When the second generation of the Twingo was previewed by a concept, Renault delivered a visual promise of dynamism through the creation’s details. Subsequently, the company strengthened this through the description used in the vehicle’s press release. Fortunately, the real-world Twingo manages to stay true to this, offering a sporty-ish feeling (emotions not numbers!), even in the 75 hp version. The car is a proper tool for having a bit of fun, providing that you keep it inside the borders of the city.
The bad part about this car is the fact that Renault didn’t make efforts to clean up after its cost-reducing intentions. You feel like you’re in a cheap car when you operate the electric windows (the lack of an automatic function takes care of that) when you touch the steering wheel or when the wind noise assaults your ears. This is such a pity, because there are many parts of the car which would deserve a better image.
We couldn’t find an actual ugly part of the Twingo, even though there were certain candidates. The runner up (to nobody) was the rear end design. Like we said, this isn’t ugly, but can qualify as a weapon, because its dullness might make you become bored to death.
Yes, the Twingo has an original design, but it’s not actually all that smart and no, the rear seats aren’t extremely comfortable, but they’re OK for short and medium trips. To put it shortly, except for the fun drive, the Twingo didn’t manage to offer us any significant emotions, neither positive, nor negative.
It says “youth” in the urban environment, expressing this both through its exterior and through its interior. If you insist on using it for trips outside the city, it won’t say “No”, offering an OK-ish package (a beefier engine would’ve changed that to “decent”).Continue reading