Concept for seven-seat SUV to be shown at Frankfurt
Doug Revolta Autocar
3 September 2015

A seven-seater, long-wheelbase version of the Ssangyong Tivoli will be shown at the Frankfurt motor show this month.

Read our review of the Ssangyong Tivoli XLV

The Ssangyong XLV-Air is described as a pre-production version of the long-bodied version of the Tivoli that is due to be launched early in 2016. Ssangyong has not revealed many details of the car yet, but has said it will bring more luggage space and a choice of 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. It is expected to come with seven seats and will be offered with two or four wheel drive.

Also on the Ssangyong stand at Frankfurt is the XAV-Adventure, which is described as being a modern take on the Korando. Both cars have only been revealed as sketches now, with more information expected closer to the show.

A seven-seat version of the SsangYong Tivoli has previously been spotted testing.

The prototype was spied out testing with a five-seat Tivoli and appeared much longer around the C-pillar than its five-seat sibling to accommodate a third row seat and more interior space.

The manufacturer has made a commitment to release a new model every year up to 2020 so the seven-seater seems likely to reach these shores.

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4 March 2014
Those are very thick C pillars. Why do so many manufacturers think that seeing out isn't important any more?

6 March 2014
This new SsangYong concept sure is a huge improvement on that utterly awful SUV thingy they produced some years back, which could surely of been classified as one of the ugliest vehicles that was ever been put into production! Some tasteless chap still drives around in one where I live.

Cyborg

3 September 2015
@Cyborg, from what I have seen, the Rodius is a vehicle of choice for airport taxi services! That concept could almost be a next gen Cactus (just add air-bumps).

TS7

3 September 2015
... whether Citroen are preparing a legal case...

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