Renault Twingo to show its new customization offers at the Paris PTS

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Competing with the likes of the MINI Cooper and Fiat 500 currently raising the bar on diminutive styling, the Renault Twingo is demonstrating that it has what it takes to stay abreast. Renault will be showcasing the wide-ranging customization possibilities of the Twingo at the upcoming Paris Personalization, Technology and Mechanical Sports (PTS) Show.

Two themed Twingos dubbed Angel and Devil, representing the opposite ends of the customization spectrum, will be the highlight of Renault's display. Both cars will come with 17-inch wheels and brake calipers that are paint finished.

External paint finish will be contrasting in the two cars while including matte and satin color blocks that highlight the Twingo's lines. The Angel version will come in pearlescent white with black and red trim, while the Devil comes in glossy black with satin red and bare-metal trim.

Further personalization to be displayed at the PTS includes more than 45 freestyle graphics, body-color hubcaps, bespoke mirror shrouds, B-pillar trim and fog light moldings and other trim elements.

Numerous graphic themes are also available such as "La Parisienne," "Eiffel," "Boomerang," "Rainbow" and "Checkerboard." The cars will be on display at Villepinte from February 19-22.

The new Renault Twingo is able to deliver class-leading performance and fuel efficiency, thanks to its 100 hp new TCE (Turbo Control Efficiency) petrol engine and a chassis derived from the B-segment.

Twingo could also be availed with 1.5 dCi diesel engine. Aside from offering performance that is a level higher than its predecessor, the new Renault Twingo is targeting a broader market that extends beyond international borders.

To achieve such a feat, the Renault Twingo is now being offered in different versions, including the GT version and right-hand drive models for the United Kingdom. With a length of just 3.6 meters, the Twingo definitely has compact dimensions.

However, by fully optimizing this length, Renault was able make as much room inside. Moreover, the Twingo features a modular interior with the adoption of four independent sliding seats. Even when all four seats are used, the new Renault still boasts of offering the best-in-segment cargo space of between 165 liters and 285 liters (VDA).

A two-seat layout allows the Twingo to offer up to 959 liters of cargo capacity. Furthermore, the vehicle could accommodate loads of up to 2.15 meters in length if the front passenger seatback is tipped forward.

Press Release

RENAULT TWINGO PUTS ON A SHOW

Renault will present the Twingo at the Paris PTS (Personalization, Technology andMechanical Sports) from February 19 to 22, 2009, at Villepinte.

At the PTS, in this temple to customization which welcomed more than 120,000 visitors in 2008:

  • Renault Twingo will present its new customization offers, which will be available next spring.
  • Renault Design will give an exclusive preview of two interpretations of Twingo Renault Sport: “Angel and Devil”
  • Renault will launch its website fully dedicated to customization: www.twingototalperso.com
  • visitors can get a glimpse of the world of Renault Sport, with Clio Cup test rides, Renault Sport experience driving lessons, and can view the range of accessories.

Renault Twingo is a feisty, practical and connected car, whose appeal has already won over almost140,000 customers in Europe and is the leading car in its category in France.
Customization is a major trend; from mobile phone covers to textile products, the consumer needsto make the product “unique” so that it reflects his values, tastes and personality.
Many customers have already made Renault Twingo “unique” thanks to the customization offersproposed right from the launch.

Broadening of Twingo’s customization offer:
The customization options for Renault Twingo are unlimited, thanks to the decorative trim available.For example, freestyle graphics (available in black or white Tattoo or Poppies, at a cost of €35 for 3)can be placed wherever the customer wishes, ensuring that the product is completely exclusive. Previewed at the PTS, more than 45 new offers will join the existing range.
Renault’s designers have worked on three creative themes:
- city of light, with a “La parisienne” option and “Eiffel” motifs
- pop art , with its “Rainbow" motifs
- sport , with a new twist on the theme of “strips” and “checkerboards” as well as a newcreative theme called “boomerang”
The new offer will allow the customer to order a customized Twingo with the following elements tobe chosen as options: aluminium wheel rims or coloured hubcaps, rear view mirror shrouds, central pillar trim, fog lamp mouldings and decorative trim.
A website dedicated to customization: www.twingototalperso.com
This site won an award at the Meribel ad festival and its purpose is to let web users find the rightTwingo for them. To do this, the visitor creates an alter ego using a specially-created morphing tool.
Then, the tool suggests the most suitable car for the visitor's personality. The web user can thenconfigure and customize the car at leisure, using real-time 3D technology, and order a t-shirt with a Twingo picture.

Angel and Devil

A show is a great place to meet the general public, and as such is an opportunity to present ourcreative ideas and to gauge reactions to new offers to help us select our offers of the future. TwoTwingo Renault Sport cars have been converted to represent Angel and Devil, a graphic themedemonstrating all the design potential offered by Twingo in terms of customization. It highlights theTwingo's sporty aspect, by connecting the 2 optical blocks of the front side, continuing to the rear tailgate, finishing up on the "Twingo" marked on the tailgate, like a comet tail.

The contrasting colours and matte effects draw the eye in and offer an original take on the volumes and lines of the Twingo:
- Pearlescent white and matte black, with diabolical red accents
- Satin red and glossy black, with cold metal accents
The vehicles are Twingo Renault Sport cars specially equipped with:
- 17’ two-tone cold metal/satin red wheel rims
- Red brake callipers
- Glossy black air intake grids
- Red indicator “shank”
- Red interior surface of the exhaust tube
Reminder of Twingo’s customization offer:

Price France (incl. tax):
DOOR SHELL GRAPHIC: POPPIES (2 PIECES) €20
DOOR SHELL GRAPHIC: TRIBE (2 PIECES) €20
DOOR SHELL GRAPHIC: BLACK SPIRAL (2 PIECES) €20
DOOR SHELL GRAPHIC: WHITE SPIRAL (2 PIECES) €20
FREESTYLE GRAPHICS: POPPIES (3 PIECES) €35
FREESTYLE GRAPHICS: BLACK TATTOO (3 PIECES) €35
FREESTYLE GRAPHICS: WHITE TATTOO (3 PIECES) €35
DOOR PILLAR GRAPHIC: BLACK SPIRAL (2 PIECES) €35
LARGE FULL GRAPHIC: POPPIES €120 incl. installation
LARGE FULL CHECKERBOARD GRAPHIC €120 incl. installation
LARGE FULL BLACK DECORATIVE STRIP GRAPHIC €120 incl. installation
LARGE FULL WHITE DECORATIVE STRIP GRAPHIC €120 incl. installation
CHROME FINISH REAR VIEW MIRROR SHROUDS €60
SPORT KIT: RIGHT AND LEFT SILL, FRONT SPOILER, REAR
BUMPER EXTRACTOR TRIM €1,060 incl. tax & installation
RENAULT SPORT BLACK CHECKERBOARD DECAL KIT €35
RENAULT SPORT COAL GREY CHECKERBOARD DECAL KIT €35
RENAULT SPORT WHITE CHECKERBOARD DECAL KIT €35
GREY SHADOWS DECAL €150
RENAULT SPORT COOL GREY CHECKERBOARD DECAL KIT €35
CHESS-BOARD DECAL €107
"POWER PADS” ON PEDALS €60
REANULT SPORT BRANDED GEAR LEVER KIT €150
RENAULT SPORT BRANDED HANDBRAKE HANDLE €60
CHESS-BOARD KEY COVER €9
CHECKERBOARD KEY COVER €9
GREY SHADOWS KEY COVER €9

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