Korean automaker SsangYong Motor has launched the new 2019 Tivoli compact SUV packed with more features and wider customization options. The SsangYong Tivoli has been a good success in the global car markets and with the new 2019 model, the Korean UV maker is hoping to boost its sales further.
SsangYong has got a breath of fresh life under its Indian owner Mahindra & Mahindra, and the South Korean company is all about launching all-new and updated models in order to expand its footprint in the international markets. SsangYong was supposed to make its mark in the Indian car market as well, but as the SsangYong brand appeal is negligiable in India as compared to the Mahindra brand name, Mahindra & Mahindra has decided to launch new SsangYong vehicle in India, rebadged as new Mahindra models.
Coming back to the new 2019 SsangYong Tivoli compact crossover, the new model has come with new body color options of Silky White Pearl and Orange Pop. It also gets a set of newly styled 16 inch alloys, several chrome moldings as well as door fixtures to offer a new more premium visual appeal.
SsangYong has also endowed the new model of the Tivoli with a smart door closing mechanism that automatically locks the car if driver walks away from the vehicle with the key fob. The South Korean automaker has also endowed more safety features on the already highly safety technology laden Tivoli, in the form of the new shift lever as well as a hill descent control.
SsangYong has made the 2019 Tivoli more feature rich in order to attract more buyers in the highly competitive auto market.
Meanwhile, the Indian car market is also set to get the SsangYong Tivoli, or so the speculations suggest. While some reports say that the SsangYong Tivoli is going to launch in India as a rebadged Mahindra vehicle, while other reports suggest that Mahindra & Mahindra is developing a new compact SUV which is heavily inspired by the Tivoli. While, noting has been confirmed by Mahindra & Mahindra, all we know that the Indian SUV master has been testing its codenamed S201 compact SUV for some time and it is preparing to hit the Indian car market in early 2019.
The Mahindra S201 is a sub-4 meter SUV model and upon its market launch it is going to lock its horns with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon in the rapidly growing and highly popular Indian subcompact SUV segment.
Mahindra & Mahindra already has a subcompact contender in its home market in the form of the TUV300. However, the capable mini SUV hasn’t been able to gain much popularity as compared to its rivals. Mahindra wants to change the scenario with its upcoming S201, which we sure hope is the rebadged SsangYong Tivoli.
Previously also, the arrival of the SsangYong Tivoli in India was highly reported, but then things went quite for some time. If the Tivoli really launches in India rebadged as an all-new Mahindra model, we expect it to get high success in our market too, although it is expected to come with some India specific changes.
Meanwhile, the new-gen SsangYong Rexton G4 is also readying up to launch in India rebadged as the new Mahindra flagship SUV.