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2020 SsangYong Tivoli facelift revealed with Mahindra 1.2L mStallion engine

Written by Nizam Shaikh

South Korea-based and Mahindra owned automobile manufacturer SsangYong Motor company has revealed the mid-cycle update of the Tivoli SUV in the international market. The new SsangYong Tivoli draws its styling inspiration from the brand’s larger Korando SUV and gets sharper styling on the outside with new features and updated equipment on its interiors. 

Powering the SsangYong Tivoli is the all-new 1.2-litre TGDI mStallion series three-cylinder engine developed by Mahindra which was showcased at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020. The new-generation petrol engine develops 126 Hp of power and 230 Nm of torque and consists of new friction-reducing technology, a single drive belt for ancillaries, a short skirt crankcase, a dual-mass flywheel and a resonator on the turbocharger that improves the NVH levels on the engine and also enables it to have a lower weight.

In terms of its exterior styling, the SsangYong Tivoli gets an imposing front fascia with sleek LED headlamps, a chrome-accented grille with SsangYong logo in the centre, wide air intakes with horizontal slates integrated into the front bumper, triple LED fog lamps that flank the bumper with black inserts, chrome moulding along the bonnet beltline, flared wheel arches at the front and rear, 18-inch machine-cut dual-tone alloy wheels, silver roof rails, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, roof-mounted pole antenna, tailgate-mounted spoiler wraparound LED combination tail lamps, rear fog lamp and Tivoli moniker on the tailgate in chrome.

On the inside, the SsangYong Tivoli features a new 10.25-inch colour TFT LCD instrumentation console, flat-bottomed control-mounted steering wheel, multi-layered dashboard with dark-themed embellishments, piano black trim on the dash and steering wheel, a centrally mounted 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, contoured seats with dual-tone upholstery etc. 

In the Indian market, the 1.2-litre three-cylinder TGDI engine is expected to be introduced on the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz that was unveiled at the biennial event in Delhi.