The second Renault model which receives visual enhancements in the beginning of the new year is the Twingo. The city car range has been supported by the addition of the top-of-the-range Dynamique S TCe 90 model. Its exterior now features the previously optional ‘Sport Pack' as well as some new interior tweaks. It is powered by the 0.9-litre TCe turbocharged petrol engine which produces 90 hp (66 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 135 Nm (100 lb-ft) of torque at 2,500 rpm.
This power is absolutely enough for the Twingo to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 103 mph. The engine is fitted as a standard with Stop & Start function that makes the car extremely efficient. In fact, it shows an official 65.7 mpg – and more than 50 mpg in urban city use, while the CO2 emissions are of just 99 g/km.
There are standard features that are unique to the new top-of-the range Twingo.
Examples are the aluminium pedal set, red and black part leather upholstery and a red interior touch pack.
The visual appearance of the vehicle is strengthened by the 16-inch sport diamond-cut alloy wheels, matt black side decals and the red exterior touch pack in red. While the interior touch pack includes red highlights on the steering wheel, centre console and air vents, the exterior one does the same for the front grille insert, door mirrors and side door protectors.
Dynamique S can also show off with LED daytime running lights, front foglamps, electric heated door mirrors, cruise control, a lane departure warning system, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift knob, air conditioning and white instrument backlighting. The little Twingo is practical too and can prove this via its unique folding front passenger seat and a split-folding two-seat rear bench.
In terms of safety equipment, this particular model is equipped with Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Brake Assist and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Fuel economy can be improved by up to 10 per cent by using the Renault Driving eco2 feature. It is incorporated within the R & GO or R-Link connectivity systems and alters the throttle mapping and air conditioning power. As a standard, this Twingo trim will also get Variable Gear Ratio steering.
2015 Renault Twingo Dynamique S is offered in the following exterior colors: Crystal White, Diamond Black or Flame Red paint. The first deliveries are expected in April.