Ssangyong’s claim that the design of the new 2019 Ssangyong Tivoli is eye-catching is probably more credible in his home Korean market than in Europe. Here, the likes of the Nissan Juke and Citroën C4 Cactus make the Tivoli is derived. That said, it is a car with enough skill and a contemporary look to be looked at more closely.
Ssangyong Tivoli 2019 Redesign
The main virtue of the cabin is its space. The occupant room in both rows is close to class and easily generous enough for larger adults. Entering and leaving is easy thanks to the raised sitting level. Even without sliding the rear seats, the boot will accommodate 423 liters of things, making the car one of the most useful of its kind. The boot is quite short but also square, wide and tall, and for all those who need a large cargo space, Ssangyong also sells the Tivoli XLV, offering a wider rear for more space, but still only five seats .
Tivoli Cabin 2019
The cabin of 2019 Ssangyong Tivoli is a retro-style appeal of a combination of red and black leather that gained popularity in the 80s. With its reddish-orange backlight, these colors match the fun and active appeal of the car. While the other choices in the sub-compact crossover segment would normally have more hard plastics indoors, the Tivoli has less.
All buttons and controls are touch-sensitive and close at hand, while the control stands behind the D-shaped sports steering wheel houses the function for automatic headlights and windshield wipers. The air conditioning is correct but without tint, you have to work harder especially when you leave it in a sunny car park. The Tivoli’s 7-inch touch-screen head unit is not the nicest on the market, but it’s easy to use and connects to smartphones via USB and Bluetooth. It can also dazzle with iPhones and can be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel. As an audiophile, I loved the sound of the 6-speaker system.
Thanks to its height adjustment, it is easy to find a suitable driving position with the 2019 Ssangyong Tivoli. There is also lumbar support for lower back problems. The leather bucket seats look good, even if the leather is not so soft to the touch. At the rear, the semi-bench seats are a paradise for 2 people, but a not so nice experience for the 3rd passenger in the middle. The red rope accent behind the front seats is to your liking. The design of the fascia is as derivative as that of the outside, but far from simple. With the exception of the plastic steering wheel and shift knob of the SE version, the quality of the cab is more than acceptable. In the meantime, there is plenty of useful storage around the inside, including a central cubby big enough for an iPad.
Ssangyong Tivoli Engine
To drive, the car lacks the dynamic sophistication of some of its European rivals but does enough to not dishonor itself. The 1.6-liter, 147-hp petrol is short of torque compared to turbo alternatives, and its long gear ratios have been chosen for economy rather than speed. As a result, it does not deliver remote or particularly flexible performance but is doing well, and better than some of its competitors. The mechanical refinement is quite good, although the cabin is not isolated from the noise of the road with the same rigor.
There is also a 113hp diesel that is more efficient than gasoline, and the auto is also a bad option on diesel, with a difference of 12mpg between transmissions, although on gasoline that is reduced to less of five mpg with gasoline.