Named after a famous Italian town, the compact crossover Tivoli was refreshed in 2019 as part of the Korean car-maker plan to expand into the European market.
It was the smallest member of the SsangYong family, and it faced the stiff European competition in that segment. Despite having an all-wheel-drive system, it couldn’t meet other cars’ challenges from its class such as the Renault Captur or the Dacia Duster.
In 2019, SsangYong refreshed the Tivoli lineup in an attempt to be ahead of the game with respecting the 2021 Euro 6d rules. The restyled front end featured a new design for the headlights and grille. They were softened when compared to the non-facelifted version. The taillights kept the same shape but enhanced.
Inside, the Tivoli featured a completely 10.25” digital instrument cluster. On the center stack, a standard 8” touch-screen display controlled the infotainment system, which was Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
For the drivetrain, SsangYong introduced a new range of engines in the Tivoli range. There was a new, 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that offered 128 hp. The 1.5-liter T-GDI (turbocharged with direct fuel injection) was the other gasoline option for the small crossover, offering 163 hp. The Korean car-maker offered a 1.6-liter diesel unit, updated to the latest emission standards.