Renault Twingo
Renault Twingo

UK drivers will be able to get behind the wheel of New Twingo in right-hand-drive for the first time when it goes on sale on 7th September. And it is certainly worth the wait.

Renault has been a successful major player in the small-car segment for decades with more than 2.4 million Twingos sold worldwide since the model was launched in April 1993. New Twingo is the first vehicle in an extensive range renewal programme under the Renault Commitment 2009 plan.

In the UK, New Twingo will be available in two engines and trims. The popular and sporty Dynamique trim with a 1.2 16V 75 petrol engine is priced at £8,375 and the GT with the new 1.2 TCE 100 engine is £9,995. The new 1.2 TCE 100 engine recently debuted in some Clio and Modus versions.

The Twingo Dynamique offers a saving of £770 when compared on price to its closest competitor, the Citroen C2 1.4 Design. Twingo also beats the Citroen, Ford KA Zetec, Toyota Aygo 1.0 Black and Peugeot 107 Sport XS in terms of standard equipment with many of its competitors either not offering certain items of equipment at all or only as an option.

Twingo Dynamique is the only one out of those models listed to offer features such as individual sliding rear seats and front fog lights as standard. Front lateral airbags are also standard on Twingo but aren’t available at all on the Citroen or the Ford.

Twingo GT offers savings of up to £1,505 when compared to its nearest competitors, the Fiat Panda 100 or Citroen C2 1.6 VTR. It also has the best combined mpg of all listed as well as the lowest emissions which means Twingo GT not only saves you money but is also the environmentally-friendly choice.

Twingo GT also has an impressive list of standard equipment that its competitors can’t match. Twingo GT is the only car of those highlighted to offer automatic headlights and windscreen wipers as standard. Safety features such as front lateral airbags are standard on Twingo GT but aren’t available on the Fiat or Ford, despite the Twingo being cheaper than both.

Renault Twingo | Part Two

Published : 20/06/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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