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New Renault Twingo revealed – debuts at Geneva

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The new Renault Twingo revealed

The new Renault Twingo has been revealed a little earlier than Renault planned with a single group photo of the new Twingo (above) after first images leaked on to the Interwebs, and Renault are promising a proper set of photos later (we’ll update then). The new Twingo takes its cues from the recent Renault Twinz Concept and is underpinned by the same rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive platform as the next generation SMART ForFour.

Both the new Twingo and the new ForFour will use the same range of 3-cylinder engines complete with either a manual or dual-clutch auto ‘box, and the Twingo comes with a front end that looks like the rest of the latest Renault range and will be available in both three and five-door options.

What is also likely to arrive at some point is yet another electric Renault, with the new Twingo designed to take an EV powertrain; perhaps it will be more successful than Renault’s EV attempts to date?

Renault are hoping that this latest Twingo will be able to carve out a successful niche competing with cars like the Fiat 500 and Vauxhall Adam as a cute, funky urban runaround, which is a lot more than the last generation Twingo managed – certainly in the UK.

By Cars UK