The Twingo is a fun car, that's for sure. Now that we've given you the conclusion we're heading outside to take it's 1.2-liter 16V engine to the red line and abuse the handbrake a little. OK, we realize that people aren't going to buy it in order to use it for such purposes and that we need to tell you more about it, so here we go.
The revamp has turned the Twingo into a moving indicator for Renault's future design direction, has brought a few fresh materials and colors for the interior and has increased the efficiency a little bit.
The French wanted to bring the Twingo closer to status small cars, such as the Mini or the Fiat 500 and have succeeded - if you use a bold color and certain personalization elements, like our test car did, people will pay attention to your Twingo.
Since we're in the "funky" area of this chapter, we'll also mention that the Twingo manages to deliver a fun experience of the driver is ready to take its little engine past the 6,000 rpm point and maybe grab it by the handbrake. Of course, since we're talking about a car that comes with a price around EUR10,000, both the fun and the "look at me" factors are limited, but it's important that they're there.
The vehicle is extremely agile in the city, but really shows its weaknesses if taken out on the open road, so it's best to play this game on the urban playground. This means that the Twingo isn't a complete car, which is the part about it that we didn't like.
The Twingo has come a long way from the first generation and offers an interesting package that is aimed at an young audience, managing to pack some soul in its small package and thus being a mentionable option in its segment.