Award for new Renault Twingo Bizu

The small city car was one of several Renault cars to be offered with a ‘Bizu’ limited edition for 2011, bringing down the entry price of the range to just £6,595.

This was enough to convince judges of the Parkers’ New Car Awards 2011 to award the City Car title to Renault’s smallest car.

The Renault Twingo Bizu finished ahead of the Fiat 500, Ford Ka and Citroen C1 to take the top prize at the awards.

Kieren Puffett, Editor of Parker’s, said, “The Renault Twingo 1.2 16V Bizu won the Parker’s New Car Awards 2011 City Car category because not only is it perfectly suited to driving around town and thanks to its light steering is also easy to park and manoeuvre, but when it comes to costs the Twingo excels as an overall package."

Its 1.2-litre petrol engine delivers 55mpg and, according to judges, ‘has frugal servicing costs’. This, along with competitive pricing and strong residual values was enough to take the title of ‘the car that makes the car buyers’ cash go the furthest’.

The Renault Twingo Bizu, despite being an entry-level model, comes with a sound system comprising a CD and MP3 player, Bluetooth and electric windows.

In typical Renault style, the Twingo is one of the sportier city cars on the market and includes a sporty styling on the front bumper. For extra sporting appeal, the Twingo is also one of three Renault models offered in racing-inspired Gordini colours.

The Renault Twingo Bizu 1.2-litre 16V is priced from £6,595. At the other end of the range, the Renault Twingo Gordini costs £14,500. Both are available to buy now from Renault dealerships.