Renault, officially introduced today the 2014 Twingo, its latest city car that promises to bring an impressive design as well as some really interesting features. Developed in association with Daimer, the 2014 Renault Twingo takes its inspiration from the legacy left by the original Twingo and the Renault 5.
Of course, many of you will not be surprised as the new Twingo design was actually previewed by the Twin’Z and Twin’Run concept cars that Renault presented in 2013.
What is really interesting is that the new Twingo comes with a rear-mounted engine, for agile handling and extra cabin space. Moreover, the new Twingo is rear-wheel-drive (RWD), which is actually surprising.
Many of you folks may be confused: now BMW is going FWD, with their 2-Series Active Tourer, while Renault is going RWD with the new Twingo.
Anyway, Renault says that the rear position of the engine is actually a significant plus for a small city car as this improves the turning circle. New Twingo is surprisingly manoeuvrable in built-up areas and parking calls for only a few turns of the steering wheel.
Just like the Fiat 500 or the Opel Adam, the new Twingo comes in a choice of four vibrant ‘pop’ colours (light blue, white, yellow and red). Other cues inspired by the Renault 5 are the rake of Twingo’s rear screen and prominent shoulders. Moreover, the Twingo comes with LED daytime running lights, while the rear lights are a natural prolongation of the tailgate.