2020 SsangYong Tivoli gets new turbo gasoline, upgraded diesel engines

Updated Apr 12, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

SsangYong introduces the 2020 Tivoli and it comes with a lot of upgrades.

Introduced by SsangYong Motors in 2015, the Tivoli is the South Korean car company’s first new subcompact crossover under the management of Mahindra and Mahindra.

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In its home country, the Tivoli did quite well, selling at around 3,000 units a month. In Europe, SsangYong sold more than 50,000 units in Europe since its launch.

In the U.K., SsangYong recently launched a new version of the Tivoli for the 2020 model year and it comes with a lot of improvements from the exterior styling, engines, and on-board safety and entertainment features.

A picture of the Tivoli driving in the city

It looks perfect for driving in small city roads

2020 SsangYong Tivoli: The new engines

For the new Tivoli, SsangYong gave it several new engine options: a new 1.2L GDi-T, and the 1.5L GDi-T, both of which are turbocharged gasoline engines, and a 1.6L diesel engine. All of these engines are compliant with the latest Euro 6 emission standards.

The new 1.2L GDi-T gasoline engine is a three-cylinder mill that makes 126 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. It is paired with a six-speed manual.   

A picture of the Tivoli in the countryside

With that kind of power from the 1.5 Liter turbo, the Tivoli might be turn out to be a really fun daily driver

The larger 1.5L turbo gasoline engine, which is paired with an automatic is significantly more powerful as it can produce a maximum of 160 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque.

And lastly, the updated 1.6L diesel mill now makes 133 horsepower and 324 Nm. The said diesel is also paired up with an automatic transmission.

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2020 SsangYong Tivoli: More on-board tech

The new 2020 SsangYong Tivoli, apart from its powerful lineup of new engines, was also given more on-board tech. The top of the line models now come with a ten-inch high-resolution LCD instrument cluster and an eight-inch Screen Smart Audio System.

The said system has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rear camera, and it can also play many different sound formats from MP3 to FLAC.

A picture of the Tivoli's interior

That's a lot of safety tech for a small crossover. But then again, some people will need those

For safety, the new Tivoli is also getting a load of driver-assist tech features like a front collision warning system, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, six airbags, safety distance alert, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert, and a lane-keeping assist.

Will we be getting the all-new 2020 Tivoli?

As of the writing of this news article, there’s no word yet as to when the Philippines will be getting the new Tivoli. Note though that the previous version of the Ssangyong Tivoli is available here so a launch of the new model might just be on the horizon.

Don’t expect all the engine options launched in the U.K. to be available, though, but we’re counting on the diesel mill to replace the current diesel-powered Tivolis here.

A picture of the rear of the Tivoli

It's got a decently sized boot too

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Know more about SsangYong Tivoli 2023

SsangYong Tivoli
SsangYong Tivoli is the entry of the South Korean carmaker in the crossover segment. The vehicle offers the right combination of features, power, aesthetic appeal in all the right places. The front fascia is adorned by the stylish LED Daytime Running Lights that complements well with the attention-grabbing front hood character line. The sporty look of the vehicle is brought by the fog lamps, mesh grille, and the lower portion of the car that is in matte black finish. The interior of the SsangYong Tivoli is the same as what the exterior offers. The cabin of the Korean crossover has three color options: red dual-tone, beige, and black. One of the highlights in the Tivoli's cabin is its Supervision Cluster instrument gauge panel designed to help drivers alleviate driving difficulties, especially during night driving. SsangYong Tivoli is equipped with a Smart Steer system that enables the driver to switch from three steering modes – Sport, Comfort, and Normal. The vehicle also features keyless entry, rear parking sensor, and alarm. The 1.6L gasoline engine is responsible for providing power to the Korean crossover. The powerplant pumps out 126 horsepower and 160 Newton-meter of torque and is paired to either a six-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual.

₱ 1,130,000 - ₱ 1,290,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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