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International launch for SsangYong Tivoli XLV at Geneva

86th Geneva International Motor Show 2016

  • Multi-role compact SUV with stylish lines and increased load carrying capability
  • Room for five adults and 720 litres of boot space
  • 1.6 litre Euro 6 diesel engine
  • 6 speed manual & 6 speed Aisin automatic transmission
  • 4×4 with multi-link rear suspension for off-road capability and added safety
  • Advanced levels of safety including 7 airbags
  • Generous levels of standard equipment

SsangYong Motor Company today launched the new SsangYong XLV to the international media at the Geneva Motor Show, in Switzerland.

“Following rapid growth in the compact SUV market, we responded in 2015 by launching Tivoli, the first small SUV for SsangYong, and already the company’s most successful new car. About 64,000 cars were manufactured and sold around the world last year,” said Mr. Choi, CEO of SsangYong Motors.

The word XLV comes from “eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle”, reflecting the purpose of the car, designed as a multi-role SUV, and with its additional length extends the interior boot space to make it even more practical for family use.

Sharing the same platform with the Tivoli, the Tivoli XLV features a lengthened body from behind the C pillar – an increase of 238mm over the standard car – expanding the load capacity to a huge 720 cubic litres of space, while the large cabin provides space for five tall adults to travel with excellent leg, shoulder and head room.

Joe Harris, MD of SsangYong Motors Ireland, is happy that “the style from the Tivoli is maintained”, including its harmoniously fused SUV body design, sports coupé look and floating roofline. And adds: “by doing this, SsangYong is creating a multi-role, multi-function solution to a wide range of customers with the versatility to meet the needs of individual lifestyles”.

The e-XDi160 Euro 6 diesel engine produces 115ps/3,400 – 4,000rpm maximum power with 300Nm/1,500 – 2,500rpm, and with its fifth generation E-VGT turbocharger delivers a smooth, progressive and powerful driving experience. The 1.6 litre diesel engine achieves a CO2 emission level of just 117g/km (two-wheel drive, manual transmission with Stop/Start). Two transmissions are offered: a 6-speed manual transmission and an Aisin 6-speed automatic.

Passenger safety has been a top priority for the car, and comes with seven airbags including front, side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, multi-function ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Active Rollover Protection, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), a tyre pressure monitoring system and a warning reminder on all five seat belt positions. LED daytime running lights and projection headlights are standard, and 25 Watt HID (High Intensity Discharge) lights are also available.

The SsangYong DNA is all about 4×4, and the Tivoli XLV reflects this philosophy by being available with an intelligent 4WD system. The electronically controlled on-demand system distributes power to front and rear drive shafts, and automatically adjusts to the road surface and driving conditions to optimise performance. The Tivoli XVL 4×4 features multi-link rear suspension for a comfortable drive on the road, and increased wheel articulation for optimum grip off-road.

For increased stability and reassurance, particularly when driving on a hill or slope, the 4WD operates with Hill Start Assist which helps by delivering power to any wheels that are spinning.  And for optimised braking performance, ESP and ABS controls the 4×4 system for greater safety.

The Tivoli XLV comes with a choice of six exterior colours, which can be further personalised through the addition of two-tone body and roof colours to ensure style and further individuality.

For the interior there’s the choice of either natural beige or black, and both colour ways can be teamed with deluxe cloth, Geonic-printed TPU, or luxurious real leather. A red leather interior is also available.

The Tivoli XLV includes a comprehensive list of standard equipment – items that are often extra on other cars. There are heated front and rear seats and a digital-dual zone automatic air conditioning system.

A newly designed MP3 infotainment system and a 7” high-resolution screen, USB/AUX port enabling the streaming of content from external audio devices, Bluetooth hands-free, iPod and iPhone connection, all feature in this car. The rear camera view comes as an option.

The instrument cluster colour can be changed according to mood with a choice of six colours (red, blue, yellow, sky blue, white and black), and there is interior mood lighting to create a calming environment at night.

The Tivoli XLV is also equipped with rear and front parking sensors to aid safe and convenient parking, one-touch triple indicator direction signalling, one-touch automatic windscreen wash/wipe, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation, and an electrochromic interior rearview mirror.

The Tivoli XLV will be available in Ireland in June. It will compete in the C-Segment crossover market and the price will start from €24,000 for the entry level diesel (to be confirmed later in the year).

List of equipment: http://tinyurl.com/hbte3bw
Technical specification: http://tinyurl.com/hhp24xk 
Additional photos: http://mab.to/kj2cHKcJ8


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