Geneva gets Twingo'd
06 March 2007
The big news on the Renault stand at the Geneva motor show is the unveiling of the petite Twingo city car.
The previous, 2.4 million-selling Twingo was a hit in continental Europe but was developed only in left-hand drive configuration - a mistake Renault is keen to remedy. The new Twingo arrives on these shore in September.
Set to go head-to-head with cars like the Fiat Panda and Citroen C1-Peugeot 107-Toyota Aygo threesome, the Twingo will be available with two efficient 1.2-litre petrols from launch, a 75PS and a 100PS turbocharged version. The latter makes its debut in the sporty GT version that hits 60mph in less than 10 seconds but returns a frugal combined 47.9mpg. All Twingos will emit less than 140g/km.
Inside, the Twingo boasts a sliding row of seats behind the driver that increases boot space from 165 to 285-litres while still seating four.