Is SsangYong Really Planning A Tivoli Convertible?

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It appears that the SsangYong won't stop at the XLV, essentially a larger version of the Tivoli, in its attack on the SUV segment.

There is nothing official at the time, but AutoExpress reports that the Tivoli could follow on the same lines as the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, as such a version of the crossover is under consideration and full-size clay models are being prepared.

There currently an internal debate whether to produce such a vehicle or not, but if it will see the light of day, then it is expected to gain a folding fabric soft-top and switch to a three-door body style. Compensating for the open top will be the extra strengthening of the chassis to retain structural rigidity.

As far as the engine lineup goes, the same 1.6-liter petrol and diesel units from the Tivoli should be carried over. These will probably be joined by a new 3-cylinder turbocharged mill, developed by Mahindra & Mahindra, SsangYong's parent company.

It may be too soon to talk about its prices, but one thing is sure, it will be more expensive than the regular model, which starts from £12,950 ($18,600 equivalent) in the United Kingdom.