The SsangYong Tivoli Air which made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year as the XLV has been launched in its home market, South Korea. The new derivative targets customers who are looking for more storage space without having to go for a much larger traditional UV.
The Tivoli Air a.k.a. XLV retains the regular Tivoli’s wheelbase of 2,600 mm but is longer by 235 mm. The additional length comes from the extruded rear overhang. Visually, the larger variant gets a slightly different front bumper and an all-new front fascia which is designed to mask the added bulk.
Inside, the Tivoli Air offers a massive boot space of 720 litres with the rear seats on and 1,440 litres with the rear seats folded. The car also comes equipped with a 220 V inverter at the rear for common electric appliances. Capitalizing on the added real estate, the rear seats can recline up to 32.5 degrees.
SsangYong is not offering 3rd of seats in the Air as on now but an emerging market-spec variant with 7-seats would make for an attractive proposition.
Power comes from the familiar 1.6-litre diesel engine which is paired either to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission to produce 115 PS and 300 Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre petrol engine has been given a miss by the Air.
The regular SsangYong Tivoli was showcased at the Indian Auto Expo in February. It remains to be seen which of these two body styles will eventually make it to our shores. In South Korea, the SsangYong Tivoli Air is priced between Won 19,490,000-24,490,000 (around INR 11.25-14.14 lakhs).