Collins English Dictionary defines luxury as: “Something pleasant and satisfying”. Granted, luxury isn’t something you automatically think of when presented with a small crossover that starts at £12,950, but the all-new SsangYong Tivoli has a habit of surprising you when you least expect it.
So, what exactly do you get for your money? Let’s start with full leather upholstery – grey or beige on EX and ELX spec, together with front seat heaters.
Air-conditioning is handy for keeping occupants comfortable – it’s standard on entry-level SE trim. EX and ELX get dual-zone climate control, which is great for when your front passenger wants to be warm and you’d like to stay cool. While we’re on the subject of weather, how about automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers (ELX), plus cruise control (all models), a reversing camera (EX and ELX) and front and rear parking sensors (ELX)?
How does an instrument cluster with a choice of six colour options grab you? You get it on ELX trim. A crisp, 7.0in touchscreen with an RDS radio with USB, aux and HDMI input would be brilliant, as would Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free phone calls - all of these features come with EX and ELX specs, while the latter also gets TomTom sat-nav.