SsangYong XLV Tivoli ireland
The new SsangYong Tivoli XLV

The SsangYong Tivoli XLV has just launched in Ireland, with pricing starting from €25,495.

The Tivoli XLV is the big brother to the Tivoli compact crossover but with a few tweaks – there’s a bigger boot and it sports some adapted styling to accommodate that extra space. The pricing has seen a small hike too to reflect the increased volume.

Boot space is up from 432 litres in the Tivoli to a maximum of 720 litres. The Tivoli XLV is a strict five seater: there is no seven seat option.

In styling terms, the Tivoli and Tivoli XLV are closely related, though the Tivoli XLV has something more of the presence of a larger SUV. There is a choice of six exterior colours – Flaming Red, Grand White, Silent Silver, Tonic Grey, Space Black and Dandy Blue – which can be further personalised through the addition of two-tone body and roof colours.

There is just one engine choice available for the new Tivoli XLV – the 1.6-litre diesel with 115PS borrowed from the Tivoli. There is the option of an automatic or manual transmission, and 2WD/4WD models are available. There are two trim levels, ES and EL.

Pricing and equipment for the XLV

While the diesel Tivoli range currently starts at €21,495, pricing for Tivoli XLV starts at €25,495 for the entry level 2WD diesel in ES trim. Emissions of 117g CO2 per km place diesel 2WD models in tax band A4, with motor tax of €200 per year.

Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, heated front and rear seats, and dual zone air conditioning. EL models add more including cruise control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation, electrochromic rearview mirror and rear view parking camera. There’s also a newly designed MP3 infotainment system and a 7” high-resolution screen includes navigation, USB/AUX port, Bluetooth for hands-free calls, iPod and iPhone connection.

The Tivoli XLV comes with seven airbags including front, side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag, multi-function ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Active Rollover Protection, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), a tyre pressure monitoring system and a warning reminder on all five seat belt positions. LED daytime running lights and projection headlights are standard.

Where is it on sale?

The Tivoli XLV is available now from SsangYong’s Irish dealer network: Bill Cullen Premier Cars, Cassidy Motors, Cashman Car Sales, Fahy&Ryan, Hinchys (Ennis Road and Garryspillane), Lynn Motors, Noel Whelan Car Sales, O’Sullivan Auto, Ryans Garage and Waterford Motor Village.

Caroline Kidd