2015 Renault TWINGO
Renault has taken the bold step of re-inventing Twingo to rekindle the unique spirit that made the original stand out from the crowd. Twenty years after the launch of the first model, the third-generation Twingo has been revisited from A to Z. The result is a fun, ultra-manoeuvrable city car and the return of the original’s cheerful expression, all in a colourful and comprehensively personalisable package.
Towns and cities become playgrounds
As the latest in a long line of small, innovative Renaults, New Twingo is an illustration of Renault’s expertise in this area. New Twingo features an innovative rear-engined platform that presents undeniable benefits for a city car, including a turning circle of just 4.30 metres, allowing it to turn on a sixpence, not to mention a commanding driving position which ensures a level of forward visibility amongst the very best in this class. Meanwhile, New Twingo is 10cm shorter than its predecessor, yet the interior of its cabin is 33cm longer.
New Twingo comes with a choice of two three-cylinder petrol engines (normally-as- pirated or turbocharged) which both deliver punchy yet thrifty performance. The new car’s chassis ensures precise, reassuring steering which makes driving in built-up areas particu- larly pleasurable. With the sprightly Energy TCe 90 engine at the back, New Twingo is perfectly in its element on longer journeys out in open country, too.
Smart and a choice of two connected systems
New Twingo’s smart design, which features a five-door architecture and versatile modularity, made possible by the car’s entirely flat floor, enables it to accommodate four adults in perfect comfort. It is also the only small city car that is capable of carrying, should you choose, a Swedish bookcase, a double bass or an NBA basketball player lengthways thanks to its record maximum load length of 2.31 metres. New Twingo is the only city car to offer a choice of two multimedia systems: a smart solution that includes a free navigation system based on the R & GO system connected to a smartphone, or the latest-generation in- dash R-Link Evolution® tablet which comes with an extensive catalogue of applications developed for use by motorists.
Small, strong and safe
New Twingo was developed jointly with Daimler and particularly careful attention was paid during its rigorous design to perceived quality and safety. The model is manufactured at the Novo Mesto plant in Slovenia which benefited from significant investment in order to meet the quality expectations of Renault and Daimler.
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[Source : RENAULT]