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November 14, 2019

The SsangYong Tivoli Goes All Diesel for 2020 and Prices Start at Just P 1.180-Million (w/ Specs)

While the Korando has certainly taken the spotlight over at SsangYong, their sub-compact crossover, the Tivoli also gets a makeover for 2020. The most notable change? A swapping from gasoline to diesel power.

For 2020, the Tivoli keeps its two-variant line-up, the 1.6 Sport and 1.6 Premium. However, pop the hood and the old gasoline mill is gone. In its place is SsangYong’s e-XDi160 turbo diesel engine making 136 horsepower and 324 Nm of torque (same as the Korando). The engine itself is the same one found in the Tivoli XLV, but a new turbocharger bumps the power figures up. The sole transmission option is a 6-speed automatic with a Drive Mode selector.

Its swap to diesel power aside, the 2020 Tivoli gets a refreshed exterior and interior.

Outside, the most notable one is the revised front clip with a new grille, headlights, and fog lights. Towards the side, there are more gloss black garnish, while at the back are LED combination lamps. Wheel sizes are either 16 or 18 inches depending on the trim.

Inside, the Tivoli benefits from better materials. The entire center console is new with easier-to-use climate control switches. The top-of-the-line Premium adds leatherette seats, a 10.25-inch full digital gauge cluster, an 8-inch Smart Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

For safety, dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear parking camera are standard. The Premium bumps it up to include a full suite of 6 airbags as well.

The 2020 SsangYong Tivoli retails starting at P 1.180-million for the 1.6 Diesel Sport, while the 1.6 Diesel Premium ups the price to P 1.290-million. All reservations done from today until the end of the month come with an additional P 30,000 discount. All SsangYong models come with a 5-year / 100,000-kilometer warranty and a 3-year / 60,000-kilometer free PMS package.


  1. Difinetely the best bang for the buck. Especially nowadays the subcompact SUV segment was crowded by China Made Cars. This Powered Diesel Tivoli is no doubt the favorite among all of them. It's a matter of time if only Ssangyong new Distributor willw the heart of Filipino consumers if they aggressively advertise it's product in social and newspapers media

  2. Did they resolve the issue with the brakes? I have a 2017 Tivoli and the brake feel is not good.


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