What Car? says...
It’s an old platitude, but one that can still ring true; sometimes, bigger is indeed better. The Ssangyong Tivoli XLV, then, is a larger, longer and more practical version of the brand’s popular Tivoli SUV. It has nearly 24cm of extra length behind its rear seats compared with the standard Tivoli, with the boot growing in size quite considerably as a result.
And, while the XLV is expensive by Tivoli standards, it isn't compared with its closest rivals. It undercuts similarly powerful and well equipped versions of the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar and Volkswagen T-Roc. That said, the Dacia Duster range opens at an even lower list price.
The XLV is only sold in one trim level, but offers you the same choice of engines as the regular Tivoli; you can have a 1.6-litre petrol with 126bhp or a 1.6-litre diesel with 113bhp. Standard equipment is generous, especially compared with lesser models of the regular Tivoli, and includes leather seats, climate control, sat-nav, keyless entry and seven airbags.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions of the XLV, to see how it compares with its rivals and to find out whether or not it’s worth the extra cost over the standard Tivoli. And if you’re interested in buying a new Ssangyong, or any other car, visit our New Car Deals pages for a hassle-free deal at a great price.