Cheaper SsangYong Tivoli headed for EuropeSeptember 20, 2019
The Indian company Mahindra has confirmed the appearance of its new compact cross-country XUV300 in the European market, where SUV will reach next year. The main rival of the novelty is called the SsangYong Tivoli crossover – it was this model that served as its “donor” for it.
Mahsandra, the owner of the SsangYong brand, is going to offer Europeans its new XUV300 crossover, which is called the converted and cheaper version of the global SsangYong Tivoli, in 2020. This SUV, by the way, is already sold in Europe. His experts call the main competitor of new items in this region.
Appearance of the XUV300 largely repeats the design of the “older” Mahindra XUV500 crossover: the same grille and the original DRL L-shaped. But the outlines of the rear doors, the novelty adopted from SsangYong Tivoli. In length, the Mahindra crossover reaches 3,995 mm with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm.
The interior of the XUV300 practically repeats the design of the interior of the Korean cross. Of the differences – a different center console, another steering wheel and dashboard, as well as beige plastic in the finish.
The Indian SUV is inferior to the “donor” in terms of luggage capacity: 265 liters against 423. Buyers of the basic version of the new cross-country can count on two airbags and a rear parking sensor. “Older” modifications receive seven airbags, cruise and climate control, a rear view camera and advanced multimedia with a touch screen.
The motor line of the new items includes a 1.2-liter 110-horsepower gasoline turbo engine and a one-liter turbodiesel with a return of 117 horsepower, which Mahindra developed independently. As long as the six-speed “mechanics” plays the role of the transmission, over time the “robot” will make up a couple of it. But the drive is a non-alternative front. Next year, the Mahindra XUV300 will also acquire a fully electric version. How much the novelty will cost the Europeans has not yet been announced. In India, auto prices start at 790,000 rupees. SsangYong Tivoli costs significantly more.
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