Red SsangYong Tivoli spied in India without any camouflage
The car will be pitted against the Hyundai Creta.
Spyshots of the SsangYong Tivoli are pouring in as the premium compact crossover kicked off its testing regime in India last. The completely undisguised test mule has been spied for the first time. The images were clicked outside Mahindra corporate office in Mumbai.
Showcased at the Auto Expo earlier last year, the widely acclaimed global crossover is the first SsangYong product to be developed fully under Mahindra’s ownership. Adopting a new design language and platform, the Tivoli is the company’s turnaround specialist.
The car measures 4,195 mm in length and is roughly the same size as the popular Hyundai Creta. Mahindra is quiet about its plans for the crossover but if it goes on sale in India, it will be locking horns with the fellow South Korean.
The richly-equipped Tivoli comes packed with goodies like projector headlamps, LED DRLs, alloy wheels, LED taillights, dual-tone dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system, multiple airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, dual-zone automatic climate control, and so on.
Powering the SsangYong Tivoli are 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit puts out 128 PS and 160 Nm of torque while the diesel mill is good for 115 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Transmission options include 6-speed manual and automatic units. Higher variants come with 4×4 system.
Mahindra is also in the process of developing its own crossover derivatives on SsangYong Tivoli’s X100 platform. Spied already on test, this one is codenamed S201.