Mahindra’s SsangYong Tivoli based SUV spied ahead of Auto Expo 2018 debut.
Internationally, it is available with new 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors. Image - Stalin Raj.
On test in Chengalpet near Chennai, the new Mahindra compact SUV was spied by Rushlane reader Stalin Raj. Due to make global debut at the 2018 Auto Expo next week, this new compact SUV will be one of the many new cars to be showcased by Mahindra at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Based on the Tivoli, which was showcased in Africa at the last Auto Expo in 2016, subscribes the brand’s latest design philosophy. In the global area, the compact crossover locks horns with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Honda HR-V, etc.
In Africa, the Tivoli will not be sold under the SsangYong name, but under the Mahindra banner. It will be a premium offering as compared to other Mahindra products. It will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Internationally, the petrol motor is a 1.6-litre unit which is capable of 126 PS and 160 Nm of torque. The diesel mill also displaces 1.6-litre, and is good for 115 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic transmissions are on offer. Higher variants are equipped with a 4×4 system. In Africa, down-tuned 1.5 liter motors of the same 1.6 liter motors are expected to be offered.
In addition to powerful motors, expect the SUV to feature state of the art connected technologies from Mahindra and latest in features and safety. It will come with touchscreen infotainment unit along with steering mounted controls. For safety, dual airbags in the front, ABS with EBD will also be offered.
Mahindra will offer two SUV’s based on the Tivoli platform. One will be a shorter sub 4 meter variant and other will be a longer variant. The shorter variant will be a 5 seater unit while the longer one will be a 7 seater option. More details will be revealed once the car is revealed by Mahindra in a few days.
Stay tuned for latest news and updates from the 2018 Auto Expo.