SsangYong XLV: SUV test a most surprising

Extra luggage capacity and better headroom in the rear seats allow the SsangYong XLV distance himself from Tivoli, who shares mechanical elements.

Ssangyong XLV, with the SUV minivan ambition

Ssangyong XLV, with the SUV minivan ambition

Ssangyong XLV, with the SUV minivan ambition

Ssangyong XLV, with the SUV minivan ambition

It matters little that SsangYong present XLV as a minivan and Tivoli as a SUV. Forgetting debates about whether it is a SUV or a minivan, the SsangYong XLV is a family car with a good amount of interior space, a height at the fair ground, just a more economical power and driving dynamics: spends little and run enough, although its tires do not help you to have good stopping distances.

He XLV share technical basis with Tivoli and, in view of its front and its body until after the B-pillar, they could pass each other. Although us to focus on the tailgate, or C pillar we see clearly that there are two complementary models, separated by a market next difference 2,500 euros to equal engine and transmission.

SsangYong XLVThe case recalls the XLV concept and behavior to Tivoli, but has a longer up to the luggage boot floor more capable, 22 cm, which allow you to load objects up to 1.78 m and has about 35 liters more capacity measuring up the hidden curtain luggage. But it also has more vertical space in the rear seats (5 cm) which in practice serve to travel comfortably passengers over the height 1.85m. In short, it is a solvent vehicle, with a similar average of a category in the Opel Mokka shine, Skoda Yeti or Jeep Renegade habitability. But to be considered a full-fledged minivan, we miss the SsangYong XLV not have individual seats or at least one sliding rear bench.

Inside the SsangYong XLV

Everyday it is going to be comfortable on board SsangYong XLV however much the sound that reaches the passenger compartment is high and rigid plastics abound touch. It is not decisive and we could say that is a second term against phenomenal equipment which offers even in its less equipped versions.

SsangYong XLV testThe driving position in the SsangYong XLV It is high, but is conditioned by lack of depth adjustment Flywheel to force a choice between very stretched out arms or legs bent enough. Allows a good view of the road without thereby be uncomfortable when entering or leaving the cockpit.

Not satisfied tires, responsible for contributing a disappointing braking distances (About 86 m dangerous to stop the car traveling at 140 km / h) that are cluttering up the general correction in behavior XLV. And if it is not very fast well as to limit accelerations (11,8 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 100 km / h) speed recovers easily without downshifting going downloaded (12,6 seconds to go in 6th 80 120 km / h) and spends very little, less than 6 liters in town and just 5 l / 100 km highway. Circulating full load, however, we may have to use the change to crown the longest highway slopes without losing speed even at the expense of better consumption. Nevertheless, the SsangYong XLV utility is a spacious, well-equipped and inexpensive that can solve most of the needs of the public … even more expensive than his younger brother.

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