Prices start at around £14,500 for the base model most will choose - or from around £20,000 for the XLV version. Looking at the standard variant, this means a Tivoli can easily undercut a rival Nissan Juke, which starts at around £15,200 - and it's 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 95PS engine, fully 30PS down on the SsangYong's petrol powerplant. Even stepping up to the next engine up in the Juke range, the 1.2 with 115PS, doesn't bring power equality with the Tivoli, and Nissan wants over £17,000 for the cheapest one of these. Suddenly you begin to see why SsangYong are so bullish about making huge gains in sales.
There are 'SE', 'EX', 'ELX' and 'Ultimate' trim levels. Go for flagship trim and you'll find that both petrol and diesel variants will be offered with the option of automatic transmisssion for an extra £1,000. As for equipment, well all Tivoli versions get 16" alloy wheels, cruise control, a stop/go system (on the petrol version), Smart steering (with normal, comfort and sport modes), an RDS/Bluetooth radio and seven airbags.