A few weeks ago, Renault launched the advertising campaign of its new Twingo. With “Agile of body and spirit” as its slogan, it has left us intrigued. And, it’s even more true when we know that this third generation was conceived in partnership with Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) and that it has a certain German cousin... the Smart Forfour.
Concretely, this Twingo keeps the line of a city car with the pretty curves which made the charm of its elders; it has a highly customisable interior and is capable of holding four people. What’s more, going from one generation to another, this Twingo has two extra doors. From a practical point of view, if we regret that this Twingo hasn’t got a sliding rear seats anymore, we appreciate that the boot has a useful volume of 188 litres, which can be extended to 980 litres once the rear seats are folded down. These values are average for the category. Finally, once we fold down the front passenger seat, this Twingo is capable of transporting objects that are 2.3 m long. Quite practical, no?
Taking over the technical base of the Smart Forfour, this Twingo has become a propulsion car. And, like the Smart, it sees its engine migrate from the front to the rear. To run this Twingo, Renault offers only two 3-cylinder petrol engines: a 0.9 90 hp turbo and a 1.0 atmospheric of 70 hp. For the time being, they’re linked to a manual 5 speed gearbox. This offer will be completed in the months to come by an automatic gearbox with a double clutch. The base model Twingo can be bought for 9’650€ and is available from today.
In your opinion, will this generation get the same success as the original model?