|Title||Ssangyong Motor Launches Tivoli Diesel in Korea|
▪ To secure market dominance with high powered and fuel efficient diesel engine
▪ Powertrain optimized for performance and mileage requirements with the best in class product competitiveness
▪ Best model for customers who value both style and a dynamic driving performance
▪ Broader choice for customers with additional of Smart 4WD system for petrol model
Ssangyong Motor (CEO Choi Johng-sik; www.smotor.com), part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that it will expand its presence in the compact SUV market with the launch of the high powered and fuel efficient Tivoli diesel which meets Euro 6 emission standards. The company expects the new diesel version will continue the success story of the Tivoli.
On July 6, the Tivoli diesel model made its strong debut at Speedium in Inje, Gangwon province where CEO Choi Johng-sik and the company’s executives and employees, media and other guests attended. The test drive program allowed the attendees to experience the strong driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency of the Tivoli Diesel.
Choi Johng-sik, CEO of Ssangyong Motor said, “On top of Tivoli’s best in class product competiveness including the design, safety and high-quality features, Tivoli diesel also offers a powertrain optimized for high performance and fuel efficiency. It will appeal to those customers who enjoy a dynamic driving experience, as well as value reasonable price and style.”
Since its launch in January 2015, the Tivoli gasoline version has created a sensation in the compact SUV market thanks to its sensual design, wide space, best-in-class safety and premium features contributing to Ssangyong’s sales increase.
Euro 6 e-XDi160 diesel engine which has been developed for the last 3 years provides the excellent drivability and fuel efficiency with max. power of 115ps, max. torque of 30.6kg•m, and fuel efficiency of 15.3km/ℓ (2WD A/T, based on Korean standard).
In particular, the Tivoli boasts a swift response and pleasant driving performance by offering the maximum torque in the 1,500~2,500rpm range. Also, an Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission which is recognized for its superior power, driving performance and quality realizes the ‘Fun to Drive’ concept of the Tivoli diesel.
The Tivoli will appeal to the customers with superior competitiveness such as its new powertrain that is optimized for the geological features and driving conditions on the Korean road, and will offer best in class safety, interior design and luggage space all at a reasonable price.
With the Tivoli diesel version, Ssangyong expects to customers’ needs for high performance and fuel efficiency, and at the same time, the company provides a wider choice to customers by launching its petrol 4WD model, whose on-off road drivability has dramatically enhanced.
The petrol-powered Tivoli 4WD model will be offered with a Smart 4WD system which controls the front/ rear wheel torque from 0 to 50% depending on the road and driving conditions. Thanks to the rear wheel independent multi-link suspension, the driving safety and quality has improved as well.
Following its launch in Korean market, Tivoli diesel will go on sales globally soon with launching at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September and the test drive event in October this year.