SsangYong Tivoli (2015 -) Equipment

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015
3.5
When SsangYong says it’s hoping to ‘Escape from the Ordinary’ with its new Tivoli, you quickly realise how important this car is for the company. This car, the first developed by new owner Mahindra & Mahindra, represents a new dawn for the firm and aims to finally make the brand a success in Europe.

5 out of 5

Equipment

As a value-led brand it’s no surprise the SsangYong Tivoli focuses on a high level of standard equipment, no matter which trim level you opt for. As the lead-in to the model there’s SE followed by EX and ELX – the latter expected to account for 50percent of sales, EX around 40percent and entry-level SE just 10 percent.

Standard SsangYong Tivoli equipment

Even if you are one of the few that fancies the entry-level SE SsangYong Tivoli – and with a starting price of around £13,000 why would you not – you won’t be disappointed by a meagre kit list. Inside you’ll find cruise control, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and seven airbags.

You’ll also spot the 16-inch alloys on the outside, enjoy keyless entry and be able to take advantage of the Smart steering system. And of course, like all SsangYongs currently on sale the Tivoli SE comes with the firm’s five-year limitless miles warranty.

That said, for around £1,650 more you could upgrade to the mid-spec EX model – as forty percent of UK customers are expected to do. It’s easy to see why when this adds dual zone climate control, heated leather seats, leather steering wheel and gearknob, luggage cover, front fog-lights, 18-inch alloy wheels (17-inch aren’t an option anywhere in the range) and a seven-inch colour touchscreen with reversing camera.

You’ll need another £1,400 on top of that to move up to the expected best-seller the range-topping ELX which changes the design of those alloy wheels and updates the exterior with a rear spoiler and tinted rear windows. Inside there’s a smart instrument cluster that allows you to change the background colour, keyless start, front and rear parking sensors, auto headlights and wipers and TomTom sat-nav is added to the same seven-inch colour touchscreen.

Optional SsangYong Tivoli accessories

In a bid to appeal to the youthful and more fashionable buyer SsangYong is operating a new ‘My Tivoli’ programme which teams different styling and option packs together to allow for some extra personalisation.

Choose the one of the £400 Styling Packs – ‘Black’ or ‘White’ (only on ELX) – and with ‘Black’ those 18-inch alloys are diamond cut and the roof, spoiler and door mirrors are black – provided you pick white, silver or red for the main body colour. With ‘White’ the same principle applies to the roof, mirrors and spoiler (but white instead of black) and the wheels are finished in a gun metal grey. ‘White’ is available on Blue or Black paint colours only.

A further option on the ELX is the £350 Red Leather Pack (though not with Icecap Blue paint) which covers the seats, wheel and dashboard in red leather and uses the vibrant hue to trim the floor mats. Interior mood lighting is also added.

When it comes to individual options they are relatively few and far between on the SsangYong Tivoli, though you can add a heated steering wheel and ventilated leather seats to your top-spec model. After that it’s just down to your choice of metallic or standard paint, the former adding £500 to your choice.

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Trim

Equipment

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
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