SsangYong Tivoli has been on sale on selected world markets for some time already, but its numbers were significantly limited by the absence of a diesel engine and all-wheel drive . However, that is already music of the past, as the South Korean manufacturer is coming up with both elements these days.
The sixteen-cylinder engine, which is called the e-XDi160 in the SsangYong jargon, has 115 horses between 3400-4000 rpm and 300 Nm between 1500-2500 rpm. Front or all-wheel drive will be provided via a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. However, since the four-wheeler will appear at the end of the year at the earliest, the South Koreans have so far only published data for the front wheel – the one with both gearboxes accelerates to 100 km/h in 12 seconds, reaches a maximum of 175 and 172 km/h, and consumes an average of 4.3 l/ 100 km (with manual transmission). The price of the Tivoli e-XDi160 starts in Britain at 14,200 pounds (approx. 525,000 crowns).