The XLV is “an extended body model”, of the Tivoli, according to SsangYong officials. It was not available to drive at launch, but a latest spec XLV is expected on the media test fleet early in 2019. 

The XLV will be available in ELX trim ($31,990 drive-away), with the same spec level as a Tivoli ELX and only as a 2WD: next step up is the AWD Ultimate at $34,990 (drive-away pricing) or spend another extra $500 and get a two-tone AWD Ultimate ($35,490 drive-away pricing).  All XLVs have a Euro 6-compliant 1.6-litre diesel engine and a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission. 

As standard, every Tivoli XLV has a 7.0-inch touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto emergency braking (AEB), forward collision warning (FCW), reversing camera, and seven airbags.

The ELX also gets leather-covered steering wheel, telescopic steering, front/rear park assist, lane-departure warning (LDW), lane-keep assist (LKA), high-beam assist (HBA), roof rails, luggage screen, dual-zone air-conditioning, tinted glass, HID headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Beyond that the Ultimate versions also gets all-wheel drive, leather seats, powered/heated/vented front seats, sun roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a full-size spare tyre. The Ultimate 2-Tone gets the two-tone colour package.

Safety gear includes seven airbags, AEB and forward collision warning (FCW). The Tivoli does not have an ANCAP rating because it has not been tested here yet.

Every Tivoli has a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, seven years’ roadside assistance and a seven-year service-price plan.