A couple of spy images that surfaced online yesterday show what it seems to be a test mule of the facelifted Ssangyong Tivoli SUV. The left-hand-drive model was spotted on the Salem-Coimbatore highway.
In a surprise of sorts, a prototype of the global-spec SsangYong Tivoli (facelift) version was spied in India recently. The recent spy pictures have not only dropped a big hint about the thorough revisions made on the vehicle, but also show that the new model could be India-bound. In fact, the Ssangyong Tivoli could go on sale in India as the Mahindra XUV400 by the year-end.
The 2019 Ssangyong Tivoli (facelift) has been spotted in a global-spec form on the roads near Salem-Coimbatore highway.
The South Korean-branded SUV is seen here with partial concealments but they are not enough to cover the refreshed front-end of the global SUV. When compared to the existing Tivoli, the newcomer now comes with a new set of headlamps with LED DRLs, redesigned upper grille with dual-tone bumper and trapezoidal air intake. A pair of circular fog lamps are offered in place of the rectangular version of its predecessors. Furthermore, the updated Tivoli also features fresh ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, roof rails, chrome-finished windows and 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels setup.
On the inside, the South Korean-based manufacturer is slated to offer a fully-loaded cabin that will be kitted out with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, a colour TFT multi-information display and more.
It is said that the mid-life makeover of the Ssangyong Tivoli will share its engines with the Mahindra XUV300. This means that the refreshed model would debut with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine instead of the existing version's 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated motor. This new turbo-petrol burner can pump up to 110 bhp of power along with 200 Nm of torque. Moreover, the upcoming model could be even equipped with an XUV300-sourced 1.5-litre diesel engine that is set to take up space from the older 1.6-litre oil burner unit.
Back to the Mahindra XUV300, the home-grown SUV was first launched in India in February 2018. It registered more than 13,000 takers in the country right from the first month of its launch. The sub-four-metre compact SUV has been developed on the Ssangyong Tivoli’s platform and borrows a lot of design cues from the global sibling. Mahindra has confirmed that it is planning on exporting the XUV300 to many markets outside the Indian boundaries, namely South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc.