Crossover SsangYong Tivoli will still be a seven-seaterSeptember 28, 2019
Three-row SUV may enter the European market in 2022. True, at the moment, such a version was announced only for the model, which will be created on the basis of the “Korean”.
The compact crossover SsangYong Tivoli has been launched since 2015. A year later, it was joined by a “stretched” version, which in Korea wears the prefix Air, and in other countries it is called XLV. Moreover, despite the increased length (4440 mm versus 4225 mm for the restyled Tivoli), such a cross is only five-seat. Now it became known that the XLV / Air will still receive a third row of seats. That’s just until the seven-seater version is confirmed not for the SsangYong SUV itself, but for the future Mahindra model, which will be made on the basis of the “Korean”. Indian Mahindra owns SsangYong brand.
In Europe, a seven-seater crossover should appear in 2022, this was announced as part of the presentation of the European division of Mahindra, according to the Spanish edition of Motor. At the moment, the project is known under the factory index S204. According to Indian media reports, this SUV may debut earlier in the homeland, the trademark name is supposedly to be XUV400.
Recall that in the Mahindra range there is a clone of the standard SsangYong Tivoli – this is the XUV300, it is already being sold in India, and next year the cross will reach the European market. “Three hundredth” is more compact than the “source” – the length is 3995 mm, but the wheelbase is identical (2600 mm, the same with the XLV). Mahindra’s model was “cut down” especially for India, as tax breaks were applied to cars up to four meters in the homeland of the company. Externally, the XUV300 is quite different from the Tivoli, in the same vein, the exterior of the XUV400 will certainly be made.
In the European market, the three-row Mahindra crossover will be available with a 1.5 petrol engine. It is not yet clear whether he has a turbocharger, power is not disclosed. The XUV300 has its own engines, not from the original Korean car: a 1.2 (110 hp) gas turbo engine and a Mahindra proprietary 1.5 (117 hp) turbodiesel.
It is curious that SsangYong has not yet introduced a restyled XLV / Air, while the “short” Tivoli was updated last spring. The pre-reform elongated SUV is equipped with a petrol engine 1.6 (128 hp) and a 1.6 diesel (115 hp). The refreshed Tivoli is available with a petrol turbo four 1.5 (136 hp) and a diesel of the same volume (163 hp). For all modifications of SsangYong crosses, both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are provided. Mahindra XUV300 – only front-wheel drive, the 4WD version of the XUV400 will probably not be either.
Meanwhile, it is possible that the delay in the premiere of the transformed SsangYong XLV / Air is connected with the fact that the Korean brand is preparing a three-row version for it.
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