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Renault Twingo

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The Renault Twingo is a small city car originally released in 1992 with an emphasis on fun. The original Renault Twingo was famed for its quirky shape and high-tech dashboard (for its time). It has had several re-stylings, all retaining its fun-filled feel. The latest generation, Renault Twingo was released in 2019 and received a thumbs up from Top Gear.

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Renault Twingo models

The latest Twingo models are sporting a new interior and exterior look, which Renault describes as ‘more sophisticated’ yet ‘fun and agile’. What’s new are customising options and the latest connectivity innovations through its EASY CONNECT ecosystem. 

You can connect your smartphones for multi-media services such as: Waze, Google Maps or Spotify and there’s hands free.  

Featuring five doors and a fully folding front passenger seat, there’s room to load your Ikea purchases up to a length of 2.31m. Its safety features includes: four airbags and seat belts with pretensioners; electronic driving assistance such as lane departure warning and hill start assist.

The Twingo is available in three petrol-power units and three trim levels. The city dweller will delight with the 4.30m turning circle on the compact Twingo a mere 3.61m long making it easier to get in and out of the tighter urban parking spots.  

New Renault Twingo comes with three three-cylinder petrol engines complying with Euro 6D standards and featuring the latest technologies such as Stop & Start system and hill start assist:

  • SCe 75 is a bit more powerful in this generation with a max torque of 92 Nm. This engine comes in a manual five-speed gearbox.

  • TCe 95 and TCe 95 Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) taking the torque up to 135 Nm makes it a sportier car that’s zippier in the city and on the open road. This engine is also available with a six-speed EDC automatic gearbox.

Renault Twingo engines and fuel consumption

With a choice of nippy petrol and diesel engines, the Renault Twingo is an affordable car to run helping to reduce CO2 emissions. You can expect anywhere between 40 and 55 miles per gallon depending on model.

  • petrol engines: 1.2L

  • diesel engines: 1.5L

Renault Twingo insurance

Renault Twingo insurance groups generally fall between 5 and 8, depending on the exact model. 

The Association of British Insurers and Lloyd’s of London set your car’s insurance group from 1 to 50. In theory, the higher the insurance group, the greater your insurance premium will be. You can use Uswitch to shop for offers on Renault car insurance.

Euro NCAP safety ratings

For a small city car the Renault Twingo has achieved good results in safety tests (applies to 2014).

  • adult: 78%

  • child: 81%

  • pedestrian: 68%

  • Safety assist: 56%

Renault Twingo facts

The Renault Twingo’s name is dance-themed – it’s a mix of the words "twist”, "swing” and "tango”.

The original Renault Twingo is a sought-after modern classic in the UK, where it was never officially released.

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