Prices start at around £14,000 for the base 1.2 GDi-T 'EX' model many will choose - or from around £17,000 for the plusher 'Ventura' version. Looking at the standard variant, this means a Tivoli can easily undercut a rival Nissan Juke, which starts at around £17,500 - and a Tivoli is far much better equipped. Do remember though, if you're making that comparison that you're not really comparing like with like, the Nissan getting a 115PS engine, 13PS down on the SsangYong's base petrol powerplant. Suddenly you begin to see why Ssangyong are so bullish about making huge gains in sales.
All Tivoli models get cruise control, electric windows, remote central locking, smart steering, a DAB Radio with iPod & Bluetooth connectivity, manual air conditioning, 6 airbags and electronic safety features including Front Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic Emergency Breaking (AEB), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Front Vehicle Start Alert (FVSA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), Emergency Stop System (ESS), Safety Distance Alert (SDA).
Mid-range 'Ventura' trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, black faux leather upholstery, front seat heaters, a 7-inch integral touchscreen with rear camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a heated leather steering wheel, a leather gear knob, a seventh airbag, floor mats, a mini spare, a luggage cover, LED front fogs, roof rails, keyless start, auto lights, wipers, front and rear parking sensors. The two four cylinder models come only with the top 'Ultimate' trim level. This gets you 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, full-leather seats, dual zone air conditioning, a 10.25-inch smart LED cluster and powered folding mirrors.