Cute, light, and agile, the revamped Renault Twingo is an attractive supermini. Two sets of large headlights and an outsize Renault badge at the front give it an individual look – and you can customise it to make it completely your own.
You can decorate the bodywork with poppies, stars, racing stripes and spoilers, choose the design of the wheels, and even pick a contrasting colour for your door mirrors.
Renault Twingo Performance
The Twingo comes in two engine sizes: the 74bhp 1.2-litre Dynamique, and the 131bhp 1.6-litre Renaultsport.
The Dynamique offers better fuel consumption – 55.4mpg combined - and CO<sub>2</sub> emissions of only 119g/km, which is low enough to get you a year’s exemption from road tax. Its light, easy-to-use controls are aimed at city driving, whereas the nippier Renaultsport is much punchier and more fun to drive, with a stiffer suspension and a 0-60mph time of just over eight seconds.
Both models are well-equipped, with air conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control, power steering, electric mirrors, remote central locking, deadlocking, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel. There are three different ports to plug your MP3 player into, and the option of a panoramic sunroof, along with blinds for anyone who wants to be in the shade.
The back seats can be moved separately, providing flexible space options – move them both forward and the boot capacity increases from 230 litres to a generous 959. Yet the Twingo is just 3.6m long, which makes it compact and easy to manoeuvre and park.
The Twingo received four stars from EuroNCAP for crash safety, and features include ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution, which helps to stop the car skidding), driver, passenger and side airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners (which stop you jerking forward in a crash), an anti-submarining system (which stops you sliding under the belt) and a speed limiter which won’t allow you to go faster than the maximum speed you set.
And when you’re parking, the rear sensors pick up any obstacles behind you and alert you accordingly. Also included as standard are a four-year warranty, four years’ servicing and four years’ roadside cover – which makes the Twingo even better value. You can take a test drive at Donnelly Group Renault today.
Donnelly Renault Ballymena on 028 2544 0049
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