The lengthened Ssangyong Tivoli XLV and the new Ssangyong SIV-2 concept will be the Korean car company’s headline acts at this year’s Geneva motor show.
Based on the XLV Air concept, which made its debut the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, the Tivoli XLV will soon go into production.
Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body. All of the car’s extra millimetres have been grafted on aft of the C-pillar, with cargo space in the boot boosted to 720 litres, presumably with the rear seats up.
The Tivoli XLV will be powered by the same set of 1.6-litre petrol and turbo-diesel engines as the regular-length Tivoli SUV, and can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The XLV will be available in Europe in both front- and all-drive trims.
Availability of the Tivoli in Australia is still to be confirmed, with local importer Ateco telling CarAdvice.com.au last year that the crossover won’t come down under until the company can work the numbers so that “it stacks up commercially”.
The second new vehicle on display at the company’s stand will be the SIV-2, which the company describes as a mid-size premium SUV concept.
Under the skin, the SIV-2 is powered by a mild-hybrid drivetrain with a 1.5-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine at its core. This engine is augmented by a 10kW electric motor that’s fed by a 500Wh lithium-ion battery.
If the above sketch is any guide, the SIV-2 will feature an almost production ready interior that’s dominated by a widescreen infotainment interface that’s neatly integrated into the dashboard.