Sold here in six monotone colors (white, gray, silver, silver, black, blue and red) and six combinations of the above body colors plus a black or white roof, the Tivoli Grand is only offered with front-wheel drive and a 1.5T gasoline engine (familiar from the Tivoli) producing 163hp from 5,000 to 5,500rpm and 280Nm of torque over a wide range of applications: 1,500 to 4,000rpm.
However, you can opt for a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional torque converter automatic gearbox, also six-speed and manufactured by Japanese specialist Aisin. The unit we were able to test had this gearbox, which is smooth and quick enough and includes the option of sequential shifting, but does not have paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The Tivoli Gran has a weight of 1,405 kg for the manual versions and 1,425 kg for the automatic and a consumption of 7.2 liters for the former and 7.8 l/100 km for the latter.
The Tivoli Grand is offered in four trim levels: Line, Urban Plus, Premium and Limited. The first already includes items such as six airbags, ESP with hill start and descent assistant, lane change assistant and alert, roof bars, Bluetooth, manual air conditioning, cruise control, fatigue detector, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign reader, LED daytime running lights, on-board computer and multifunction steering wheel.
The brand, which is aware that one in four models it sells is converted to LPG, has not approved a new consumption figure for running the Tivoli Grand's engine on this gas, but even so, and even taking into account the usual and traditional higher consumption of LPG, the conversion can be very profitable for the few kilometers we do.
The Tivoli Grand is a model with a strong family focus. And this is evident in the controls. For starters, it should be noted that engine noise is fairly well filtered inside. The automatic transmission handles smoothly. So, when starting up, you'll notice that the engine starts to respond quicker from 1,700 revs onwards. Beyond that, it offers good acceleration and more than enough power for load shifts; not in vain it reaches 181 km / h (175 km / h in versions with automatic transmission).
The consumption is not particularly outstanding in the Ssangyong Tivoli Grand, at least in the version with automatic transmission that we had occasion to test. They are somewhat high, but are appropriate for a vehicle with some weight, gasoline and an automatic transmission. Thus, in our test, the Tivoli Grand consumed about 7.0 l/100 km on ring roads and about 7.5 l/100 km at highway speeds. However, in town and in traffic, it is not uncommon for the on-board computer to show fuel consumption in excess of 12 l/100 km. Therefore, a possible LPG conversion seems interesting for this model.
However, it's clear that the Tivoli Grand's favorite environment is fast roads, as its soft suspension, which prioritizes passenger comfort, doesn't restrict body movements too much in slow corners. Add to this a not-so-direct steering (with 2.9 peak-to-peak revs) and not-so-informative steering, and the Tivoli is not very comfortable on twisty roads. As for the brakes, they give a slightly soft impression, but they have enough power and engagement to stop the car without problems.
Power: 163 hp
Fuel: Gasoline + LPG
Gasoline Turbo (Direct Injection)
Warranty up to 5 years
Length: 4.48 meters
Mixed fuel consumption WLTP Gasoline: 7.8 l/100 km