Do you like the Tivoli? If you do, then you’ll love the new Tivoli Air. If you don’t, maybe you’ll like its upgraded version. Oh, and in some markets it may be found as Tivoli XLV.

In front of over 200 people, in Seoul, SsangYong officially launched the Tivoli’s upgraded version. They say its improved functionality surpasses by far the competitors’. It can be equipped with 4WD system, for on-road safety, and good off-road capabilities. It maintains the original model’s body lines, with only minor changes: the front grille and the headlamps with LED daytime running lights draw a soaring bird, while the front bumper has a more detailed design. The chassis is made of 71.1 percent high-strength steel and the production process involves pressing the structural body parts at 1500 Mpa. This is twice as normal and it provides a minimal deformation in case of a crash. More, seven airbags, including one for the passenger’s knees are ready to intervene if an accident occurs.

The cabin is particularly spacious and offers cloth or leather-wrapped seats. More, synthetic leather upholstery in red and black combination adds sportiness. There is a new infotainment system, featuring an HDMI input, for playing films on the 7 inch screen. The second row features a great headroom and the possibility of reclining the seats to 32.5 degrees. They are foldable too in 60:40 ratio, leaving a total cargo space of 1.440 liters. In the trunk, a 220V inverter allows the connection of electric devices.

The engine is a 1.6 liter turbo diesel, developing 115 hp and 300Nm of torque between 1.500 and 2.500 rpm. It is coupled to either an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, or a six-speed mechanical one. Globally, the SsangYong officials hope to increase the Tivoli sales from 63.000 units to over 80.000 units yearly, including a 20.000 sales for the Air version.