December 15, 2008
RENAULT NEW TWINGO: ENHANCED PERFORMANCE, LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION
Building on the success of Twingo, which stands out as the best-selling car of its category in France and one of its category's three best-sellers in Europe, Renault has extended the city car's catalogue of diesel engines to include the dCi 85.
Renault Twingo dCi 85 eco2 combines enhanced performance and driving pleasure with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The dCi 85 engine is available for both the Dynamique and GT versions of Twingo and sales are due to start in France on January, with prices starting from â‚¬14,850.
It is equipped with a low inertia turbo which offers response and motoring enjoyment from low engine speeds in all traffic situations.
Renault Twingo dCi 85 eco2 is available in two versions: Dynamique and GT (depending on market). These two equipment levels both feature a specific dynamic front bumper, while the GT version is recognizable by its satin-finish grey lip spoiler and chrome exhaust tail-pipe. Twingo dCi 85 features independent, sliding rear seats which ensure unmatched cabin space, and comfort.
Twingo is market leader in France and is one of the three best-selling cars of its category in Europe. Launched in June 2007, Twingo is available in 18 west-European countries and its sales continue to grow in Europe. With a total of 108,000 cars sold since January 2008, Twingo's share of the west-European market is almost 10%, which is double than what it was in 2006.
Twingo is also turning its attention to international markets and the month of November saw its introduction into both Japan and South Africa.