invent the life to go with it

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twingo
1993
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THE FRIENDLY

FROG!

In 1992, Renault surprised the market with a car that was as cute as it was unexpected. Twingo was more than just a car: it was a complete concept conceived by project director Yves Dubreil and designer Jean-Pierre Ploué. Designed as a highly compact monospace with a “frog face”, Renault Twingo came in a single version when the first collection was launched, with a single engine, at a single price and in a choice of four colours.

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SMALL ON

THE OUTSIDE...

With its one-box shape and four wheels placed firmly in the corners, the little Renault Twingo offered astonishing interior space for its 3.43-metre long body (a bit like a Tardis!).

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interior

EVEN BIGGER

ON THE INSIDE

Inside, it was all about space. The idea behind Renault Twingo was to live “the life that goes with it” and Renault fitted it with an ingenious sliding and tilting rear bench, plus seats that could convert into beds. Work, Twingo, Sleep, Repeat?

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LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Renault Twingo’s name is a contraction of Twist and Tango. With these origins in dance, Twingo naturally offers some memorable sounds.

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LIMITED EDITION

FOR UNLIMITED FUN

The most remarkable limited editions of the first generation of Renault Twingo were called Benetton, Kenzo, Perrier and Elite. In 2007, with the second generation, Renault Twingo took a sportier turn with Gordini and R.S. versions.

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technical features

2,444,455

UNITS

  • production

    2,444,455 units

  • Performance and engine

    nur als Benzinausführung

    von 1.149 cm3 bis 1.239 cm3 je nach Version

    von 55 bis 76 PS je nach Version

    von 150 bis 168 km/h je nach Version

  • dimensions
    Length 3,43 m
    Width 1,63 m
    Height 1,42 m
  • architecture

    Minivan-Karosserie

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1, 2, 3 …

Bolstered by Renault Twingo's success, two new generations were produced. In 2007, Renault unveiled Renault Twingo 2. With the arrival of Laurens van den Acken in the design department in 2011, the second generation was restyled and produced in multiple versions (Nokia, Night & Day, Rip Curl, Miss Sixty, Mauboussin, Red Bull Racing and Purple, with an unusual ultra-violet colour with iridescent reflections). The third generation was launched in 2014 (with the engine to the rear again, like Renault 4CV and R8). It was available in Hipamena, Le Coq Sportif and La Parisienne limited editions. Renault Twingo will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2023.

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