Ssangyong Tivoli 1.6D Ultimate Auto 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£23,370
Review

The Ssangyong Tivoli is decent for the money, but massively outclassed in terms of space, efficiency and comfort by pricier small SUVs, including the Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc. The Dacia Duster also outclasses it in several ways, while being more efficient to run and cheaper to buy outright.

Our chosen spec takes the upgrades found in the Ventura spec then adds a few extra details, such as leather seats, privacy glass, dual-zone automatic air conditioning and more. Thanks to all of the additional items, Ultimate spec helps to better align the Tivoli with even some of its more expensive rivals. Ultimate Nav upgrades the infotainment system to a larger 9.0in colour touchscreen and adds TomTom sat-nav to the mix. When you consider that Ultimate already offers smartphone mirroring, it’s likely that you won’t need that addition.

While the 134bhp 1.6l diesel is no faster than either of the petrol engines, the extra torque on offer makes for a more pleasant drive and less fuss when accelerating up to motorway speeds. Still not hugely efficient compared to its rivals, the manual’s ability to achieve 50mpg (WLTP) makes it the best of the engines in the range.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

393

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

158

g/km

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