Renault has today revealed pricing and specifications for the all-new, third generation Twingo, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March and goes on sale from late September.
Prices start at under £9,500 for the entry-level Expression SCe 70, while the Play SCe 70 - which is expected to be one of the most popular models - comes in at less than £10,000.
There are three versions of new Twingo - Expression, Play and Dynamique, powered by a choice of two engines - the new 1.0-litre 70hp SCe three-cylinder normally aspirated engine and a Dynamique TCe 90 with a 0.9-litre 90hp three-cylinder turbocharged unit.
Dynamique models have Renault's Stop & Start system, which cuts the engine when the car is stationary in traffic to reduce emissions and improve economy.
Connectivity comes as standard on every new Twingo through the new smartphone-operated R & GO® system.
Thanks to the radio, a universal cradle and a clever, free-to-download app, owners have access to a variety of navigation, telephone, multimedia and trip computer functions as well as internet radio and a host of other practical features.
Dynamique models offer the option of the R-Link multimedia system with a seven-inch touch-screen, voice control, TomTom® navigation and 3D sound by Arkamys. DAB radio, Bluetooth® connectivity and USB sockets are standard on every version.
All versions of the Twingo come with body-coloured bumpers, door handles and exterior door mirror shells, a rear spoiler and LED daytime running lights.
Comfort and convenience are provided with electric power steering, electric front windows, remote central locking, a speed limiter, a height-adjustable steering wheel, a trip computer and gearchange indicator, a lane-change function for the indicators and the automatic activation of the rear screen wiper when reverse gear is selected.
The safety equipment includes electronic stability control, hill start assist, emergency brake assist and four airbags as well as front and rear headrests and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
The Play version adds to that core equipment with air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver's seat and steering wheel, and 15-inch black two-tone wheel trims in place of the grey ones with Expression.
Dynamique versions add 15-inch alloy wheels, pinstripe shoulder-line decals, front foglamps, electric heated door mirrors, cruise control, a lane departure warning system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob, white instrument backlighting, a folding key and storage pockets in the rear doors.
Dynamique versions also benefit from stop & start engines that cut emissions and improve fuel economy. The Dynamique TCe 90 is fitted with Variable Gear Ratio power-assisted steering, making the vehicle more agile and reactive at lower speeds.
An extensive range of personalisation options will allow customers to create a bespoke Twingo.
These include an interior style pack (a choice of colours for the interior upholstery, doorcards and cabin storage), interior touch pack (a choice of colours for the instrument and air vent surrounds and steering wheel inserts), exterior touch pack (alternative colours for the grille strips, side protection strips and door mirror shells) and a choice of different alloy wheels and side decals.
The Sport Pack is available to order on the Dynamique TCe 90 version and adds on 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, part-leather red and black upholstery, side decals, aluminium pedals, the red interior touch pack - which adds further colour to the steering wheel, centre console and airvents - and the exterior touch pack, which adds colour to the front grille insert, door mirrors and side door protectors for an even more personal look.
Key options, depending on model, are an electric panoramic fabric sunroof, rear parking sensors, a choice of premium sound systems and the ‘Seats', ‘Techno', and' Convenience' packs, which offer themed items of extra equipment at lower prices than if bought individually.
The Seats Pack adds heated front seats and an ISOFIX three-point mounting on the front passenger's side. The Techno Pack consists of the R-Link connectivity, infotainment and navigation system and a rear parking camera; while the Convenience Pack introduces automatic lights and wipers and climate control.
The three-cylinder 12-valve engines offer up to 14mpg greater fuel economy with as much as 35g/km lower CO2 emissions than the power units in the previous Twingo, culminating in official figures of 67.3mpg and 95g/km for the Dynamique SCe 70 with start & stop. All versions exceed 60mpg in mixed use and 50mpg on the urban cycle.