The SsangYong Tivoli diesel will reportedly start shipping to overseas markets in June this year, a month before the home market gets it. While there’s still no clue about when the 4WD model will be launched, some details have been released on the diesel model.
According to a new report from Korea Joongang Daily, Ha Kwang-yong, Senior Managing Director of the company, has said that the Ssangyong Tivoli diesel is being tested to ensure that it adheres to the Euro 6 standards. The diesel model is being checked to see if any more improvements need to be made, as its local consumers are more sensitive to fuel efficiency and noises, Mr. Kwnang-yong adds.
He claims that the diesel model will offer fuel efficiency than the GM’s Trax which sold under Chevrolet and Holden brands depending on the market.
While one would consider it obvious that he was referring to the fuel economy of the Trax sold in South Korea, it isn’t so. In South Korea, the Trax is available only with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine which offers a combined fuel economy of 12.2 km/l. So he might be referring to the UK-spec Trax diesel which is powered by a 1.7-litre turbodiesel and offers a fuel economy of 22.22 km/l.
[Source: Korea Joongang Daily]