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autoviva2014-02-14 10:31:57

Renault unveils the new Twingo design

Interior and engine will unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

The new Twingo generation was built on a platform shared with Smart

RenaultRenaultRenaultFrance, 1898 > present189 models
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is once again revolutionizing the city car segment with the introduction of the new generation TwingoTwingoRenault TwingoFrance, 1992 > present3 series
70 versions
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, 20 years after the release of the original modelTwingo Gen.1Renault Twingo Gen.1France, 1992 > 20076 versions
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. The new Twingo was developed entirely from scratch and went for inspiration from the original Twingo and Renault 55Renault 5France, 1972 > 19962 series
23 versions
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. Based on the same platform that will give birth to the new SmartsmartsmartGermany, 1994 > present13 models
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fortwoFortwosmart FortwoGermany, 1997 > present3 series
138 versions
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and forfourForfoursmart ForfourGermany, 2003 > 20066 versions
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one of the main novelties of the new Twingo is the use of a rear engine.

Placing the engine on the back is a significant advantage in a small car since it releases the front axle and allows strongly to improve the turning circle. The new Twingo has, therefore, surprising maneuverability. The rear engine architecture also saves space on board. With a shorter front and wheels positioned on the 4 corners, the new Twingo has an interior space and a wheelbase that could compete with models from an upper segment.

Design of the new Twingo

The genesis of the design of the new TwingoTwingo Expression SCeRenault Twingo Expression...France, 2014 > present5 photos
can be clearly found in the Twin'Z and Twin'Run concepts, revealed during 2013. Some design elements were inspired directly from the Renault 5, for example, the sharp lines and steep tailgate reminiscent of the famous rear engined R5 Turbo5 TurboRenault 5 TurboFrance, 1983 > present4 photos
that marked his era.

"The New Renault Twingo was inspired not only on the original Twingo but also on the R5. It is a modern interpretation of an urban, innovative car in terms of style and architecture. The new Renault Twingo is a fun, playful and vibrant city car," says Laurens van den Acker, Renault 's Design Director.

The front features the new design brand identity from Renault with a visible logo on a black background. The new Twingo features an expressive front enhanced by both daytime LED headlamps that combine technology with a "snap" to previous generations.

The original glazed back door of the new Twingo gives a modern and well-creased character to the entire rear section.

For the first time in its history the Twingo will be offered with a five-door body, making it more versatile. Furthermore, Renault is to propose a wide range of customization elements for the model, which has been characteristic of the success of the new Clio range.

The official presentation of the new Twingo will be held at the Geneva Motor Show. Only then we will get to know the interior of the city car model and the engines that will give life to the new generation.





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