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Renault at Geneva Motor Show: Renault Wind

Tue, 02 Mar 2010

The Renault Wind gets its first public airing at Geneva

The Renault Wind gets its first public airing at Geneva

Last month Renault revealed that the Twingo CC we were expecting to make an appearance would – but as the Renault Wind. Which seems to be because Renault want us to perceive the Wind as a bit more upmarket that the Twingo on which it’s based. So they’re fitting bits and bobs to the interior from further up the Renault range to make the Wind seem a bit posher.

The Renault Wind features a pivoting roof mechanism – unlike most hinged systems which fold the roof – meaning that the roof, when open, really doesn’t impinge on the load space. In fact the Wind has more boot space (270 litres) than the Twingo on which it’s based.

The Renault Wind has sporty pretensions, and the suspension has apparently been fettled by Renaultsport. It will also have just a pair of petrols engines on offer at launch – the 133bhp 1.6 litre lump from the Twingo Renaultsport and the Twingo GT’s 100bhp 1.2-litre engine. It also seems likely that we’ll see a Renaultsport Wind or Gordini Wind at some point.

Expect to see the Renault Wind on sale later this year, probably from around £16.5k

By Cars UK