The Tivoli has recently been launched in Korea this week and will receive its domestic launch in Ireland in May or June of this year.
Demand from around the world for a compact size SUV offering comfort, stylish design, space and safety has been increasing, and is expected to continue, especially in the rapidly expanding B-segment of the market.
‘Tivoli’ is a car that offers the fusion of great design and sensible practicality, as well as class-leading safety and convenience, and will attract the style conscious customer who seeks form and function from their first entry into the SUV sector.
This all new car takes its name from Tivoli, the Italian town near Rome with a reputation for style. Noted for its cultural heritage and beautiful location, the gardens at Villa d’Este have inspired many others to use the name, including the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
Tivoli, SsangYong’s new compact SUV is designed to provide both pleasure and excitement, is the first new model to be launched following the merger of SsangYong and Mahindra & Mahindra.
It is the result of 42 months of development and an investment of 350 billion Korean won, and will compete strongly on design, safety and convenience.
Following on from the Korando - an car well regarded for its more youthful and creative styling - Tivoli will take these young, powerful and robust design cues to a new generation around the world who seek their first SUV.
Under development for the past three years and seen in concept form at four recent international motor shows, Tivoli features a dynamic, urban look with a contemporary silhouette, and embodies the rhythmical motion of SsangYong’s design language, ‘Nature-born 3 Motion’ - Rhythmical, Dynamic and Dignified.
Inspired by contemporary city architecture, the car’s beautiful lines also reflect the fluidity found in nature.
The front of the car conveys a strong and purposeful look. The width is emphasised by the car’s slim-line grille through to the headlights, which together have been inspired by a bird’s wings in flight.
While the front bumper communicates strength, particularly emphasised by its dynamic air intake, the bonnet line is softer in character and stretches widely.
In profile, the car’s rhythmical character flows through to the rear bumper to give a voluminous and strong stance, complemented by 16” or 18” alloy or 18” diamond cut wheels.
The wide C pillar as another design cue endorsing SsangYong’s reputation for strong, powerful SUVs, while the chrome line detailing that flows from around the rear door, across the front door, and around the rear of the bonnet imbues Tivoli with a premium and sporting tone.
At the rear, the balanced and well-proportioned look continues Tivoli’s confident, youthful image, with the rhythm continuing through the rear light units to link the side and rear in harmony. The rear bumper provides a strong base, above which sits the wide opening tailgate, and below, the centrally mounted rear fog lamp.
The interior offers the modernity of a luxurious living space, with a stylish and contemporary look.