SsangYong has extended its Tivoli range and the load capacity of the standard SUV with the launch of the larger Tivoli XLV.
The new model grows the load capacity of the SUV from 423 litres to 720 litres and comes with a 113bhp 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine offering fuel economy claims of up to 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 117g/km.
Prices start at £18,250 for the new model which goes on sale this week, with introductory offers delivering a 35 month PCP agreement at a rate of £198 per month (subject to a £5,000 customer deposit).
Paul Williams, chief executive of SsangYong Motor UK, said: “The SUV market has seen rapid growth and our new Tivoli launched last year is already the best-selling model launched by SsangYong. Some 100,000 have now been sold around the world.
“Tivoli has been praised universally for meeting a number of customer requirements, not least its ability to carry five adults in comfort, and for having one of the largest boot capacities in its class.
“Now SsangYong has gone a step further by launching an extended car to provide even more carrying capacity and practicality, and we believe that this will enable us to compete with SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai, but also station wagon style cars like the MINI Clubman, Skoda Yeti & Roomster and other small estates."
Prices start from just £18,250 for the Tivoli XLV 1.6 diesel manual 2WD – £1,000 more than for the equivalent Tivoli ELX – £19,250 with automatic transmission, £19,500 for theTivoli XLV 1.6 diesel manual 4x4, and £20,500 for the 4x4 with automatic.
Sharing the same platform as the Tivoli, the XLV is 238mm longer than standard car.
Among the standard safety equipment are seven airbags – including front, side and curtain airbags – plus a driver’s knee airbag, brake assist and hill start assist.
Among the other specification highlights is digital-dual zone automatic air conditioning, an infotainment system with RDS radio, 7” high-resolution touch screen, USB/AUX port, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, TomTom satnav and rear view camera.
Cruise control, parking sensors front and rear, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation and stylish roof rails are also available.