The revamp has brought major modifications to the front fascia, so we could expect a minor difference in the pedestrian impact behavior area, but that's about all the facelift brings for this chapter. However, the changes were too small for the car to be re-tested, so we can't know for sure.
We'll remind you that the front bumper was already pretty pedestrian-friendly, but the front edge of the bonnet threatened to seriously injure a pedestrian in the event of a crash, so we hope this area has been improved.
This means that the Twingo comes with the same four-star EuroNCAP rating. To be more specific, the overall rating of the vehicle sits at 28 points. While the safety cell wasn't too bothered by the frontal impact, hard structures in the dash can injure the driver's legs as well as the front passenger's inboard one.
The Twingo also had an issue with the child restraints, as the ones recommended by Renault couldn't be fitted to the rear seats, so the protection offered to children couldn't be assessed. Unfortunately, Renault doesn't mention anything about a change in the press release.
On the road, the Twingo has two sides: within the limits of the city, where the speed is relatively low, the vehicle is extremely maneuverable and it's easy to avoid a crash, especially if you master certain driving techniques. However, on the open road the car proves pretty unstable, so it's best to not abuse the throttle.Continue reading