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The Ssangyong Tivoli SUV has been a notable success for the Korean car maker, and the Ssangyong Tivoli XLV is the latest step in that model's evolution. It has nearly 24cm of extra length behind its rear seats compared with the standard Tivoli, and the boot has grown in size quite considerably as a result.
While the XLV is expensive by Tivoli standards, it isn't compared with its closest rivals. It undercuts similarly powerful and well-equipped versions of rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Skoda Yeti.
The XLV is only sold in one trim level and there is no petrol engine option, just Ssangyong's 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel. Standard equipment is good, and includes leather seats, climate control, sat-nav, keyless entry and seven airbags.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the XLV, to see how it compares with its rivals and to find out whether or not it’s worth the extra cost over the standard Tivoli.
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