The new Ssangyong Tivoli 2020 model
The new Ssangyong Tivoli 2020 model

SsangYong Ireland has confirmed a revamped Tivoli will go on sale in Ireland this summer. The 2020 SssangYong Tivoli will debut a new engine along with new interior, updated styling and equipment.

The brand has confirmed to us that it will be known as ‘Tivoli Plus’ and the first models are expected to arrive in Ireland this July. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

What’s new for 2020?

The most significant part of this update is that a new three cylinder 1.2-litre turbo petrol will be available in the Tivoli for the first time. It will be sold alongside the 1.5-litre turbo petrol and the 1.6-litre diesel that are already to be found in the brand’s larger Korando SUV.

The new smaller capacity petrol engine has been introduced to make the Tivoli more competitive in its segment. It has been designed to be powerful but efficient, with a quiet and refined driving experience. Power output is 128 hp and it can be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission with CO2 emissions quoted at 130g/km for this model. A 6-speed automatic is also available on some models.

Some improvements have also been made to reduce road noise with structural adhesive applied and body panel rigidity increased. Dynamic damper and four-point mounting are applied to the front and rear sub frames, and sound absorption materials added to each pillar.

Styling updates for 2020 include new full LED headlamps and LED fog lights along with some small updates to the front and rear design. New colours for the range have been added in the form of Platinum Gray and Cherry Red.

Inside the 2020 Ssangyong Tivoli

The interior has been given a serious digital and technology upgrade, while we’re told that the seats have been improved also. SsangYongs’s new 10.25″ digital instrument panel (‘the Blaze Cockpit’) debuts in the Tivoli for the first time on selected models. Infotainment is managed via the 7″ touchscreen with updated graphics, Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Safety technology includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), High Beam Assist (HBA), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Front Vehicle Start Alert (FVSA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Safety Distance Alert (SDA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA).

The Tivoli was launched back in 2015 and was new departure for the SsangYong brand into the B-SUV segment with a striking new design language. About 36,000 Tivolis have found homes in Europe since launch with the car significantly raising the brand’s profile in Ireland also.

Inside the new Tivoli
Inside the new Tivoli