The new family of Renault Twingo revealed to day in Frankfurt, promising a wide range of models and personalization options.
The new Twingo is an important car because it is the first Renault to feature the all-new design language. And by the looks things it is a good one. The previosu Twingo was a totally girly car, and not even a pretty one. This new model doesn’t have that gender issue.
The new front grille on the Twingo will be seen on every upcoming model by Renault, and so will be bubbly lights at front, not in the same exact position of course, but somewhere similar. The whole design has become more curvy. And it even continues inside the cabin.
Inside, Twingo’s bubbly side is enhanced through the harmony of colour and material. All the upholstery options have their own personality. The seats feature new patterns, with edging picked out in contrasting colours. All stitching, as well as the leather or TEP panels, are coordinated. The colours also feature on the door inserts and climate control and heater system controls. The lateral air vents come in different tones, depending on the market (Gloss Black, Majorelle Blue, Anis Green, Gunmetal), and their controls are detailed in chrome.
The range of engine for the new Twingo include the 1.2 TCe 100hp engine, which boasts peak torque of 155Nm, the 1.2 16V 75hp petrol engine or the dCi 75 and dCi 85 diesels. From 2012, New Twingo will achieve benchmark emissions standards: 85g of CO2/km for the dCi 75 and dCi 85 diesel-powered versions and 102g/km with the 1.2 16V 75hp petrol engine. Driving economically, a full tank can ensure a range of up to 1,000km (diesel version) or 750km (petrol).
All the audio systems in the New Twingo range will feature Bluetooth functionality and audiostreaming with USB connectivity as standard. This makes it easy to play digital music, from a player, phone or USB stick. In this area, too, New Renault Twingo delivers the same features as Renault models in other segments. As an option, the audio system can be used as a docking station for the iPhone and latest-generation iPod Touch. This audio system permits the use of GPS navigation thanks to a Renault-developed iPhone application. This app uses Bluetooth to communicate with the car and analyses the driver’s ‘eco-driving’ behaviour in real time with a view to providing fuel-saving tips.