Friday, January 8, 2010
Renault Twingo II: Premature... Geneva Birth
Well it doesn’t look like we'll have to wait for Renault’s media gathering tomorrow to see the all-new 2008 Twingo II as a full press-gallery has already spilled the net. Unlike its trend-setting predecessor that came out in the early 90’s, the new Twingo is a down-top-earth proposition from Renault who looks like it has locked up its quirky but innovative ideas for the time being
Measuring about the same size as the outgoing mini (1.6m long, 1.7m wide and 1.4m tall) the Twingo’s exterior design is based on Renault’s homonymous Paris Show concept, though obviously significantly toned down (or rather a let-down...). Surprisingly enough, the French mini’s interior will certainty raise a few eyebrows as this is something you’d not normally expect from a car of this category.
According to our initial info, the Twingo will be offered in two versions, a basic and the GT. If you scroll down and check out the pictures the GT is the one with the chrome colored details. No official word out on the technical specs, but we’ve heard that the concept’s 100Hp strong 1.2-litre Turbo (petrol) will be on the check list. Sales of the Renault Twingo are expected to start in Europe during this spring.