Following teaser and fully revealing images from December last year, SsangYong has officially unveiled the Tivoli compact SUV in Seoul, South Korea

Following the teaser and fully revealing images from December last year, SsangYong has officially unveiled the Tivoli compact SUV in Seoul, South Korea.

The Mahindra-owned company has developed a completely new product that is based on the new X100 platform. The design of the Tivoli is heavily influenced by the XIV Air and XIV Adventure concepts from 2014 Paris Motor Show and features aggressive bumpers, black plastic wheel arches and LED daytime running lights integrated in the headlamps.

The interior is equipped with seven airbags, dual-zone climate control system, rearview camera and infotainment system with a touchscreen display and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Tivoli is powered by a newly developed 1.6-liter e-XGi 160 petrol engine, generating 126 HP (93 kW) and 157 Nm (116 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to either an automatic gearbox or a manual transmission, both with six gears. Average fuel economy is rated at 8.1 l/100 km for the manual version and at 8.3 l/100 km for the auto.

The South Korean manufacturer aims to sell around 100,000 units of the model per year. Sales of the SUV will start from its homeland from this month, while European, Chinese and South American markets will follow at a later date.

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