2018 SsangYong Tivoli – The new Tivoli is the Ssangyong bargain competition for the Nissan Juke and the Citroën C4 Cactus. It is made by South Korea’s own 4×4 brand – the same people who brought you the Musso, Korando and Rexton.
SsangYong Tivoli 2018 Exterior
It is difficult to find a flaw in the design of the 2018 SsangYong Tivoli, which is different from the Korando crossover and the Rodius MPV. He seems more fun and active, while playing with contrasting colors to highlight his identity. It’s like the youngest of the SsangYong siblings who wears a different style of fashion. The LED daytime running lights in the front are an excellent touch to the Tivoli style, with its curved wing wideners giving it a sturdy aura. The sloped black roof also looks good, while the brilliant 18-inch black wheels complete the package. It reminds me of the British crossing with the same style, but at a fraction of its price. At the rear, the LED taillights are pleasing to the eyes. There’s also a screaming Tivoli nameplate on its hatchback, topped with a huge SsangYong winged logo. For me, it’s a statement that defines the distinct visual identity of the nameplate.
SsangYong Tivoli Interior 2018
The cabin of the Tivoli Sport R is a retro-styled appeal of a combination of red and black leather that gained popularity in the 80’s. With its reddish orange backlight, these colors match the fun and active appeal of the car. While other choices in the sub-compact crossover segment would normally have more hard plastics indoors, the Tivoli has less. All buttons and controls are touch-sensitive and handy, while control sticks behind the D-shaped steering wheel houses the function for automatic headlights and windshield wipers. The air conditioning is correct but without tint, you have to work harder especially when you leave it in a sunny car park.
The Tivoli 7-inch touch-screen head unit is not the most beautiful, but it’s easy to use and connects to smartphones via USB and Bluetooth. It can also dazzle with iPhones and can be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel. As an audiophile, I loved the sound of the 6-speaker system. Thanks to its height adjustment, it is easy to find a suitable driving position with the Tivoli Sport R. There is also lumbar support for lower back problems. The leather bucket seats look good, even if the leather is not so soft to the touch. At the rear, the semi-bench seats are a paradise for 2 people, but a not so nice experience for the 3rd passenger in the middle. The accent of the red rope behind the front seats is to your liking.
2018 SsangYong Tivoli Engine
To drive, the car lacks the dynamic sophistication of some of its European rivals, but does enough to not dishonor itself. The 1.6-liter, 147-hp petrol is short of torque compared to turbo alternatives, and its long gear ratios have been chosen for economy rather than speed. There is also a 113 horsepower diesel that is more efficient than gasoline. wise on diesel, with a clear 12mpg difference between transmissions, but on gasoline that shrinks to just under five mpg with gasoline.