Renault reveal the new Twingo
New car inspired by the Renault 5
Renault has taken a fresh look at the Twingo city car, engineers and designers have started from a blank sheet and taken inspiration from the original Twingo and the Renault 5. The brand new Twingo has arrived and this new car is great fun to drive.
The new Twingo comes in a choice of four vibrant ‘pop’ colours; light blue, white, yellow and red. The front end features the brand’s new trademark styling, including a prominent Renault logo set to a black background. The new Twingo’s expressive gaze is reinforced by its big head lights, which are topped by the direction indicators, as well as by its LED daytime running lights which combine a hi-tech feel with an echo of the model’s predecessors. The originality of New Twingo’s wide glass hatch makes an important contribution to the modernity its rear-end styling, while the rear lights are a natural prolongation of the tailgate.
Meanwhile, the new city car’s five-door architecture which is a first in the history of the model makes it even more versatile than ever. Indeed the new Twingo carries over some of the keys that are behind the success of its sibling the new Clio, including a sleek profile, concealed rear door handles and plenty of scope for personalisation thanks to the range of body colours and customisable exterior trim features like the door mirrors, side protective mouldings and decals. The four body colours and customisation options mean that the new Twingo can take on a host of stances, from urban to sporty, feminine and masculine.
Laurens van den Acker, Head of Industrial Design, Renault said “new Renault Twingo was inspired not only by the original Twingo but also by the Renault 5. It is a modern take on the city car genre with the accent on innovation in terms of its lines and architecture. new Twingo is a fun, playful and vibrant city car.”
The new Twingo features a rear-mounted engine for agile handling and extra cabin space. Positioning the engine at the rear is a significant plus for a small city car since it frees up the front end and considerably improves the turning circle. InThe new Twingo is surprisingly manoeuvrable in built-up areas and parking is very easy with only a few turns of the steering wheel. Due to the use of a smaller block and the positioning of the wheels at the cars extreme corners the rear-mounted engine also frees up extra cabin space, while the new Twingo also boasts the sort of wheelbase and roomy interior more generally associated with models in the next segment up.
The interior of the new Twingo will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next month the cabin will be colourful and cheerful and will deliver user friendly everyday versatility.