SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Ssangyong Motor Co, owned by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra, plans to unveil the long body version of its popular Tivoli sport utility vehicle next month, an industry source said Thursday.
“The exact launch date has not been determined but the long body version of the Tivoli will likely hit the market before the end of next month,” the source told the English division of Yonhap News Agency.
The Tivoli is one of Ssangyong Motor’s most popular models whose sales started early last year. It was the first new model the automaker brought to the market since it was acquired by the Indian conglomerate back in 2011.
He declined to elaborate on other details including what would be its official vehicle name.
The long body version is expected to appeal to customers who want more luggage space than the Tivoli small-sized SUV. Last year, Ssangyong Motor sold nearly 64,000 units of the Tivoli at home and abroad, the best annual performance ever among its vehicle models.
As for the new Rexton SUV, the source disputed some media reports that it will be launched within this year, saying that it will not hit the market until early next year.’