A testing prototype of the SsangYong Tivoli has been spied testing a few days ago. The small crossover SUV features camouflage in the ends, which means that you are looking at the facelifted model that will most likely arrive next summer. Even though we are talking about a mid-cycle update, the 2020 SsangYong Tivoli will host some really big changes, especially under the hood.
According to the latest reports, the 2020 Tivoli will get rid of its naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine in favor of brand’s new 1.2-liter turbocharged mill. There’s no exact information regarding the new engine so far, but I expect at least better fuel economy if not more power from today’s 126 horsepower. The oil-burner model will continue to use its current 1.6-liter turbodiesel that will come untouched. The updated crossover will keep its 6-speed manual and auto transmissions, as well as front- and all-wheel-drive systems. However, if you want to enjoy the ride, the front-wheel-drive model is out of the question. The system is simply too bad to compete with any other model from the segment due to a questionable suspension. On the other hand, the AWD model is just fine.
Styling-wise, the 2020 SsangYong Tivoli SUV will receive several important design changes. Around back, the rear hatch will only receive taillights with new graphics and nothing else new. On the other hand, the front end will feature new LED headlights that appear to be boxier from the current. In addition, the crossover looks to get an updated radiator grille that has been treated with some kind of metal trims. There’s also a set of rounder fog lamps and redesigned spoiler which looks a bit more aggressive. The automaker will make several changes inside as well. The vehicle will definitely get an updated dashboard that should host new inserts and will be made of better-quality materials.
Stay tuned for updates.