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SsangYong Tivoli styling
From the front, the XLV appears almost identical to the regular Tivoli, but the increased size becomes obvious around the side and at the back.
While the wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) remains the same, 238mm of extra bodywork has grown out from the rear. An extra glass area blends from behind the rear passenger doors into the boot lid, which tails off much more steeply than in the smaller model. The shape of the XLV’s tail lights have been tweaked subtly relative to the standard Tivoli, too.
SsangYong Tivoli interior
Much like the outside, little has changed up front in the Tivoli’s cabin. That means there’s a well-equipped and roomy interior, offering a lengthy standard kit list which includes seven airbags, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a reversing camera, Tom-Tom satellite navigation, and cruise control.
The extra length may not have altered cabin space much, but it has paid dividends in the boot. The standard car’s reasonable 423-litre load bay has grown to an enormous 720 litres – that’s comfortably more than the impressive acreage you’ll find in the back of a Skoda Superb Estate.
SsangYong Tivoli driving and engines
While the regular Tivoli offers buyers a choice of petrol or diesel engines, the XLV is diesel-only. The 1.6-litre unit produces 113hp and 221lb ft of torque, and makes use of stop/start technology to save fuel. It’ll achieve a claimed 62.8mpg in manual, front-wheel drive form – 2.9mpg down on the smaller Tivoli. A six speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive models are also available.
SsangYong Tivoli prices
Though official prices have yet to be announced, we’d expect a modest step up from the cost of a regular front-wheel drive diesel Tivoli, which starts from £14,200. The extra 238mm of length is enough to make the XLV longer than rivals from the class above like the Nissan Qashqai, so at that level it should offer strong value for money.
SsangYong Tivoli release date
The XLV is due to line up for sale beside the rest of the SsangYong Tivoli range from summer 2016.