Renault announces specs and pricing for new Twingo

Renault has announced the full specs and pricing for the all-new Twingo.

Available in three trim levels, prices for the new third-generation model begin at only £9,495.

The latest Twingo will also be the first in the model’s history to feature a rear-engined rear-wheel drive layout with five doors.

As well as that, Renault says that the new supermini will also be more compact, more spacious and more agile than ever before and will also boast a wide range of customisation options.

Turbo-charged option available

Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Twingo will be powered by a choice of two engines, a 1.0-litre 69bhp petrol engine or a turbocharged 0.9-litre 89bhp variant.

Standard equipment throughout the range includes Renault’s new smartphone-compatible R & GO system, which allows drivers access to a wide variety of navigation and multimedia functions.

Body-coloured bumper, door handles and mirror shells are also standard, as is a rear spoiler and LED daytime running lights. Power steering, electric windows and remote central locking are included, as is a speed limiter, trip computer and lane-change functions.

Stepping up from the entry-level Expression trim, the Play version adds air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, plus 15-inch black two-tone wheels.

The range-topping Dynamique versions also come with pinstripe decals, front fog lamps and heated mirrors in addition to the previous equipment.

Renault have also thrown in cruise control, stop-start technology, a lane departure warning system and leather-trimmed steering wheels and gear knobs on the Dynamique Twingo models.

Furthermore, the French carmaker has released an extensive range of personalisation options packs to allow customers to create a Twingo customised to their needs.

Prices for the packs start from just £100 for the Style and Touch packs, which adds a choice of additional colours for upholstery, instruments and air vents, along with outer features including the grille strips and door mirrors.

Even more cabin room

Thanks to its new powertrain layout, the Twingo is now 10cm shorter than its predecessor, but comes with a 12cm longer wheelbase and 22cm more cabin room.

Renault also say that the turning circle of the Twingo will reduce to only 8.59 meters due to the lack of an engine blocking the front wheels, making the car easy to park in tight city streets or parking spaces.

With five doors and a boot capacity of 219 litres, which can expand to 980 litres when the rear seats are folded, the Twingo is also extremely practical given its city car size.

The new range of three-cylinder engines also offer up to 14mpg greater fuel economy than the Twingo’s predecessor, along with up to 35g/km lower CO2 emissions.

With deliveries due to start in September, the new Renault Twingo is available to order now. Prices for the new model start from £9,495 for the entry-level Expression trim.