Rover but first it’s money, then product, we need to sell cars first.” Young H Song…

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SsangYong Takes Aim at Land Rover

17-06-2016

Monday 13th June 2016 SSANGYONG TAKES AIM AT LAND ROVER "I suffered the situation, it was really stressful; it was about my life," says Indong Song, a leader for trim assembly on Assembly Line One atSsangYong factory at Pyeongtaek in South Korea. "We had 5,000 staff, but there…

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SsangYong Tivoli Challenges the MG GS as the Better-Value Crossover

17-06-2016

With a spacious cabin and generous standard equipment, the GS is easily the best car MG has produced since its revival under Chinese ownership. It’s good value next to the Nissan Qashqai too – but the drab interior and some questionable material choices hold it back, as does…

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New Ssangyong Rexton to Lead Sales Push From 2017

17-06-2016

The SUV will go on sale next year priced at less than £30k and will be previewed by a thinly-veiled concept at the Paris motor show. Ssangyong is planning to launch three new models over the next three years that it believes will move it towards profitability and increase global…

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LIVING WITH A SSANGYONG TIVOLI - 4 STAR REVIEW

13-06-2016

The SsangYong Tivoli has been a fixture at Auto Express for six months, but now it’s time for the compact crossover to leave our fleet. This gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on the car tasked with changing the Korean brand’s fortunes in the UK. Overall, we’ve enjoyed…

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Victorious Crosses – The Small Cars That Think Big

09-06-2016

Monday 6th June 2016 VICTORIOUS CROSSES - THE SMALL CARS THAT THINK BIG It is hardly a first-born child or even a ‘‘Susan Boyle moment’’ but you might remember the first time you clapped eyes on a Nissan Juke. Nowadays the Sunderland-built Juke is as common as cheesy chips…

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Back Chat - SsangYong Motors

04-05-2016

Big bosses at large car companies don’t do ‘happy’ or ‘relaxed’. Agonising over if they have the right products, the energy for more battles with rival firms or cash to pay tens or hundreds of thousands of workers – such anxieties generate sleepless nights. But…

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SsangYong’s Five-Year Plan For New Car Boom

04-05-2016

Korean brand top launch new model every year Focus on alternative power SsangYong will continue its new car offensive over the next five years, with a different model set to launch every year until 2021. There will be a strong focus on alternative powertrains, too. Anand Mahindra, boss of the…

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Top Gear Reviews SsangYong’s Turismo

19-04-2016

I feel like I’ve seen the Ssangyong Turismo before… Yep, it’s the restyled, rejigged Rodius, a car many people pronounced with a silent R. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but we doubt any eyes are beheld by fans of that old bus. The Turismo is much better,…

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SsangYong’s Value for Money 4x4

19-04-2016

Thursday 14th April 2016 SSANGYONG'S VALUE FOR MONEY 4X4 ROAD TEST: SSANGYONG KORANDO 4X4 - STARTING TO MAKE SENSE The Korando is a well-priced budget SUV with immense towing capacity and a brilliant cabin. SsangYong has worked hard to improve the powertrain with the addition of a 2.2-litre…

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SsangYong’s 4-Star Review from Auto Express

14-04-2016

SsangYong Tivoli - Third report. It slips under the radar, but crossover has plenty to shout about. Download a SsangYong brochure. In today’s over saturated, information rich age, brand awareness is more important than ever. Thanks to…

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SSANGYONG’S WONGA WONDER

01-04-2016

  EVER heard of SsangYong? It’s a South Korean firm that went bust in 2011. Oh no! And you’d fallen in love with all their beautiful and stylish cars. Fabulous creations like the SsangYong Rodius, which was so hideous it quickly earned the nickname The Odious Rodius. Or…

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Camo-clad SsangYong Korando Sports DMZ is "a Bit of Fun"

25-03-2016

  New special-edition SsangYong Korando Sports DMZ pick-up gets extra kit and a conversely stand-out paintjob SsangYong has updated its Korando Sports pick-up range, including the addition of this new DMZ model that starts from £19,195. On the road you're sure to stand out from…

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AUTO EXPRESS CHEAPEST SUV TO RUN IN 2016 - SSANGYONG TIVOLI 1.6 D SE

11-02-2016

Cheapest cars to run - Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6 D SE 5dr: total cost of ownership: £7,921.00 Whoa… what’s this? The Tivoli is a Ssangyong that won’t depreciate like a stone, or get you laughed out of the supermarket car park. We know the Tivoli is cheap to buy, but…

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Living with a SsangYong Tivoli: Can SUV Match Success of Budget Supermarkets?

05-02-2016

Can SUV Match Success of Budget Supermarkets? Value brands no longer have the stigma attached to them they once did. You just need to look at major supermarkets to see how the rise of budget chains has developed over the years. It’s claimed that almost half of UK households now shop at either…

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SsangYong Tivoli: Car Review

19-01-2016

Sunday 17th January 2016 SSANGYONG TIVOLI: CAR REVIEW   Price: £12,996 Top speed: 106mph 0-62mph: 12 seconds MPG: 44.1 The Tivoli is attractive and dizzyingly good value, but has SsangYong done enough to make you fall for it? Someone optimistic has noticed that if you spell the word…

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Living with a SsangYong Tivoli

18-01-2016

First Report: smart new supermini crossover is a positive start to our fleet. The first car I drove as an Auto Express journalist was a 2011 SsangYong Korando ELX. Back then, the South Korean brand was a relative newbie in the UK car market. It had just a handful of dealers and an even smaller model…

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SsangYong Tivoli

08-01-2016

Mileage 2300 We’re past the 2000-mile mark with the SsangYong Tivoli and already a few trends are becoming clear. First, it goes a long way on not a great deal of fuel. It’s refreshing to brim a car with 50 quid’s worth of diesel and then see a predicted range of nearly 500 miles…

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SSANGYONG TIVOLI £12,950 - £19,500

04-01-2016

  Sunday 3rd January 2016 SSANGYONG TIVOLI £12,950 - £19,500 There’s no need to worry about badge snobbery with the Tivoli. So few people recognise the SsangYong symbol on the bonnet that they just see the car for what it is: a small SUV that does a great job of covering up…

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SSANGYONG TIVOLI

17-12-2015

Thursday 10th December 2015 SSANGYONG TIVOLI   Is this the breakthrough model for SsangYong? For years, SsangYong, Korea’s oldest car firm, has won countless awards…for making UGLY motors. Cheap, yes, no-nonsense, yes, some even had Merc engines — but they looked hideous.…

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SsangYong Tivoli

17-11-2015

This Nissan Juke rival from South Korea provides stacks of kit for a modest outlay, but does it offer much more than that? We’ve got six months to find out.             Now here’s a thing. You know the small SUVs that are all the rage at the moment? I…

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SsangYong Tivoli

17-11-2015

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…

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SsangYong Tivoli Diesel

06-11-2015

SsangYong’s new Tivoli crossover is expected to be the Korean brand’s best-seller, and we can see why. We had a drive in the new SsangYong Tivoli crossover a couple of months ago, but that was the petrol version. We’ve now been behind the wheel of the diesel model, which has far…

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SsangYong

06-11-2015

The latest Korando has been announced by SsangYong, and for 2016 it features a more powerful 176bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine. But despite the increase, CO₂ emission and fuel economy figures are better than before. Two-wheel-drive editions now emit 139g/km of CO₂, with 53.3mpg capable on the…

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First drive: SsangYong Tivoli 1.6D ELX car review

27-10-2015

  SsangYong has perhaps unfairly been seen as the ‘other’ Korean car manufacturer. Smaller than Hyundai and Kia, with a focus on 4x4s, the brand has been competing in niches of the UK car market. A few years ago the Korando was launched into the medium crossover sector, in the same…

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Q&A: SsangYong's Steve Gray on the doubling of sales in 2015

26-10-2015

  SsangYong has operated in Europe for a long time, but suddenly, sales have been surging - beyond 100% YoY in most countries. And that's not just due to the addition of the hot-selling Tivoli B-crossover. Steve Gray, the company's UK head of Marketing, tells just-auto what's ahead…

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There’s a lot to love

23-10-2015

Friday 23rd October 2015 THERE'S A LOT TO LOVE SsangYong’s Tivoli is a cracking wee SUV, says MAGGIE BARRY. Just in time for the winter weather, the delightful little SsangYong Tivoli SUV is becoming available with four-wheel drive. It is a fantastic car for the price, packed full of…

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Going for a SSang…

23-10-2015

Friday 23rd October 2015 GOING FOR A SSANG... Keen pricing, creature comforts and the easy driving of the Tivoli should make Korean marque appeal to far more people. It sounds like a ravioli but the Tivoli is actually the tastiest car SsangYong have ever served up. SsangYong may be a bit of a…

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It’s a little wonder this chunky star’s in the running for World Car of Year

23-10-2015

  It has been a long time since a road test car caused such a stir in the office. When three people approach you in the space of half an hour and ask: “Is that your car in the car park?” you know something special is going on. You could understand if it was a Bentley, Porsche or…

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SsangYong Tivoli 4x4

22-10-2015

  SSANGYONG is still something of a niche player in the UK, but it's aiming to increase sales over the next few years and the model spearheading its hopes is the new Tivoli crossover. The car is great value, but now SsangYong is making it even more attractive, with the option of four-wheel…

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SsangYong XAV

22-10-2015

  Korean manufacturer SsangYong always has interesting concept models. This is the XAV model which is Jeep Renegade in size and looked quite funky. At present there are no confirmed production plans. SSANGYONG XAV Thursday 22nd October 2015   Click here to request a brochure For more…

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BUYING USED PICK UPS

22-10-2015

Spurred by the burgeoning demand for luxury SUV-emulating double cab pick-ups, SsangYong hurried on to the scene with this modern-looking vehicle that, especially in its high-specification EXT form fit-ted with the neatly styled-in rear canopy as standard, looks more like a smart family estate than…

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SsangYong Tivoli ELX

21-10-2015

Having operated almost entirely in the 4x4 and MPV market SsangYong has made its first foray into small crossovers with the Tivoli. STUART KIDMAN was among the first to drive the UK model. READ BACK through some of Camping & Caravanning’s Tow Car Awards coverage over the years and…

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Likeable Korean adds four-wheel drive appeal

19-10-2015

  SSANGYONG TIVOLI 1.6 XDI ELX 4×4 REVIEW: What is it? The SsangYong Tivoli has been causing a stir in the popular B-segment crossover market as it looks smart, drives well and above all, is affordable. Despite the success, SsangYong hasn’t rested on its laurels…

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Style, efficient and value

16-10-2015

SsangYong isn’t the best known name on Britain’s roads, but its latest model may be about to win the car maker new friends. The brand, which has been making 4x4’s for years, has dipped its toes into a new sector of the market with the Tivoli, a value for money entry into the…

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TESTED SsangYong Tivoli range

16-10-2015

SsangYong’s has a problem. It doesn’t sell enough cars. Last year its Korean compatriots, Kia and Hyundai, shifted more vehicles in the UK alone than SsangYong does around the entire world. For a car company that competes in the budget sector, moving small volumes is fatal. Even with the…

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SsangYong Tivoli 4x4 2015 review

16-10-2015

Verdict 3/5 Adding four-wheel drive to the SsangYong Tivoli is a smart move. It makes it one of the cheapest 4x4s on the market, while the revised rear suspension improves the way the car drives, too. Add the auto gearbox to the diesel engine, and they combine to deliver a reasonably smooth and…

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Tivoli eye-opener for brand awareness

15-10-2015

Some new models are game-changers, raising awareness for a brand and SsangYong’s new Tivoli compact crossover does all he right things to deserve being noticed, says motoring editor ANDY RUSSELL. SMART ENTRANCE I first saw a SsangYong Tivoli when it passed me on a motorway. It caught me…

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SsangYong XAV-ADVENTURE Price £16,000 (est) On Sale Late 2017

13-10-2015

REMOVE some of the concept car detailing and the XAV-Adventure - seen at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show — is a good look at the planned replacement for SsangYong's current Korando. It will mark a stark transformation when it arrives in 2017, with chunky styling, plus technology —…

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SsangYong Tivoli LW Price £15,000 (est) On Sale Spring 2017

13-10-2015

SSANGYONG is crafting some excellent concepts, with the Frankfurt Motor Show hosting the striking XLV-Air. The good news is, the XLV previews a Long Wheelbase version of the Tivoli compact crossover — making it more of a Nissan Qashqai rival, but a considerably cheaper one. The brand will wait…

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SsangYong Tivoli First Drive

13-10-2015

SsangYong Tivoli First drive The diesel-engined version of SsangYong’s spacious SUV offers better economy Verdict More efficient and more refined than the petrol Tivoli SSANGYONG IS PINNING its hopes on the Tivoli to increase the firm's presence in Europe. With petrol and diesel options on…

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Diesel Delivers

08-10-2015

SsangYong has fitted a new 2.2litre diesel engine to it's Korando cossover that complies with Euro6 emissions standards. The new engine produces 178bhp and produces 139gm/km of CO2 in two-wheel drive mode, which is a reduction of 8gm over the previous generation of diesel engine. For more…

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SsangYong Tivoli

07-10-2015

At the launch of the latest addition to the SsangYong line-up, there was an understandably upbeat atmosphere. Buoyed on by the company's most successful year yet, when 1,542 cars were registered last year, the launch of the Tivoli is a great opportunity for the firm. It's the first all-new…

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SsangYong Tivoli – first impressions at SMMT Test Day North

05-10-2015

I have been a fan of Korean firm SsangYong for quite some time. For those who aren’t au fait, the vehicles it produces have long been synonymous with robustness, four-wheel drive ability, towing, spaciousness and, well, controversial styling. In UK terms, SsangYong is an automotive underdog…

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SsangYong Korando gets diesel upgrade

05-10-2015

A NEW diesel engine is being introduced by Korean car maker SsangYong in the Korando compact SUV. The 2.2-litre engine replaces the 2.0-litre block used in the current model and sees fuel economy improve by some 15 per cent. There is also a new auto option which will be available in the range…

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Get your kicks right out in the sticks

04-10-2015

If you’re looking for a show-off faux-by-four, you’re in the wrong place. Driving is in the countryside to test SUVs that don’t cost the earth TRUE landed gentry don’t wear Hunter boots, red trousers and tweed jackets. They wear black wellies from Millets, a pair of old…

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Yong at Heart

04-10-2015

Sunday 4th October 2015 Yong at Heart The Tivoli is a snub-nosed little beauty with loads of style. And, yes, I love it The most popular model in SsangYong's new Tivoli range is an automatic petrol in the top-of-the-range ELX trim in Dandy Blue with a white roof. And I am delighted because…

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Korando's got pulling power

03-10-2015

THE new SsangYong Korando gets a hike in power and price for the forthcoming 2016 model year. Out goes the current two-litre diesel engine, to be replaced by a new 2.2-litre unit that now complies with the latest Euro6 emissions legislation. This means that the CO2 figure falls from 147g/km to a new…

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Diesel power boost for stylish SsangYong Tivoli

03-10-2015

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…

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Ssangyong Korando gets power hike for 2016

02-10-2015

The SsangYong Korando has been given a power boost for 2016, along with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions.       The improvements to the SUV crossover are down to a new Euro 6, 2.2-litre diesel engine, coupled with either two- or four-wheel drive, and a choice of a 6-speed…

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A Ssangyong could be World Car of the Year

02-10-2015

We have a soft spot for Ssangyong here at TG Towers, not least because the South Korean manufacturer’s curiously styled and oddly named cars have been the willing butts of many disparaging jokes.   With the new Tivoli, though – a value Juke rival that doesn’t look half bad…

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Road Test: SsangYong Tivoli 1.6-litre diesel ELX

02-10-2015

It’s true that SsangYong isn’t a brand well known here in the UK. In fact, the first thing my family said when I pulled onto the drive in the new Tivoli was: “what is that?” But the firm believes its new SUV will be the car to change all that, and we’ve been driving it…

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Taster Test – SsangYong Korando 2.2

01-10-2015

What is it? More powerful, more efficient variant of the Korean brand’s compact SUV. What’s new? The big change in the 2016 model year Korando is the engine – out goes the 2.0-litre Euro 5 diesel to be replaced by a Euro 6 unit of 2.2 litres that is both more potent, and cleaner.…

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SsangYong Tivoli crossover review

28-09-2015

Pros Great value Lots of equipment Distinctive looks Cons Appearance might be divisive Not the most engaging drive Refinement can be an issue Engine Power - 123 BHP 0-60 - 12 Seconds MPG EC Combined - 44.1MPG Co2 - 149g/km The Tivoli marks an important change of direction for SsangYong, and one on…

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SSANGYONG KORANDO

24-09-2015

SsangYong's Korando SUV will get a new-spec 2.2 litre diesel engine next month. Power is up by 19% to 176bhp and torque is now 295lb ft (up 11%) but CO2 output has improved by 8%. The new diesel is the only engine offered in the UK. For more information on the SsangYong Korando please click here

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Crossovers keep on coming

22-09-2015

If you reverse the name of SsangYong’s new Tivoli, its spells out backwards as Ilovit. It’s a catchy slogan that the South Korean car company has not been slow to employ in its publicity for the new car. Not everyone loves it, though. New Top Gear custodian Chris Evans has taken a stern…

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Ssangyong Tivoli in with World Car of the Year shout

21-09-2015

SsangYong are celebrating after news that the new Tivoli compact SUV has been nominated for the 2016 World Car of the Year award. It is the first time a model from the Korean car maker has been in the running for the prestigious accolade, with the Tivoli now going head to head with the other 19…

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SsangYong Tivoli nominated for World Car of The Year

21-09-2015

The newly launched SsangYong Tivoli ELX compact SUV, launched in Korea earlier this year, has been nominated for World Car of The Year (WCOTY) 2016, the first ever nomination for the automakers. Just 20 new cars have been nominated for the 2016 World Car of The Year title, which is independently…

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South Korea serves up a sweet treat with the new SsangYong Tivoli

20-09-2015

WERE you asked to provide a list of South Korean motor manufacturers you might not include SsangYong, the country’s fourth largest and longest established car maker, despite the brand having been on sale in the UK since 1994. It is fair to say that SsangYong’s early awkwardly-styled and…

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Getting emotional

16-09-2015

SsangYong’s all-new Tivoli crossover should help the brand double its UK sales by attracting a new breed of customers For SsangYong the timing of the all-new Tivoli could not be better. Having spent the last three years re-establishing its fledgling UK business on the back of the Korando SUV…

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I love SsangYong’s determination to deliver good value for money

16-09-2015

Mike Rutherford thinks SsangYong is, in many respects, enjoying great success thanks to the likes of Hyundai and Kia moving upmarket While consumers worldwide wait for Samsung to relaunch itself as a proper, standalone vehicle manufacturer (it’s only a matter of time), I’m forced to look…

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Value brands are the new used

16-09-2015

Does buying new instead of used ever make sense? James Ruppert says it can do with value brands New cars: I don't normally do them, except that it is good to drive some from time to time to see exactly what I've been missing. So I was rather invigorated after driving a whole bunch of…

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SsangYong's big September savings

14-09-2015

SSANGYONG's newly introduced Tivoli compact SUV looks even better value for money for buyers who can complete a deal before the end of the month thanks to a special offer which will enable them to upgrade the spec of their car for half the normal price. The special offer is one of a series being…

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SsangYong stretches Juke-rivalling Tivoli to create XLV-Air

14-09-2015

Funkier XAV-Adventure is second riff on company's compact SUV   WHEN Driving's Giles Smith reviewed the budget-priced SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV in June, his quest to find evidence of cost-cutting ended in bafflement: here was a genuinely decent Range Rover Evoque…

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DRIVE TALKING - WHAT'S HOT ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK

13-09-2015

GOOD KOREA MOVES The popular Tivoli from Korean maker SsangYong is now even cheaper to run with the addition of an all-new 1.6-litre diesel engine. Light-footed drivers will be able to squeeze a staggering 65.7mpg from the versatile SUV, which comes with a generous amount of standard kit, including…

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Fully-fledged contender

11-09-2015

Will the new Tivoli finally win over the SsangYong sceptics? SsangYong has tried hard to win customers, it has been keen to get motorists behind the wheel of its cars. Incentives such as unlimited mileage warranties. Low buying costs and attractive service plans may have helped. On the other hand…

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Ssangyong Tivoli Test Drive Review

09-09-2015

Ssangyong may be something of a mystery to most Brits, but the Tivoli should change that, battling against the immensely popular Nissan Juke. With bold styling, low prices and a new diesel engine, the Tivoli could help the Korean brand make a greater impact in the fleet market. On the road, the…

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SsangYong Tivoli Review

08-09-2015

Introduction: Ssangyong are the manufacturer that draws puzzled looks from some people when you mention their name. Not as well known as the main European brands, it’s increasing its awareness in the UK through advertising campaigns capitalising on the increase in sales of their rugged SUV…

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A Lidl car thats worth taking seriously

08-09-2015

Thursday 8th September 2015 A LIDL CAR THATS WORTH TAKING SERIOUSLY Not so very long ago the idea of buying a Korean car was as implausible as trading your weekly Waitrose shop for a little Lidl loving. How times have changed. Kia and Hyundai are not so much emerging forces in Britain's new car…

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SsangYong readies Tivoli Diesel and two concepts for Frankfurt Motor Show

08-09-2015

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…

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Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6 e-XGi160 ELX review: New Korean a serious rival to mainstream crossovers – just not in petrol form

07-09-2015

Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6 e-XGi160 ELX review What is it? The Ssangyong brand is best-known for its range of off-roaders, but the Tivoli is the Korean manufacturer’s serious assault on the popular B-segment crossover market. With its curvier styling, a new moncoque chassis and the choice of both…

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Rebooted Korando Sports gets VAT exempt status

04-09-2015

»Road Test 2: Korando Sports An oversight by Korean maker SsangYong's left its Korando Sports pickup out in the cold when it came to VAT exemptions. The original model's miserably low 630kg payload was not going to win over many business users, simply because it did not measure up for…

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Diesel boosts SsangYong’s Tivoli

31-08-2015

SsangYong expects sales of its new Tivoli crossover to grow substantially with the arrival of a diesel version. The petrol model has been on sale since May, but is now being joined by a 1.6-litre Euro 6 emissions-compliant model with 140bhp and 221lbft of torque. In two-wheel-drive form with a…

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Ssangyong Tivoli Review

30-08-2015

Rating Quick Summary Recommended. A big step forward for Ssangyong, although it still needs refinement. Road Test This should be a landmark car for Ssangyong. After years of lagging woefully behind its Korean counterparts Kia and Hyundai, it has now moved into the crossover market in…

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SsangYong Tivoli 2015 - Review

29-08-2015

IT'S the car with the flippable name and whichever way it's viewed the Tivoli speaks volumes about SsangYong. The Korean brand has never had a car this good before and with a starting price below £13,000 it is nigh on unbeatable. Even the range topping diesel automatic costs…

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Road Test: SsangYong Tivoli 1.6 SE

28-08-2015

Version Rating: 4 out of 5 Model Rating: 5 out of 5 In the UK we’ve got Land Rover. The Americans have Jeep. Japan’s car industry is full of firms renowned for building strong, capable off-roaders. But despite Hyundai and Kia selling cars in huge amounts in the UK, the 4x4 brand on top…

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SsangYong Tivoli (2015 - )

28-08-2015

There are two 1.6-litre engines – one petrol and one diesel. The 128PS petrol does need to be worked hard to deliver useful performance and it isn’t the most frugal petrol engine on the market, but it has enough power for rural roads or motorways. The 115PS diesel, while a little coarse,…

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SsangYong Tivoli first drive

28-08-2015

The SsangYong Tivoli SUV now arriving in dealerships is likely to be a game-changer in Britain for the Korean company. Smartly styled both outside and in, with a strong equipment list and selling at a competitive price backed by a good warranty, the five-seat and five-door Tivoli will turn heads and…

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SsangYong Tivoli (2015) review

27-08-2015

For SsangYong the timing of the all-new Tivoli could not be better. Having spent the last three years re-establishing its fledgling UK business on the back of the Korando SUV and large Rexton 4X4, it now has a B-segment crossover to compete in the sweet spot of the new car market. The Tivoli is a…

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SsangYong Tivoli review

27-08-2015

The newest addition to the compact crossover market, the SsangYong Tivoli looks set to give established players a fright – David Motton drives the diesel SsangYong has developed a small but growing following among caravanners over recent years, but it's the new Tivoli crossover which is…

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SsangYong Tivoli 1.6 diesel - Review

27-08-2015

YOU might not be able to spell the company name properly (a double dose of S at the start and a capital Y in the middle don't help) but here is a car worth digging deeper into than the badge. The new Tivoli (at least that part is easy enough, and has glamorous associations with Italy, Paris and…

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SsangYong boss predicts 42% increase in sales in 2016 and network size to 75 outlets

27-08-2015

The South Korean brand was the fastest growing brand last month (+396% in the UK new car market) according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ figures, and recorded 1,918 registrations year to date.   “We are forecasting strong growth over the rest of this year and…

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SsangYong Tivoli ELX diesel 2015 review

26-08-2015

You're unlikely to fall in love with the SsangYong Tivoli, but it's certainly good value for money Verdict 4 * SsangYong reverses Tivoli to say 'Ilovit', with the emphasis on ‘lov’ and while it’s unlikely you’ll really fall for it in a big way, it’s…

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SsangYong Tivoli SUV Review

26-08-2015

"The SsangYong Tivoli is a stylish compact crossover that comes close to matching its more established rivals in most key areas." SsangYong is not the most well known car manufacturer, but for those who recognise the name, it'll evoke mental images of large, tough and inexpensive SUVs…

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Korea move

02-08-2015

Every so often I ask myself a strange question when I’m reviewing a car: “Would Mum like it?” It isn’t an easy question to answer, I’ve spent my life trying my hardest not to imagine her reaction to things. When I bought my first motorbike, when I shaved my head, when…

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How to erase the Rodius from history

01-08-2015

Like a tennis novice continually serving up under-hit lobs to Novak Djokovic, Ssangyong has been repeatedly smashed by car reviewers. Its pit of poorly built, unlovable sheds has seemingly been bottomless, the pleasure of slating them in print being just reward for having had to drive them in the…

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SsangYong Tivoli's tech fest

16-07-2015

The world of in-car technology is a fast-paced one. Fortunately, the all-new Tivoli is equipped for the most ardent gadget-lover.   Technology. Our lives are ruled by it. Many of us own a smartphone and have at least one tablet or laptop computer, and now there are watches that can tell you how…

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Enter the Dragon!

11-07-2015

SsangYong Tivoli ELX 1.6 auto petrol Price as driven: £17,000 Good If you dare to be a bit different and want a practical family car that doesn’t follow the crowd, you could do worse than consider this bold new small crossover from Korean car firm SsangYong. It has a distinctive look…

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SsangYong Tivoli - Money talks

07-07-2015

Can you afford not to take a closer look at the new Tivoli? Why have small SUVs been such a hit over the past few years? Is it because of the endless personalisation options we crave, or do their quasi-4x4 looks make their owners feel safe when they’re behind the wheel? Perhaps it’s that…

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SsangYong says it has the right car to help it triple registrations. But does it have the right dealers?

02-07-2015

‘SsangYong has a big recruitment drive ahead of it for franchised dealers, and the new Tivoli SUV will play a central role in that expansion. “Yes, our focus is getting more dealers on board, but we want a good network," said SsangYong chief executive Paul Williams. Some of that…

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Tivoli is strong on style

02-07-2015

The contemporary SsangYong Tivoli B-segment SUV arrives in the UK this summer with prices starting from just £l2,950. "This is a car that will really put SsangYong on the map and change brand perceptions," says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK. "By any criteria but…

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Upmarket Rexton

02-07-2015

The SsangYong Rexton has a reputation for being a no-nonsense 4x4 and it’s all the better for that. It is a Straightforward 4x4, with the traditional chassis, plus body rather than today's monocoque construction, and it’s all the better an off-roader because of that as well; The…

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Ssangyong Tivoli Hatchback full 9 point review

01-07-2015

Performance 3 out of 5 stars The 1.6-litre petrol engine feels gutless below 3000rpm, so you’ll need to make full use of the six-speed manual gearbox and keep the revs above this figure to make brisk progress, especially on the motorway. The six-speed automatic version actually accelerates…

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Compact Sport Utility 4x4 SsangYong Tivoli

01-07-2015

There are quite a few reasons to consider a Tivoli at the moment for a start the price of £12,850, but it can also be secured for just £159 a month. Plus there are three  comprehensive trim levels - SE, EX, ELX It comes with either front wheel drive or intelligent 4x4 it is very…

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SsangYong Korando

30-06-2015

Re-plating to carry 1-tonne makes SsangYong's pick-up more attractive, says Dan Gilkes. When SsangYong introduced the Korando Sports pick-up to the UK market, it went against convention and focussed on comfort more than load carrying ability. Rather than equip the truck with sturdy leaf springs…

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SOUTH KOREA: SsangYong using Tivoli for Europe boost

29-06-2015

SsangYong Motor said Tivoli global launch and TV campaigns would give it a boost across Europe. In May, SsangYong Sahsuvaroglu, the official distributor in Turkey, opened a showroom in Ankara, starting Tivoli sales. At the beginning of June, SsangYong Motor Middle Europe launched the new model…

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New kid on block takes fight to compact crossovers

26-06-2015

SsangYong treads new ground with its compact crossover, the Tivoli. Andy Enright reports   The SsangYong Tivoli takes the fight to compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke and the Renault Captur with budget pricing, a gutsy 125PS engine and build quality the like of which you wouldn't credit…

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SsangYong signs up to Motability

26-06-2015

SSANGYONG'S Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or the Armed…

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Make Korando your next Korea move!

26-06-2015

IF you were asked to withdraw a grand from the bank before chucking it down the bog, you'd probably think twice. Which is why you should pause for a moment before buying a Kia Sportage — then go ahead and purchase a SsangYong Korando instead. Both Kia and SsangYong hail from South Korea…

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SSANGYONG MAKE GIANT STRIDES WITH THE TIVOLI

25-06-2015

Stop what you're doing and give the next sentence your full attention. SsangYong has built a car that thousands of people really will want to buy — if only they give it a fair chance. The Korando aside, the Korean manufacturer has stuck to using robust but outdated tech to build capable…

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SsangYong Tivoli launch creates a buzz

25-06-2015

The new SsangYong Tivoli SUV was launched with a multimedia campaign led by a 30 second TV commercial. Created by Kindred and filmed in London, the commercial features a swarm of sleek, micro-sized, surveillance drones which are irresistibly drawn to the car. They proceed to glide around the…

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SsangYong Tivoli's space odyssey

24-06-2015

Collins English Dictionary defines luxury as: “Something pleasant and satisfying”. Granted, luxury isn’t something you automatically think of when presented with a small crossover that starts at £12,950, but the all-new SsangYong Tivoli has a habit of surprising you when you…

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SsangYong are on song

19-06-2015

SSANGYONG are getting cooler with their own Gangnam Style. The Korean firm have their go in the district famous by the catchy chart hit from Psy that was the first YouTube video to reach one billion views three years ago. And now SsangYong are rocketing up the charts on our shores thanks to their HQ…

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Ssangyong Tivoli (2015) review

18-06-2015

Not since Chris Waddle’s mullet has anything been less fashionable than Ssangyong. And news that the Koreans who brought us such zingers as Rodius and Rexton are about to enter the compact SUV market must surely be causing rib-threatening laughter down the Nissan Juke Owners Club. But read our…

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Tivoli's design cues are a breath of fresh air

18-06-2015

It’s fair to say that hyperbole and hot air are never in short supply when a manufacturer launches a new car. The car maker wants you to believe that its shiny baby is the best thing since sliced bread and is destined for greatness - certainly the class favourite at any rate. It’s the…

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SsangYong Tivoli (2015 -) Review

17-06-2015

When SsangYong says it’s hoping to ‘Escape from the Ordinary’ with its new Tivoli, you quickly realise how important this car is for the company. This car, the first developed by new owner Mahindra & Mahindra, represents a new dawn for the firm and aims to finally make the…

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SsangYong has launched a £1 million TV advertising campaign around its new Tivoli SUV model

16-06-2015

The first ad shows a swarm of sleek, micro-sized surveillance drones drawn to the car. They glide around the bodywork before swooping in through the side windows to take a closer look inside. Steve Gray, marketing and communications director of SsangYong Motor UK, said: ‘The creative…

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Create your own distinctive Tivoli

12-06-2015

News: SMC Plymouth says new SsangYong will be 'a winner' with customers THE CONTEMPORARY SsangYong Tivoli B-segment SUV arrives in the UK this summer, with prices starting from £12,950. "This is a car that will really put SsangYong on the map and change brand perceptions,"…

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TIVOLI TACKLES ITS TASK

12-06-2015

The Tivoli is the new B-segment SUV from SsangYong and it is probably the most important vehicle produced by this South Korean manufacturer. In the UK, SsangYong is felt as something of a niche manufacturer; but the Tivoli has been launched as a global vehicle and great things are expected –…

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The Tivoli…Yong At Heart

12-06-2015

SsangYong treads new ground with its compact crossover, the Tivoli. The SsangYong Tivoli takes the fight to compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke and the Renault Captur with budget pricing, a gutsy 125PS engine and build quality the like of which you wouldn't credit at this price point. As…

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SsangYong brings models to Motability

11-06-2015

The Rexton W EXL is available as part of the Motability scheme through SsangYong dealers SSANGYONG Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of…

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New Tivoli is modern, safe and well built

11-06-2015

SSANGYONG'S new compact SUV, the Tivoli, is now available from Unity Coventry. With its contemporary design and well styled and finished interior, this is a modern, safe, well-built and comprehensively equipped car, and at a price and warranty level no other brand can match. Choose between a 1.6…

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Tivoli takes a bow

11-06-2015

SsangYong, the ‘other’ Korean manufacturer, has released prices for its new Tivoli SUV. The range kicks off with the entry-level SE model at £12,950 and goes through the £14,600 EX, and on to the top-of-the-range ELX at £16,000. Buyers have a choice between 1.6litre…

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SSANGYONG

11-06-2015

SSANGYONG has crunched the numbers and the £12,950 Tivoli SUV is £159 a month over three years with a £2,993 deposit. The 1.6-litre manual (petrol or diesel) has stop/go, cruise control, Bluetooth, seven airbags, 16in alloys and comes with that excellent five-year warranty. For…

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SsangYong joins Motability

11-06-2015

SSANGYONG Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment and the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or the Armed…

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First Drive: SsangYong Tivoli

10-06-2015

What’s new? Stop what you're doing and give the next sentence your full attention. SsangYong has built a car that thousands of people really will want to buy – if only they give it a fair chance. The Korando aside, the Korean manufacturer has stuck to using robust but outdated tech…

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New June price list for Motability scheme

10-06-2015

The latest Motability price list for April LO June features more than 2,000 cars from 32 manufacturers, including new additions SsangYong and Jeep. There are nearly 200 cars available for less than the mobility allowance and over 500 cars available for no advance payment, including the KIA Soul 1.6…

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SsangYong SUV to ‘cause a stir'

10-06-2015

THE contemporary SsangYong Tivoli B-segment SUV is now available from SsangYong dealers, with prices starting from just £12,950. Speaking at the launch, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, said: "In the highly competitive compact SUV sector, Tivoli is a car that's really going…

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First drive: SsangYong Tivoli

09-06-2015

The Korean brand has carved a niche in big, tough, cheap SUVs. As it enters the B-segment crossover market with a sub-£13,000 price tag, should mainstream brands worry? For more information on the SsangYong Tivoli please click here

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SSANGS OF PRAISE

09-06-2015

Tax is a touchy subject at present and there's no doubt that the opportunities for creative accounting are ably assisted by a HMRC system as intricate as a Louis Van Gaal tactical dossier. Having said that any businessman who is not actively seeking out the rules that will benefit his bottom…

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SsangYong launches the new Tivoli

08-06-2015

THE contemporary SsangYong Tivoli B-segment SUV is now available from SsangYong dealers, with prices starting from just £12, 950. Speaking at the launch, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, said: "In the highly competitive compact SUV sector, Tivoli is a car that's really going…

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SsangYong announces the launch of the all-new Tivoli in the UK

08-06-2015

South Korea based vehicle manufacturer SsangYong Motor has announced on June 5 that the contemporary SsangYong Tivoli B-segment SUV is now available from all its dealers in the UK. Speaking at the launch, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK, said: "In the highly competitive compact SUV…

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SsangYong Commercials: Commercial Travellers

05-06-2015

South Korean company SsangYong now has three load-hauling 4x4s, one of them new. We sampled the trio in a rather unexpected place.. Picture, if you will, London's North Circular Road. A cold January day: rain and sleet in the air, snow fore-cast. Not the most likely place for an off-roader…

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SsangYong Tivoli 1.6 SE

03-06-2015

South Korea’s budget 4x4 brand joins the compact budget crossover fray   The new Tivoli is SsangYong's bargain-priced competition for the Nissan Juke and Citroén C4 Cactus. It's made by South Korea's own 4x4 brand — the same people who brought you the Musso,…

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SsangYong Tivoli

01-06-2015

The Korean auto maker hopes that its new B-segment crossover — developed with the help of international specialists - will bring it success in Europe and, eventually, North America WORDS BY GRAHAM HEEPS   SsangYong Motor continues its journey into the global mainstream with the…

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SSANGYONG

01-06-2015

The long awaited challenger to the Nissan Juke was revealed in Europe for the first time at the Geneva motor show, and now SsangYong has revealed prices for its Tivoli compact crossover vehicle. And true to their word about being competitive, the cheapest diesel derivative is priced at El 4,200 for…

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SSANGYONG

01-06-2015

A new flagship edition of the Rexton W range has been announced by SsangYong, wearing the ELX nameplate Power comes from the familiar 1 53bhp 2.0-litre turbo diesel power plant, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Based on the existing EX model, the additional £2,000 buys you…

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IAN LAMMING ASSESSES THE REBIRTH OF A MARQUE WITH THE NEW SSANGYONG TIVOLI

01-06-2015

Everything in the garden is definitely rosy down at SsangYong. One look at the new Tivoli tells you that the revival of this Korean manufacturer continues apace. As if Korando and Rexton W weren’t enough, SsangYong has now added another SUV to the range, the Tivoli and it stands out from the…

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SsangYong Tivoli 1.6 review: 2015 first drive

29-05-2015

SsangYong hopes the Tivoli will thrust the brand into our hearts. We reckon some of you might grow to love it Gavin Braithwaite-Smith | May 2015 This is a landmark moment. SsangYong has finally delivered a car with genuine mass market appeal that can hold its own in a fiercely competitive…

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Ssangyong plans new ‘design icon’ Wrangler rival

28-05-2015

Korea’s 60-year-old 4x4 brand Ssangyong is planning to open a new era in its history with the launch of a high-design SUV to build its brand equity – and with which to finally launch itself into the North American market. Now 80-per-cent owned by Indian car-maker Mahindra, Ssangyong is…

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SsangYong Tivoli

27-05-2015

The SMMT test day at Millbrook is an annual event where most manufacturers' press departments bring their latest models for the motoring journalists and reporters to drive around the Millbrook facility, which is just off Junction 13 of the M1. This year, some old and classic cars were there to…

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2015 Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6 SE review

26-05-2015

What is it?:  The Ssangyong Tivoli is bargain-priced competition for the Nissan Juke and Citroën C4 Cactus. It's made by South Korea’s own 4x4 brand - the people who brought you the Musso, Korando and Rexton. Going on sale as just about every other car maker in the universe…

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Korando boosts its hefty payload

22-05-2015

Road test: SsangYong’s new tonne-up Sports pick-up is just the business With an increased payload of 1,050kg, the SsangYong Korando Sports one-tonne pick-up is the most practical, comprehensively-equipped and affordable of its kind. The new Korando Sports has been fitted with uprated and…

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SsangYong signs-up to Motability

21-05-2015

SsangYong Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Motability Component of Personal Independence Payment, the War Pensioners’ Motability Supplement or the…

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SsangYong enters motability deal

20-05-2015

SsangYong Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Motability Component of Personal Independence Payment, the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or the Armed…

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SSANGS OF PRAISE

20-05-2015

Lee Jones weighs up the increased payload of the new SsangYong Korando Sports pick-up. Tax is a touchy subject at present and there’s no doubt that the opportunities for creative accounting are ably assisted by a HMRC system as intricate as a Louis Van Gaal tactical dossier. Having said that…

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Motability Scooter Options

19-05-2015

SsangYong Korando SUV, Rexton W 4x4 and Turismo MPV are now available to those receiving the Higher Rate Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Rate of the Motability Component of Personal Independence Payment, the Way Pensioners’ Motability Supplement or the…

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Cut-price SUV by SsangYong

15-05-2015

Just as the green-welly brigade now seem happy to be filling up their shopping trollies in budget supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl, they could be ripe for a cut-price SUV. And that's what Korean car manufacturer SsangYong is hoping with its latest range of few-frills mud-pluggers now being…

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SsangYong has it spot on with stylish Tivoli

13-05-2015

FROM: Peter Samwell PROVIDED we can all get over our badge snobbery, the SsangYong Tivoli looks to be on to a winner with a magical combination right for 2015 — good design, good spec, reasonable quality and great pricing. Everything in the garden looks rosy. For more information on the…

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Korando jumps the Wall

06-05-2015

Cheap transport has to be poor transport, right? Not necessarily, as we discover in this month’s double-cab pick-up test… Blue ‘Wall’ plays a white ‘Yong’   Setting owner pride to one side, there is something to say for buying low-cost transport for the farm…

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SsangYong Tivoli

01-05-2015

Finally, after what has seemed like an endless flow of concept cars to preview the look of SsangYong’s new crossover vehicle, the production ready car has been unveiled. The new 1.6-litre Tivoli is a compact Juke rival and goes on sale here midway through the year. For more information on the…

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STYLISH NEW MODEL

30-04-2015

SsangYong has added a new model to its Rexton W range. It’s the Rexton W ELX and includes leather upholstery, multifunction steering wheel and updated instrumentation. On top of that it has 18in diamond cut alloys, plus LED running lights, parking sensors, heated seats and sat-nav. It’s…

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Rexton enters exec territory

25-04-2015

SsangYong is adding a new upmarket version of its Rexton to the line-up for 2015, pitching the brand into new executive territory with a price tag nudging £28,000.                 The Rexton is the workhorse that people…

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Tivoli Bargains

16-04-2015

SsangYong has released prices and specs for its new Tivoli compact SUV. There’s a choice of two and four-wheel drive powertrains, plus the option of 1.6-litre petrol or diesel engines. The range has three trim levels – with SE, EX, and ELX. The SE weighs in at £12,950 and comes…

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2015 SsangYong Tivoli prices to start at less than £13k

15-04-2015

The SsangYong Tivoli will undercut small SUV rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur when it arrives in UK dealers in June, the firm has announced. The Korean brand's new offering will start at £12,950, or around £700 less than the entry-level Juke, and…

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Price is right for sub - £13k SsangYong Tivoli

15-04-2015

SsangYong has revealed that its Tivoli compact crossover will start at a supermini-rivalling price of £12,950.                 We drive the newcomer on UK roads for the first time on Page 34, and a petrol-powered SE…

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SsangYong Tivoli Test Drive

15-04-2015

The new SsangYong Tivoli is yet another entrant into the supermini-SUV class, but it marks an important milestone for the Korean brand, which has always lived in the shadow of Hyundai and Kia. While SsangYong’s previous efforts have lacked the quality, design and tech to make an impact in the…

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SsangYong is a brand to keep a very close eye on

15-04-2015

Welcome to what we’ve christened Auto Express Model Year 2016. To borrow more from the car industry vernacular, we’ve made a few tweaks to our design language, given you more space inside and there’s even more of the high-quality content that has helped us become Britain’s…

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SsangYong Tivoli

13-04-2015

The all-new SsangYong Tivoli is a crucial new car that will take the Korean brand into a popular market segment. The Tivoli sits on the first new platform developed since SsangYong’s takeover by Mahindra. Designed as a rival to the Nissan Juke, the new Tivoli seats five and is available with a…

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SsangYong Korando SportsPick-up

13-04-2015

The Korando Sports is SsangYong’s pick-up truck. The Korean brand, who specialise in rugged 4x4 vehicles, has just increased the payload of this LCV to 1,050 tonnes. Not only does this open up their market and make the Korando Sports even more usable, it also means the owner will qualify for…

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Much more than just a car with that funny name

13-04-2015

Ask a friend or a member of your family if they’ve ever heard of SsangYong. We’d be happy to bet a fair slice of Baggot’s weekly pay packet that not many of them will admit to knowing it’s the name of a manufacturer, let alone that it’s Korea’s oldest brand of…

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Geneva Gossip

13-04-2015

This year’s Geneva motor show was probably most remarkable for having new and efficient technology on shows than new cars. While smaller companies like Qoros and SsangYong revealed exciting cars to compete in some of the toughest segments, the interesting juxtaposition of the Chinese…

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Ambitious SsangYong

13-04-2015

SsangYong has announced ambitious plans for the future. One part of that programme is bringing out one new model every year between now and 2020. And, says Paul Williams, the CEO of SsangYong UK, that’s a brand-new model, not just a bit of spit and polish and a quick refresh of an existing…

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SsangYong is launching a value for money five-door sports car from under £13,000

12-04-2015

Never mind John Prescott's 'Two Jags'. Thrifty motorists whose budgets won't stretch to the favourite luxury car of the Labour peer might consider 'two dragons' instead. For Korea's SsangYong is launching a new sports utility vehicle from under £13,000 that promises…

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SsangYong shows off electric Tivoli EVR concept

09-03-2015

The Ssangyong Tivoli EVR features an electric motor supported by a one-cylinder range-extender engine. The Mahindra Group-owned SsangYong has revealed an extended-range electric version of its new Tivoli SUV, an intended rival for the likes of the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, at the Geneva Motor…

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SsangYong Tivoli EVR Is A Carbon Fibre-Clad Crossover You’ll Actually Want

06-03-2015

SsangYong, best known for the sterling achievement of being the oldest car manufacturer in Korea, revealed a new futuristic concept at the Geneva Motor Show this week. It’s an adaptation of the warmly-anticipated crossover that the brand has been teasing since, basically, forever. It’s…

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SsangYong Tivoli Makes European Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

04-03-2015

Previewed in January by the South Korea-spec model and a number of concepts prior to that, the SsangYong Tivoli finally arrived in production-ready format on the Old Continent as well. Although it wasn’t a huge hit with the Geneva crowd, the Tivoli is highly promising. Some people may say that…

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GENEVA: SsangYong eyes Tivoli springboard to recovery

04-03-2015

Lee Yoo-il, CEO of Ssangyong Motors, has told just-auto that he expects the Mahindra-owned company to return to profitability "maybe next year" as output and sales continue to rise. Speaking at the Geneva Show where SsangYong showed its Tivoli compact SUV, Lee said that the company has…

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Geneva show – SsangYong game changer?

04-03-2015

SsangYong is debuting its Tivoli in Geneva, the Korean brand’s first B-segment crossover and the first new model since the Korando launched in 2010. It’s also the first car to emerge since the brand merged with Mahindra & Mahindra in 2011. “After some 42 months of development…

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2015 Geneva Motor Show review

04-03-2015

The next wave of new cars destined for UK showrooms have been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. As the first major motor show of the year, Geneva is the place where all manufacturers choose to make a splash by unveiling production models, showing their future intent with concepts or announcing…

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SsangYong gets stylish with new Tivoli crossover

03-03-2015

In the past, you might have only known SsangYong as the company responsible for The Ugliest Cars In The World, but recently, the Korean automaker has been trying a little harder to be more modern and, well, competitive. The company's latest offering is this, the Tivoli crossover, making its…

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Ssangyong Tivoli B-segment crossover unveiled at Geneva

03-03-2015

Ssangyong's B-segment crossover, the Tivoli, has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show. Available in two- and four- wheel drive, the model aims to compete in the sector currently occupied by the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. The 1.6 litre petrol engine with two wheel drive and…

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Tivoli poised to take on the world

03-03-2015

KOREAN brand SsangYong is launching a car it believes will herald a new beginning for the company worldwide. The new Tivoli compact SUV hits the streets in May and has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show under the theme New Start with Tivoli. SsangYong chief Yoo-il Lee said: "This is not…

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Off-roaders reach new peaks as market shifts

03-03-2015

What do Jaguar, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have in common? They are British marques, they are owned by foreign companies and they are piling into the must-have car of the 21st century: the sport utility vehicle. As the great and the good of the car industry assemble in Geneva today for the annual motor…

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2015 Ssangyong Tivoli SUV on display in Geneva

03-03-2015

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…

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2015 SsangYong Tivoli on display in Geneva

03-03-2015

New baby SUV rival for the Nissan Juke shown in Geneva ahead of UK sales starting in May The SsangYong Tivoli, a rival for the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, has received its international debut at the Geneva motor show. The Tivoli is 4.2 metres long, around five centimetres longer than a Nissan…

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Geneva 2015: Ssangyong

02-03-2015

New small SUV from South Korean manufacturer Aims at Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008 Prices expected to start at around £13,0000 Cars on show: Tivoli Yet another entry into the small SUV market, the Tivoli is actually named after an Italian town. The South Korean firm claims it…

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SsangYong planning rugged Suzuki Jimny rival

02-03-2015

Based on a stretched version of Tivoli’s platform, rougher tougher SUV will give SsangYong an off-road icon of its own. SsangYong might have only sold 1,800 cars in the UK last year, but it was the third fastest growing brand behind MG and Maserati. And the rise of the Korean manufacturer…

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SsangYong Tivoli

27-02-2015

What is it? New baby SUV to rival the Citroen C4 Cactus and Renault Captur Verdict Beaten by the class best, but will appeal on value THE SSANGYONG TIVOLI is a small five-seat SUV that will be offered with 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines, six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes and - by the end…

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Fresh pick-up lines

26-02-2015

SsangYong has taken its Korando Sports Pick-Up and fitted uprated rear springs to the rear suspension. This simple change has increased the Korando's payload to 1,050kg. Prices start from £14,995 plus VAT, which makes the SsangYong one of the most affordable pick-ups on the market. There…

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Korando Sports Pick-up

26-02-2015

With an increased payload of 1,050kg, the Korando Sports one tonne pick-up is now the most practical, comprehensively equipped and affordable pick-up in the market. The new Korando Sports has been fitted with uprated and progressive rear coil springs within the existing multi-link rear suspension…

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SSANGYONG

26-02-2015

The New Year is being celebrated with a series of special offers for the SsangYong range. Headed up by a special version of the Korando called the LE, it features 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, privacy glass and rear parking sensors, as well as climate control, heated front seats…

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No frills - no problem

26-02-2015

Simon Tooth discovers why SsangYong claims to be a 'brand on the move' My first experience of SsangYong was a journey from Suffolk to Glasgow and back within the space of 36 hours in a Korando Sports pick-up with technical editor Dan Gilkes. It was a comfortable, easy drive, eating up the…

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SsangYong hits VAT threshold

26-02-2015

SangYong has equipped its Korando Sports pick-up with revised rear springs that offer a payload increase to 1,050kg, and a 2.7-tonne towing capacity. The pick-up does retain independent coil springs at the rear however, providing a far more comfortable ride than many of its leaf-sprung competitors.…

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Tonne-up for Ssangyong Korando Sports

26-02-2015

The Ssangyong Korando Sports has been given an upgrade to its multi-link rear suspension, with the pick-up’s payload capability increasing to just over a tonne as a result of the changes. The Korando Sports can now carry a payload of 1,050kg on its load deck, a development which, along with…

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SsangYong reveals baby crossover

26-02-2015

After what has seemed like an endless supply of concept cars at international motor shows, SsangYong has finally taken the wraps off its new compact crossover vehicle. Named after an Italian town near Rome, the new Tivoli has been in development for the past three and a half years, and will arrive…

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SsangYong’s pick-up goes ton-up

26-02-2015

SsangYong has increased the payload capacity of its Korando Sports pick-up to over a tonne. The new version can now carry loads of up to 1,050kg, thanks to uprated progressive springs in the multi-link rear suspension – the Korando being the only pick-up with a multi-link setup. Other…

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SsangYong Tivoli (15 on) – Review

22-02-2015

Summary The SsangYong Tivoli has been tested in freezing winter weather and scorching deserts – such is the South Korean manufacturer's determination to unseat its crossover rivals Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, and Peugeot 2008. Sharing its name with an Italian town, the Tivoli is the…

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SsangYong to debut all-new Tivoli at Geneva Motor Show

20-02-2015

SsangYong Tivoli 2015 SsangYong Motor Company will stage the international launch of the all-new Tivoli at the Geneva Motor Show, next month. The company's all-new B-segment SUV will be available with either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or 1.6-litre diesel unit, with two-wheel or four-wheel drive.…

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SsangYong to reveal the Tivoli at Geneva

19-02-2015

Ssangyong will stage its international launch of Tivoli- the company’s all-new B-segment SUV at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The new car takes its name from Tivoli, the Italian town near Rome with a reputation for style, and noted for its cultural heritage and beauty. For SsangYong,…

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Korea’s Lost Sole

01-02-2015

IMI Magazine speaks to Korea’s oldest automotive manufacturer, SsangYong, which is hoping to achieve a Skoda-like transformation in terms of both trade and consumer perception with the launch of the new Tivoli. Could it represent a new revenue stream for your dealership? Read on… Why…

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SsangYong to Debut Juke-Rivalling Tivoli in Geneva

30-01-2015

SsangYong has confirmed that its new B-Segment crossover will make its initial European appearance in Geneva Motor Show. The new Tivoli has been named right after an Italian town next to Rome, famous for its cultural heritage and beauty according to Ssangyong. The Korean organization, once known for…

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Confidence in SsangYong grows as 10 new dealers sign up

01-12-2014

A further 10 new sales and service dealers have signed up to present SsangYong, Korea's oldest car brand, bringing to 20 the number of new dealers appointed this year. The new appointments are: • Frasers of Falkirk, Falkirk, Scotland • Klic Cars, Dumfries, Scotland • Bescol…

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FINE AND DANDY

01-11-2014

One of the on-going themes of this magazine, indeed a recurring theme of conversations between the majority of off-road enthusiasts, is that things are getting soft. All these new soft-roaders in the SUV market are not for real men; well, welcome to one that proudly ignores current trends.…

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