Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.
Latest official renderings show the style of imminent Ssangyong Tivoli.

 

IOL Motoring Staff

Ssangyong's long-awaited compact crossover will have an Italian name and a somewhat European style, as these latest renderings show.

The South Korean SUV specialist, now owned by Mahindra, will launch this new B-segment contender in its home market in January 2015, ahead of its global roll-out around mid-year.

This new crossover will be called Tivoli, named after an Italian town (near Rome) which has a reputation for style. Ssangyong believes that its new baby will give it a strong standing in the international market.

Its exterior design fully embraces Ssangyong's forthcoming design language, aiming for the presence of a "dynamic, urban SUV with a modern silhouette." The interior, says its maker, will have a contemporary look and offer occupants easy connectivity to their mobile devices.

The Tivoli is expected to take many of its cues from the recent XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure concepts, both measuring 4195mm in length and powered by 1.6-litre petrol and turbodiesel engines.