Renault reveals winner of Twizy competition

02/05/2012 17:05

French auto firm Renault has announced the winner of its student Design A Twizy competition.

The contest was created to highlight the launch of the new Renault Twizy, which the firm has dubbed "arguably the most sensational-looking vehicle of 2012".

As a 100 per cent electric two-seater, the Twizy has been turning industry heads for some time and is poised to have the same effect on the public over the coming months after going on sale on April 13th.

To mark the launch, Renault opened a design competition which would see one lucky winner bag a year's tuition fees (£9,000) for free.

Renault has now named Rachel Smith of the University of Huddersfield as the overall winner.

Rachel, who studies advertising and media relations, won the public vote after her design was selected as one of nine shortlisted entries.

The winner saw her rainbow-inspired design showcased on a Renault Twizy and was handed her cheque by Renault ambassador Dame Ellen MacArthur, the famed long distance solo yachtswoman.

Commenting on the buzz surrounding the Twizy, the firm said: "The trailblazing Twizy is an all-electric vehicle, producing zero emissions during its use on the road.

"The eye-catching two-seater compact hit UK showrooms on 13th April, but even before then British buyers had been pre-ordering their own version online."

UK motorists can get behind the wheel of a brand new Twizy from £6,690 plus the cost of monthly battery hire.

With its innovative design and eco-friendly attributes, the Twizy could soon replace the Toyota Prius as the go-to car for green UK drivers.

Renault has gone all out to boost the profile of the new model and earlier this year unveiled superstar DJ David Guetta and his wife Cathy as brand ambassadors for the car.

As well as a host of media outings with the car, Guetta is to produce a special version of one of his famous tracks for use in the Twizy's forthcoming commercial drive.

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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