SsangYong Tivoli gets the new 1.2L mStallion motor with the facelift. It confirms that its Indian-twin XUV300 will be getting it soon.
Mahindra-owned South-Korean brand SsangYong’s Tivoli has finally received the much-needed mid-life refresh. The Tivoli is the donor model for the Indian UV giant’s XUV300. With the update, the Tivoli gets itself a new 1.2L turbocharged petrol motor. It comes from the family of Mahindra's mStallion T-GDI engines which were unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. The 1.2L turbo-petrol motor, in particular, was also showcased on the XUV300 on a new Sportz variant. However, the XUV300 is still devoid of this very motor. But with its introduction on the Tivoli, it is clear that the new engine would soon make its way even to the XUV300.
SsangYong Tivoli facelift borrows design cues from the bigger Korando.
The new motor is capable of belting out a peak power output of 130 PS and a max. torque output of 230 Nm. It features certain engineering novelties to dish out these best-in-class power and torque figures. It uses a dual-mass flywheel, short-skirt crankcase, single drive belt for reducing power loss, and a resonator for the turbocharger. To keep its weight in check, Mahindra as also made use of plastic at places like the cam cover and the intake manifold. Talking of the performance, the Tivoli facelift will be able to do a 0-100 kmph run in just 10.6 seconds. The XUV300 being a few kilos lighter than the Tivoli, will be capable of clocking even better numbers.
Apart from the new mStallion motor, Tivoli also features several changes to its exterior and interior. Upfront, it now gets a revised face. The headlamp units are now sleeker than those seen on the pre-facelift version of the car. The front grille is also new. The revised bumper boasts of an upmarket look with clean and small foglamp housings. On the sides, it now gets 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
Analogue dials for the tachometer and speedometer have been replaced with a fully-digital display on the Tivoli facelift.
On the whole, the design looks more cohesive now and is in line with the bigger Korando. The interior is done in a shade of black in place of the brown colour tone that was seen on the earlier version of the car. The traditional clocks are now replaced with a 10.25-inch TFT LCD for the instrument cluster, while the infotainment unit gets an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen unit.