Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli
Mahindra SsangYong TivoliSsangyong

Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to start product launches for 2016 with the KUV100 in January 2016. The company is also working on Quanto's facelift, which is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016.

An Oncars report indicates Mahindra is also planning to debut the Tivoli compact SUV from its Korean subsidiary, the SsangYong.

Mahindra imported the SsangYong Tivoli to India for research and development in October. It was then reported that the company was studying the feasibility of adding Tivoli to the Indian portfolio.

The Tivoli has been developed as the first compact global SUV under Mahindra & Mahindra. As a global product, the Tivoli features a different style compared to the current generation of SsangYong vehicles, with a more evolved design and detailing. The compact SUV measures 4,195mm in length, 1,795mm in width and 1,590mm in height, with the wheelbase of 2600mm.

Inside, the design of the dash is classy and upmarket, and a flat-bottom steering adds a sporty touch. With a more functional dash compared to the current crop, Tivoli will include a central touchscreen, Bluetooth audio, a rear-view camera and dual-zone climate control.

The Tivoli is powered by 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The four-cylinder petrol unit develops 126bhp at 6000rpm and 160Nm of torque. The diesel unit develops 113bhp at 3400-4000rpm and 300Nm at 1500-2500rpm. Both the engines are mated to six-speed manual and Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. In India, Mahindra is likely to use the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, mHawk80 diesel debuted with the TUV300. The compact SUV comes in 4x2 and 4x4 avatars.

On the safety front, the Tivoli comes with seven airbags including a driver's knee airbag, curtain airbag, and side airbags. Despite being a compact SUV, SsangYong offers a very competitive luggage space of 423 litres.

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