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Mahindra starts testing Hyundai Creta rival SsangYong Tivoli in India

SsangYong Tivoli in India

This is the first time SsangYong Tivoli has been spied on test in India.

Ssangyong, the South Korean automaker owned by Mahindra & Mahindra first unveiled the SsangYong Tivoli in South Korea almost a year ago. The car made its European debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March this year.

SsangYong Tivoli is available in a new range of petrol and diesel 4 cylinder engines. These are in the form of 1.6 liter petrol and 1.6 liter diesel engines. Both are mated to either automatic or 6 speed manual transmissions. The petrol engine is capable of 128 PS max power and 160 Nm peak torque while the diesel engine is capable of 115 PS max power and 300 Nm peak torque. Of the two, diesel option is also offered in 4×4 format.

Both these engines are also expected to feature on Mahindra XUV500, and Scorpio later on. This will enable Mahindra to tackle new-age pollution norms much more effectively.

SsangYong Tivoli in India

SsangYong Tivoli in India

Taking its name from Tivoli, an Italian town near Rome, the new car from Mahindra is noted for its distinctive styling which amalgamates culture and beauty. SsangYong claims that Tivolo is a perfect merging of style, performance and convenience features. Sporting a new front grille flanked by swept back headlamps, SsangYong Tivolo sports LED daytime running lights, wide intakes and new fog lamp designs. Sitting on well designed alloy wheels, the model also receives massive wheel arches and wing mirrors receive integrated blinkers.

Launched in the UK, price of SsangYong Tivoli ranges from £12,950 to £19,500. Expect the price of Tivoli in India to range from INR 8 lakh to 14 lakh.

Standing 4,195 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,590 mm tall with a wheel base of 2,600 mm; SsangYong Tivoli will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Maruti S-Cross, Nissan Terrano once launched in India next year.

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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