The new SsangYong Tivoli will be priced from £12,950 when it arrives in the UK this summer.  It will be offered in three trim levels with a choice of 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.

The entry-level SE model includes 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, cloth upholstery and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, but is available only with a manual transmission.

The mid-range EX model adds the option of an automatic gearbox, plus grey or beige leather upholstery, heated seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, seven-inch touch-screen infotainment system, front fog lights and a rear load cover.

Top-spec ELX models, meanwhile, include diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels, a ‘smart’ instrument cluster, keyless starting, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, rear spoiler, automatic headlights and wipers, plus TomTom navigation.

Six colours are available – Flaming red, Grand white, Dandy blue, Space black, Silent silver and Techno grey – with two additional colours – Jazz brown and Icecap blue – offered through the ‘My Tivoli’ personalisation programme that also includes five two-tone roof colour combinations and a red leather pack.

Power comes from either a 1.6-litre petrol engine with 128PS and 160Nm of torque, or a 1.6-litre diesel with 115PS and 300Nm.

The petrol model with manual transmission accelerates from 0-60mph in 12 seconds, although strangely the automatic version is faster with a time of 11 seconds. Manual models are quoted as achieving 44.1 mpg on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.  The auto, meanwhile, achieves 39.2 mpg and 167 g/km.

Economy figures for the diesel haven’t been released yet, although the company confirmed CO2 emissions of 113 g/km for manual 2WD versions, 146 g/km for the 2WD auto, and 123 – 156 g/km for the 4WD manual and auto models respectively.  Performance figures also haven’t been confirmed yet, other than top speed figures of 112 and 109 mph for 2WD and 4WD versions.

The company’s ‘Intelligent 4×4 system’ is available on EX diesel manual models and ELX diesels with either manual or automatic transmissions.

All models come with SsangYong’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

SsangYong Tivolo Prices

SE petrol – manual:
SE diesel – manual:
EX petrol – manual:
EX petrol – automatic:
EX diesel – manual:
EX diesel – automatic:
EX diesel 4×4 – manual:
ELX petrol – manual:
ELX petrol – automatic:
ELX diesel – manual:
ELX diesel – automatic:
ELX diesel 4×4 – manual:
ELX diesel 4×4 – automatic:
£12,950
£14,200
£14,600
£15,600
£15,850
£16,850
£17,100
£16,000
£17,000
£17,250
£18,250
£18,500
£19,500

Options:

Metallic paint
Styling pack
Red leather pack
£500
£400
£350