Five years after the launch of the second generation model, Renault Twingo became the first model in the range to show the brand’s new design identity following extensive restyling.
Now the French automaker has revealed yet another new Twingo set to be officially unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Vibrant design featuresThe 2014 Renault Twingo was created from a blank sheet of paper and draws inspiration from the original Twingo and the Renault 5. It features a rear-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, freeing up the front end and considerably improving the turning circle.
Combined with the use of a smaller block and the positioning of the wheels at the car's corners, the rear-mounted engine also frees up extra cabin space.
The model has been further equipped with a sporty and playful front fascia which has a prominent Renault logo set to a black background and circular LED daytime running lights which combine a hi-tech feel with an echo of the model’s predecessors. It also has hidden rear door handles and distinctive taillights that are described as a "natural prolongation of the tailgate."
The redesigned model also features five doors, rather than three and comes in a choice of four vibrant ‘pop’ colours (light blue, white, yellow and red).
Additional spec and interior details and images will only be released on March 4 at the Geneva Show, but Renault says customers can expect a "colourful and cheerful cabin which has been ingeniously thought through to deliver user-friendly, everyday versatility."
A source at Renault South Africa said the new Twingo won't be coming to our shores at this point. Fingers crossed Renault South Africa changes its mind.