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 or 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.
"I’ve lost 10cm exterior length, I’ve gained 33cm interior length, I have a record-breaking turning circle of 8.59 metres"
The Twingo paradox. Since the last generation Renault Twingo has lost 10cm in length. However, at the same time the cabin is 33cm longer. This gives class leading knee room for rear passengers.
Tight turns shouldn’t be trouble. The Renault Twingo has a class-leading turning circle of 8.59m, which is at least 1m better than its competitors. 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 storage 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 gearstick.
R&Go is an application that turns your smartphone into a touchscreen
for your dashboard! The fitted universal smartphone cradle mounts your
phone to the dashboard and the app presents the features in an intuitive
menu with large buttons.
Navigation. 3D vehicle navigation provided by CoPilot - one country map included for Renault Twingo customers, other countries / Europe available for in-app purchase. Maps are downloaded onto the phone, so no data required for navigation. Find my car feature: phone automatically saves the location of your car and gives pedestrian navigation back to it!
Phone. Digital keypad, call history and contacts; phone calendar; SMS* (messages read out)
Media. Can select the input source for the stereo and control the AM/FM/DAB radio, play music from the phone, access internet radio (uses phone’s data)
Vehicle. Eco driving score, fuel consumption info, trip computer and rev counter.
The R&Go application is free to download and is compatible with any Android or iOS smartphone. Every standard radio on Renault Twingo is compatible with the app.
Integrated 7” touchscreen multimedia system (with navigation).
Renault R-Link is a 7” touchscreen integrated into the dashboard. You
can control it from the screen, steering wheel controls or even voice
command (except for multimedia content). In addition to its many
built-in features (TomTom® LIVE navigation, multimedia - including DAB
radio, vehicle information and Phone), there are also applications to
download from the R-Link Store. Available apps include: Email, News,
Weather, Twitter and Fuel Prices which displays the latest prices for
nearby petrol stations.
Included with Renault R-Link on the Renault Twingo is a reverse parking camera, which displays the view behind the car on the 7” screen.
The engines on Renault Twingo are efficient and quiet without compromising driving pleasure.
SCe 70. Made for the city, this 70 hp petrol engine’s torque is very responsive, for a drive which is simultaneously lively, flexible and comfortable. There is also a variant which includes Stop & Start for improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
Energy TCe 90. For those out of town, the ENERGY TCe 90 turbo petrol engine is most at home. With more power (90 hp) and torque (135 Nm) it is very comfortable with brisk starts and nippy acceleration. With standard Stop & Start, your driving is fun and economical.