Longer and more spacious SsangYong Tivoli XLV is available in two and four-wheel drive; sits on the same wheelbase as Tivoli but features extended body
Darren Moss
18 August 2016

The Ssangyong Tivoli XLV - a longer, more spacious version of the standard Tivoli crossover - is now on sale in Britain priced from £18,250.

Read the Ssangyong Tivoli XLV review here

The model, which takes inspiration from the XLV Air concept of 2015, keeps the same 2600mm wheelbase as the standard Tivoli but is stretched by 235mm from the C-pillar back, providing more storage space and room inside.

In total, carrying capacity has increased to 720 litres with its rear seats in place - well up from the 423 litres offered by the standard car.

Powertrain options include the same 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines already offered in the Tivoli, coupled to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The entry price is for the Tivoli XLV 1.6 diesel in manual two-wheel drive form. For an automatic gearbox, prices start at £19,250, while £19,500 will get a manual Tivoli XLV 1.6 diesel with all-wheel drive. Top spec all-wheel-drive automatic models start from £20,500.

Ssangyong says the Tivoli XLV “provides the versatility needed to meet a wide range of individual lifestyles”, and anticipates with the introduction of this new Tivoli variant, more than 100,000 units of the crossover will be sold in 2016.

Key rivals include the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti and Renault Kadjar.

Our Verdict

Ssangyong Tivoli

We drive Ssangyong's new small SUV, which isn't up with the best in class but is certainly worth consideration as a budget option

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2 March 2016
Ugliness runs in the family.

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

18 August 2016
^^^ SsangYong is a Chinese car company, not Japanese.

Like many car companies from China, their designs tend to take cues or straight-out copy from other car companies.

I vaguely see the Land Rover Discovery Sport in the greenhouse and two-tone roof line, and the interior looks to be lifted from the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The overall appearance is goofy and clumsy.

18 August 2016
It's South Korean. But yes, the styling of their cars is a major weakness.

"Why is http://www.nanoflowcell.com not getting more media attention? It could be the future... Now!"

18 August 2016
...and lengthened the wheelbase.

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