The facelifted Renault Twingo

The new Renaultsport Twingo is soon to launch and prices have been announced.

Starting at £13,565, the new Twingo is just £65 more than the Suzuki Swift Sport which will be its main competitor. This price does not however include the optional Cup chassis which is priced at £700, taking the cost to £14,265.

The facelifted Twingo is just that, a cosmetic upgrade, while the chassis and 133bhp engine remain as in the previous model. However, some extra features have been added including bluetooth, cruise control, a speed limiter, gloss black wing mirror housings and an F1-style front blade.

Performance figures for the new model are as before with a top speed of 125mph and a 0-62mph time of 8.7 seconds. But improvements have been made to CO2 emissions which are down to 150g/km and fuel economy has been raised to 43.5mpg.

For the Cup chassis, motorists will enjoy 17-inch wheels, adding an extra inch to the standard model, and a wide wheel at 205mm.

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