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Renault Twingo: small and mighty

Renault Twingo: small and mighty

The previous Renault Twingo was a conventional city car, however, the latest edition has reverted to its small car ancestry. With new cheeky styling and fantastic options, there is more fun in the Twingo than ever before.

Where the new Twingo really differs from both of its predecessors is what is - or isn't - under the bonnet. Renault has shifted the engine from the front to underneath the boot floor, plus now rear wheel drive. This means more cabin space and a shorter car - ideal for city driving.

The new Twingo is available with two three-cylinder engines - a 1.0-litre with around 69bhp and a turbocharged 0.9-litre motor which produces 89bhp.

The Twingo is packed with bundles of standard equipment, with every model featuring bluetooth, a digital radio, four airbags, a hill start assist system - which holds the brakes as you make a hill start - remote central locking, a speed limiter and split folding rear seats.

Step up to Dynamique and you get cruise control, front fog lights and a lane departure warning. The engine also gains a stop/start system, which mildly boosts fuel economy and reduces emissions.

The Twingo is a fantastic city car which is so versatile it could be your only car. The boot is large, the interior is spacious, plus with great standard specification on all models.

by: Becca Chaplin