The refreshed SsangYong Tivoli features Mahindra's mStallion 1.2-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The engine will debut with the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz in India soon.
Korean carmaker SsangYong, which is owned by Mahindra, has given its popular Tivoli SUV a mid-cycle makeover for global markets. Although the updated Tivoli isn’t going to go on sale in India anytime soon, the important thing to note here is that it’s powered by Mahindra’s new 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The same powertrain is also expected to be launched soon with the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz variant, which was showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year.
Coming to the Tivoli facelift, the updates have made the car look sleeker and more contemporary. The cabin also gets a host of new features. There's an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, as well as a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster among some of the updates. Given the fact that the XUV300 is based on the same (shortened) platform as the Tivoli, these features may also appear in the Mahindra soon.
The new 1.2-litre engine we talked about earlier is a direct-injection unit and belongs to Mahindra’s mStallion range of powertrains. Power output stands at 126bhp and it produces 230Nm of torque. This engine is expected to not only come in the XUV300, but will also power the updated version of the Ford EcoSport soon. In the Tivoli, the engine comes paired to a six-speed manual transmission. SsangYong claims this version will do 0-100km/h in 10.6 seconds. Apart from the 1.2-litre motor, the Tivoli has two more engines on offer – a 160bhp 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol and a 135bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine.