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SsangYong Tivoli (2015–)

Last updated 9 April 2019

Length 4195 mm
Width 1795 mm
Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Boot Space 423 L

Full specifications


The Tivoli marks a big step forward for SsangYong and this is probably most apparent in the cabin. The layout and material quality is as good as you’d find on Korean made cars from more established brands Kia or Hyundai, despite the SsangYong carrying a much lower price tag.

There are a few areas that remind you this car is at the cheaper end of the price scale, including some faux-metal painted plastics. However for the most part the Tivoli is as good as or better than rivals, particularly the unimpressively cheap-feeling Renault Captur.

The centre stack has a clear and sensible layout, as does the instrument binnacle, particularly in the top ELX model with its colourful dial backlighting. There is plenty of space – passengers will be more than happy in the back row thanks to generous head and leg room.

There is a reasonable boot with a capacity of 423 litres, expandable by folding the rear seats forward. However the load area does have quite a high load lip, which might pose problems for those who carry bulky loads or dogs. It also does without a load cover in basic SE trim, though you could purchase one as an accessory. 

The cabin has plenty of little cubby holes and storage areas, including bottle holders in the door pockets, a glovebox capable of holding a laptop and a centre storage bin large enough to hide away a tablet computer like an iPad, which can be linked up via USB or AUX. 

The Tivoli really shines when it comes to standard equipment. Even the basic SE model comes with air conditioning, alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control, but we’d recommend moving up to EX trim. This includes high-quality grey or beige leather upholstery, larger 18-inch alloy wheels, a touch screen system, reversing camera and luggage load area cover.

Standard Equipment:

SE is the basic trim level and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, grey cloth upholstery, cruise control, stop/start (petrol), manual air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity. It's only available with front-wheel drive and a manual transmission.

EX trim adds larger 18-inch alloy wheels, beige or grey leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, seven-inch touchscreen system, a rear view camera, heated front seats, front fog lights and a load area cover. Buyers can optionally specify diesel models with either an automatic transmission or a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

ELX is the top trim and includes a smart instrument cluster, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, a rear spoiler, automatic lights and wiper and TomTom navigation. Buyers can optionally specify either engine with front or all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission.

EX and ELX buyers can choose 'MyTivoli' customisation options including red leather upholstery and contrasting roof/wheel colours. 

List Price from £18,125
Buy new from £17,375
Contract hire from £245.62 per month

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