The brief. ‘‘Design a car that smiles and makes you feel happy, with a cheerful, friendly face that brings back memories.” Back to the roots. A pinch of R5 Turbo, a hint of First Generation Twingo, a touch of the Renault DNA. The Renault Twingo resembles its predecessors and is the stuff of dreams. It is a car of its time: current, smart, modular and connected. Like the Renault family. Drawing on the marque’s emotional and sporting heritage, the designers re-interpreted selected iconic Renault features. The tailgate angle, sculpted sides, small round lights and rectangular headlights are all hints to past Renault cars.In the city, life moves fast and things can change quickly, so a truly excellent city car is one that is practical and versatile as well as small and agile. Whether you have passengers getting in the back, need to park in a tight space or even need to carry some flat pack furniture, Renault Twingo is in its element. Space, storage and manoeuvrability. Putting the engine in the rear is something you normally associate with two-seater sports cars, not practical city superminis! However, doing this has given Renault Twingo features that make it stand out from the competition.
Tight turns shouldn’t be trouble. The Renault Twingo has an impressive turning circle of 8.59m. This makes parallel parking in tight spaces a lot easier. What a view! By having a shorter bonnet and a raised driving position, Renault Twingo has excellent driver visibility which makes you feel more confident and enjoy the drive more. Quiet, please! The engine at the back means it is further away from the driver, and therefore quieter: great for listening to your music (or your passenger!) Plenty of room. Although you might think that putting the engine at the back would compromise space, you’d be surprised! There is no loading lip to the boot floor - so it’s easy to lift items in and out of the boot - and the split folding rear seats fold flat with the boot, making the space practical. What’s more, the front passenger seat folds down, giving 2.3m of load length! This means you could carry some flat pack furniture and still have a passenger in the back! In addition to the impressive boot space, there are also little stowage spaces around the car for smaller items, such as rear door pockets*, space under the rear seats* and a storage space in front of the gear stick.