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2007-03-07 11:47

The new Renault Twingo

Renault's all-new Twingo, which slots in below the Clio, has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.

The launch of the Twingo forms part of Renault's commitment to introduce 26 new cars, including 13 aimed at conquering new markets, by 2009.

According to Renault the latest Twingo boosts its presence in the small car segment alongside Clio II, Clio III and Modus.

The 3.6-metre long Twingo will rival cars such as the Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1.

This little hatch gets a 74kW petrol engine featuring what Renault calls "TCE" (Turbo Control Efficiency).

Renault claims that the Twingo's boot volume is the biggest in its segment, ranging from 165 to 285 litres with all four seats in place and is extendable to a full 959 litres with a two-seater layout.

Typical Renault safety was at the forefront of the Twingo design team's priorities.

Their work covers all aspects of this key area, from positive, predictable road-holding and accident prevention systems to occupant protection in case of impact.

Comfort and safety features include lateral airbags, automatic climate control, cruise control/speed limiter, height-adjustable steering wheel and automatic headlamp activation, etc.


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