SsangYong’s limited edition Tivoli Ultimate is powered by a 1.6-liter Euro 6 petrol engine, and will set you back £17,495 ($25,000) if you go for the manual, or £18,747 ($26,845) if you opt for the 6-speed Aisin automatic.
The Ultimate comes with an electrically operated and ventilated driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, LED fog lamps, repositioned handbrake and minor changes to the switchgear. It’s also based on the range-topping ELX version, which is one of the safest cars in its class according to the automaker.
Available active safety systems include Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assistance and Traffic Sign Recognition. You also get seven airbags – front, side, curtain and one for the driver’s knee.
As for other standard features, there’s the leather upholstery, keyless starting, parking sensors, reversing camera, cruise control, electric windows, smart steering, 7-inch touchscreen with RDS radio, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, TomTom navigation, diamond cut alloys and dual-zone air conditioning.
Buyers willing spend an extra £400 ($573) can get the optional Style pack, which adds either a white or black contrasting roof. If you’d just like the entry-level Tivoli though, know that it will set you back just £13,495 ($19,324), not much more than a top-spec Dacia Duster.