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NEW PRODUCT
New Twingo - Full of smart ideas
Renaultís all-new Twingo III, the rear-driven city car

Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:02:54 GMT
 

Renault Twingo 2015MY cutout

French carmaker Renault last month unveiled the fruits of a development partnership with Daimlerís hitherto struggling Smart offshoot that is widely acknowledged to ultimately benefit both partners to a near equal extent.

Its all-new Twingo, sharing its DNA with Daimlerís imminent new generation of two and four-seater Smart city cars, is the result of a mutually beneficial joint-venture to develop from scratch a rear-engined baby car that for cost reasons neither Renault nor Daimler would have chosen develop on their own.

A true clean-sheet creation, distinguished above all by a novel rear engine, the new 5-door Twingo was conceived chiefl y to do battle with affordable range-entry cars like the Volkswagen Groupís new Up family, Toyotaís new Aygo and its Peugeot and CitroŽn twins, and also Fiatís hugely successful 500. 

In the UK, where new Twingo goes on sale this month, on-the-road prices start at £9,495 for the 70PS 3-cylinder version. 

Thatís not cheap. Roughly the same money, £9,010, will buy the 5-door 60PS range-entry version of the more substantial VW Up
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