The SsangYong Tivoli will be launched in New Zealand this weekend, the company confirmed today.
In the press release distributed this afternoon, the company stresses on the appearance of the sub-compact crossover, saying that it has a design comparable with that of a Range Rover Evoque and Mini Countryman. While that is subjective, the Tivoli is the company’s best looking model in today’s lineup.
New Zealand gets the Tivoli in three trim levels – Sport Manual at NZ$24,990, Sport Auto at NZ$26,990 and Limited Auto at NZ$30,990. Standard features include ESP, HSA, ABS, driver, front passenger and curtain airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels with full size spare, cruise control, Bluetooth and isofix.
Body paint choices include seven colours – Grand White, Silent Silver, Flaming Red, Dandy Blue, Space Black, Icecap Blue and Techno Gray. A dual tone styling pack will also be offered with Grand White, Silent Silver, Flaming Red, Dandy Blue and Space Black body colours. Choosing this pack with Grand White, Silent Silver or Flaming Red exterior colour, the roof, alloy wheels and the rear spoiler come painted black. The same styling pack chosen with Dandy Blue or Space Black body colours comes with white roof, exterior mirrors and rear spoiler and silver alloy wheels.
As seen with other markets, the company is offering only the 1.6-litre inline four cylinder petrol engine initially. The engine produces 94.1 kW (126 hp) and 160 Nm of torque, and only a front-wheel drive drivetrain is offered.
Transmission choices on the Sport trim level include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic, while the Limited trim level comes exclusively with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy figure is rated at 18.18 km/l (manual)/17.54 km/l (auto). CO2 emissions figure is marked at 154 g/km (manual)/167 g/km (auto).
The B-segment crossover will rival the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, Mitsubishi ASX, Ford EcoSport, and the likes.