Economy, Auto

Ssanyong Tivoli Unveiled in Tehran

Ssanyong Tivoli Unveiled in TehranSsanyong Tivoli Unveiled in Tehran

The South Korean-made Ssangyong Tivoli, a small sports utility vehicle has been officially unveiled in northern Tehran's up-market Palladium Shopping Mall this week. Among those present at the inaugural event were representatives of Ssanyong Motors and of Ramak Khodro, the local company authorized to sell and service the vehicles in Iran, Persian Khodro reports. Tivoli is Ssangyong's intended rival for Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva motor show. It measures 4.2 meters in length and is around 5 centimeters longer than the Nissan Juke. It sits on an all-new platform—the first developed since Ssangyong was taken over by Indian industrial giant Mahindra.  Tivoli is a five-seater and its boot capacity is 423 liters, or around 30 liters less than that of Renault's Captur. Tivoli's starting price is 890 million rials ($25,800 at market exchange rate), making it one of the cheaper vehicles on the market, according to the latest price guide.