Renault Twingo arrives in UK showrooms

Renault Twingo arrives in UK showrooms  
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Hatchbacks, News, Renault
on 09/07/2007

Source: Renault UK

The eagerly anticipated Renault Twingo has arrived in UK showrooms and is on sale now. UK drivers can finally get their hands on Twingo in right-hand-drive for the first time, and Renault’s small-car success looks set to grow even further. Renault Twingo is the way small cars are meant to be, feisty, practical and connected. Renault has sold more than 2.4 million Twingos worldwide since its launch in April 1993, ensuring that it has been a major player in the small-car segment for decades, with Clio and Modus enhancing its rich heritage even further. 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, both with a sporty and stylish feel. The Dynamique trim with a 1.2 16V 75 petrol engine is priced at £8,375. Manual air conditioning is available on Dynamique as a £525 option. The GT with the new 1.2 TCE 100 petrol engine, which is also available on some Clio and Modus versions, is £9,995, beating its nearest competitor, the Fiat Panda, on price.

Twingo Dynamique has most of its competitors beat in terms of standard equipment it offers such as individual sliding rear seats and front fog lights. Front lateral airbags are also standard on Twingo but aren’t available at all on the Citroen C2 1.4 or the Ford KA Zetec.

Twingo GT has the best combined mpg in comparison to its competitors as well as the lowest emissions, making Renault’s Twingo the environmentally-friendly choice. Both versions of Twingo form part of a wide choice of Renault models across most of its range that meet Renault’s strict eco2 criteria.

New Twingo GT’s list of standard equipment also impresses compared to its competitors. Safety features such as front lateral airbags aren’t available on the Fiat, despite Twingo being cheaper.

New Twingo – feisty, practical and connected

The 21st Century Twingo is a car with the modern buyer and their demands in mind.

Its sporty and stylish good looks combine with the largest boot space in its class ensuring there’s plenty of room behind the wheel and that there’s enough space for four occupants and all their belongings to travel in comfort.

The technologically minded can also be assured that Twingo has benefited from modern innovations such as active and passive safety features including ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and driver and front passenger lateral airbags, or equipment to ensure comfort such as air conditioning which is standard on the GT.

Music and connectivity is key to the spirit of New Twingo and advances in technology have been fully incorporated into its development with the option of integrated Bluetooth Hands free telephone system as well as a ‘TunePoint’ (anchorage connection point concealed in the glove box) for MP3 players ensuring you can easily transfer your music from your pocket to your Twingo.

Twingo is assertive and assured, boasting the high levels of interior and exterior quality and equipment that a buyer expects from a modern vehicle.

Twingo = eco2

Renault recently launched its ‘eco2’ initiative which focuses on the full lifecycle of its vehicles from design right through to eventual recycling. Each eco2 vehicle must meet three strict criteria in terms of manufacturing, emissions (being 140 g/km or lower) and recycling.

New Twingo is an eco2 vehicle and beneath its sporty exterior lurks a breath of fresh air for the environment with a frugal, economical and ecological choice of engines. The 1.2 16V 75 emissions of 135 g/km and a combined mpg of 49.5.

The new 1.2 TCE 100 engine provides the torque of the 1.6 VVT 111 engine, the power of the 1.4 16V and the economy and emissions of the 1.2 16V 75. New Twingo also has the lowest emissions for a 100hp car.

With a combined mpg of 47.8, low emissions of just 140 g/km, a top speed of 117 mph and 145 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm, the 1.2 TCE 100 offers frugal fuel economy and a strong performance.

Personalise your Twingo!

Customers can also, for the first time on any Renault vehicle, personalise their New Twingo to reflect their own personality with a range of exterior decals available now. The fashion conscious can really express themselves and add their own design flair to the funky style of New Twingo.

As if Twingo isn’t already sporty as standard, customers can make sure their Twingo really stands out from the crowd with the Sport Look Pack for the Dynamique trim. For just £300, Twingo can rule the roads with extra tinted glass in the rear windows and tailgate and aluminium finished rear spoiler. A Sports body styling kit is also available which includes a deeper front spoiler at £800.

There is a choice of exterior decals on offer from £45-£80 available on New Twingo, such as white or black racing stripes (£80), poppy graphics (£80), white or black freestyle tattoo graphics (£80) and tribe door handle graphics (£45).

Renault Twingo Dynamique

The Dynamique is one of Renault’s most popular choices with customers and is available on New Twingo in the 1.2 16V 75 petrol engine and priced at £8,375.

In addition to the core features available on New Twingo such as rev counter, electrically variable power assisted steering, independent sliding and folding rear seats, height adjustable steering wheel, ABS (anti-lock braking system), front driver and passenger airbags, front lateral airbags and integrated passive anti-submarining system, New Twingo Dynamique offers the following equipment as standard:

15” ‘Alizar’ alloy wheels, sports body styling, front fog lamps, electric front windows, front height adjustable headrests, black interior adjustable door mirrors and 2 x 20W single CD with RDS radio and fingertip remote controls.

Manual air conditioning is available as a £525 option.

New Twingo Dynamique also benefits from a low insurance rating of 3E.

Renault Twingo GT

The Twingo GT is priced at £9,995 and features the 1.2 TCE 100 petrol engine which is not only powerful but ecological too. Based on the existing 1.2 16V 75, the new engine features a turbo which provides the torque of the 1.6 VVT 111 engine, the power of the 1.4 16V and the economy and emissions of the 1.2 16V 75.

Standard equipment on the GT in addition to the core features and those on Dynamique is as follows:

15” ‘Noxiane’ alloy wheels, silver rear spoiler, extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers, manual air conditioning, silver electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors, new generation front headrests, ‘see me home’ headlamps and leather covered steering wheel and gearknob.

Twingo GT has a low insurance rating of 5E.


The Twingo Dynamique will be available in seven colours, two non-metallic – Pacific Blue and Capsicum Red, and five metallic, Pearl Black, Mercury, Tempest, Blaze and Extreme Blue.

The GT will be available in six colours, one non-metallic, Capsicum Red, and five metallic as per the Dynamique version.

On sale now

New Twingo is in UK showrooms now. With sporty and stylish good looks, impressive standard equipment, low emissions and frugal economy, New Twingo is set to bring even more success to Renault’s small car range.

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