Official Fleet of the Cannes Film Festival
Renault has partnered the Cannes Film Festival since 1983 and for this year which is the 67th Cannes Film Festival Renault is strengthening its partnership by doubling the number of vehicles to over two hundred in all. Renault is also rolling out the red carpet for the new Twingo which will be on show in front of the Palais du Festival and fifteen nippy Twizy’s will be available to the general public to the zip along the beaches of the Croisette.
To take full advantage of the 200,000 people attending Cannes from around the world and the film’s high-profile media visibility, Renault is showcasing four New Twingo prototypes. Renault’s new city car changes the game with its looks and rear-mounted engine. One of the prototypes will even be playing a starring role at the foot of the red-carpeted steps of the Palais du Festival throughout the event.
Claude Hugot, Head of Public Relations for the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said “for Renault, the Cannes Film Festival, with its combination of prestige and glamour, has for 31 years been a key event for promoting our new models, in the spotlight of cameras from around the world! This year we are creating buzz with New Twingo, a car that reflects the innovative and avant-garde spirit sought after by our design teams.”
The new Twingo has been 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.
The Cannes Film Festival kicks off on May 14 with Olivier Dahan’s film Grace in Monaco starring Nicole Kidman, who will be at Cannes for the screening. Eighteen films are in competition in the official selection, including Jean-Luc Godard’s latest, Goodbye to Language, and Ken Loach’s highly awaited Jimmy’s Hall.