Mahindra is working on the new SsangYong Tivoli for quite some time now. However, this compact SUV may not make it to their home market. Mahindra plans to skip India for the launch of the new Tivoli. Since the X100 based Mahindra XUV300 is already on sale in India, therefore, bringing another product of the same shape and size may not treat the XUV300 well.
A test mule of the new Tivoli was spotted making rounds. The mule had its front and rear covered revealing the mid-section. All thanks to automotive enthusiasts Rajeev Pirayattu and Arshad who peeked inside and captured the interiors.
Compared to the previous version, the new Tivoli gets all modern on the inside, features an all-black theme. Since the spotted mule was an early testing prototype there were still incomplete bits but we could figure out a few details. The redesigned dashboard now repositions the infotainment system and AC vents, giving way to a possibility of a larger touchscreen. Too early to say but Mahindra may use the same treatment for the next version of the XUV300.
In terms of design, the new Tivoli will take inspiration from the 2020 SsangYong Korando. The design philosophy of the mid-size SUV is said to be the new platform for the future generation of the SsangYong SUVs. The design influence of the Korando is the SIV-2 Concept.
Previously, a left-hand drive variant of the new SsangYong Tivoli was spied in India. It revealed the compact SUV to its full glory. In terms of design, the new Tivoli gets an updated front fascia and new bits on the rear as well. On the front, we have a new set of headlamps, updated bumper, and new inserts. Other new bits on the new Tivoli include – new fog lamps, roof rails, ORVM indicators, & chrome inserts.
For the new Tivoli, Mahindra may fit it with their new set of engines and get rid of the existing 1.6 L motor. It will come fitted with the new 1.2 L turbocharged engine that makes 161 horsepower. Also, for a more powerful version, the Tivoli may get the new 1.5 L Diesel motor. These new engine configurations are already available on the current Mahindra XUV300 which sells in India for prices starting from Rs. 7.9 Lakh. With the race for new BS6 engine, Mahindra might be testing the new BS6 engines on the Tivoli.