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Ssangyong to unveil Tivoli XLV and SIV 2 Hybrid concept in Geneva

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Ssangyong to unveil Tivoli XLV and SIV 2 Hybrid concept in Geneva

Ssangyong has announced that it will be unveiling the production version of the XLV Air Concept, called the Tivoli XLV at the Geneva International Motor Show next month.

The XLV is basically a longer-bodied Tivoli which offers more loading capacity than the latter, by about 300-litres. While the XLV comes with a wheelbase length of 2600mm (similar to the base Tivoli), the vehicle has been stretched by 235mm from the C-pillar back, providing more cabin space than the regular model.

As much as the design is concerned, the concept will look almost exactly the same as the regular Tivoli, with only minor styling differences at the rear.

According to Ssangyong, the Tivoli XLV was designed to offer a multi-role, multi-function solution to a wide range of customers, and that it promises to provide the versatility needed to meet a wide range of individual lifestyles.

Powering the SUV will be a choice of either a Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre petrol or a 1.6-litre diesel engine, matched with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed Aisin automatic, two-wheel drive or four wheel drive.

The Tivoli XLV aside, the brand is also set to showcase another concept in Geneva. Code named SIV-2, the “mid-sized premium SUV” concept was teased via a set of design sketches that were released recently.

Ssangyong said that the concept, which is the brand’s second iteration of the SIV-1 concept that was revealed in 2013, will sit above the Tivoli crossover. The company also announced that the SUV is powered by a mild-hybrid powertrain, comprising a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery.

Expected to enter production in 2018, the SIV-2 concept is said to be built on a chassis that can be further developed to accommodate alternative powertrains, according to Ssangyong. What this means is that it can be made into an electric vehicle, or even a plug-in hybrid at the manufacturer’s will. 

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