Korean firm's updated Vauxhall Mokka rival is available to order now from £13,995

Korean manufacturer Ssangyong has updated its Tivoli compact SUV for 2020 with subtly evolved styling, a revamped interior and a new 1.2-litre engine option for the European market.

The Tivoli G1.2T’s turbocharged three-cylinder motor joins the existing range of larger turbocharged four-cylinder engines, comprising a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel, and arrives as part of the brand’s drive to ‘fit European market trends’. 

With a peak power output of 126bhp and 170lb ft of torque between 1750rpm and 3500rpm, the new motor pushes the value-oriented Hyundai Kona rival from 0-62mph in 10.6sec, is capable of 42mpg and emits 153g/km of CO2 on the WLTP combined cycle. 

The new motor is available exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox and can be paired with two entry-level trim packages. The Tivoli range opens up with EX trim at £13,995, which features cruise control, electric windows, DAB radio, steel wheels and a suite of electronic driver aids as standard.

Ventura trim is priced from £16,995, and adds features including 16in alloys, leather interior elements, a 7in touchscreen with reversing camera, smartphone connectivity, a heated steering wheel, LED foglights and keyless start functionality.

The larger 1.5-litre engine is available with Ultimate trim from £19,995, while the top-rung diesel motor bumps the price up to £21,495. This trim level features a new 10.25in LCD instrument cluster and can be specified with an automatic gearbox. 

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Elsewhere, the Tivoli’s front end has been redesigned to incorporate slimmer headlight designs, a reshaped lower splitter and grille, and new air intakes. Changes at the rear are limited to the addition of a larger lower bumper and redesigned numberplate recess.

Ssangyong plans to roll out the 1.2-litre unit and the turbocharged 1.5-litre motor to its other B- and C-segment models, and is plotting the introduction of dual-clutch transmissions and mild-hybrid technology for improved emissions across the range. 

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18 May 2020

The styling is not as outlandish as many earlier efforts but the large bulges over the wheel arches and the one on the tailgate don't really work.

18 May 2020

why does south korea bother selling this turd in the UK?

18 May 2020
I don't dislike it.

18 May 2020
si73 wrote:

I don't dislike it.

Again, what is the POINT of this car?

People buy south korea cars and let them off for crap design and gutless engines because they are cheep as dirt. Apart from Motability customers who buy these what is the selling point in this bland box that costs upwards of twenty one thousand and depreciates like a rock ?

Also is there really that many Motability customers that makes leasing these profitable ?

There is more questions than answers to why this south korean carbuncle exists.

18 May 2020
nimmler wrote:

People buy south korea cars and let them off for crap design and gutless engines because they are cheep as dirt.

I don't think your comments apply to Kia and Hyundai..........any more

18 May 2020
nimmler wrote:
si73 wrote:

I don't dislike it.

Again, what is the POINT of this car? People buy south korea cars and let them off for crap design and gutless engines because they are cheep as dirt. Apart from Motability customers who buy these what is the selling point in this bland box that costs upwards of twenty one thousand and depreciates like a rock ? Also is there really that many Motability customers that makes leasing these profitable ? There is more questions than answers to why this south korean carbuncle exists.

 

You must have a terrible home life, to vent this much over a car that barely registers with most people. Taking your ire and frustrations out this way, shows you to be quite the unstable character. Cheep is apparently what budgies do, do you mean cheap?. Depreciates like a rock...exactly what does that mean?. Do you mean the way a rock falls from a higher surface, can be likened to the rate of reduction in the residual value of this car?

 

If so, say so. What other questions are there re theis car and what makes you believe that there are no answers to all of them?

18 May 2020

I don't dislike it.[/quote] Again, what is the POINT of this car? People buy south korea cars and let them off for crap design and gutless engines because they are cheep as dirt. Apart from Motability customers who buy these what is the selling point in this bland box that costs upwards of twenty one thousand and depreciates like a rock ? Also is there really that many Motability customers that makes leasing these profitable ? There is more questions than answers to why this south korean carbuncle exists.[/quote]

 

Even S T R E A K Y has taken you to task, that should make you hang your head in SHAME. What is it to you, that Ssangyong import this updated model and why do you rail against it so?. Is it crypto jealousy, do you hunger for that which you cannot aspire to?.

27 May 2020
U spelt his name rong mate!!!! Shouldnt use all those capitols , u stupid or summat????

18 May 2020

I've driven the last generation Tivoli and was quite impressed with it,while not being the most exciting car to drive ,it was very comfortable quiet and very spacious , the interior was of excellent quality if a little dated. I was most impressed by the build quality as well. Probably the main reason reason that I didn't buy one was that my nearest dealer was in Yeovil over forty miles away from my home. I'll certainly give the new Tivoli a look even though it's price has increased it's still excellent value plus the seven year warrenty is a bonus. The pricing is very keen starting at under £14k and should you wish for the opulence of the Ultimate trim level you'd still get change from £20k, notice that this time around there's no AWD version,will that follow later? 

27 May 2020
This is cheep rubbish , I wuldnt have one thats for sure!??!!

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