19.5.2015Twingo wins Design of the Year Award 2015
The Renault Twingo has been awarded the title of â€˜Design of the Yearâ€™ in the 2015 Fleet World Honours at a ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club in London.
The all-new Twingo was launched in the UK last autumn and has already scooped a number of major industry awards including TopGear Magazine Awards, 2014 City Car of the Year; British GQ Car Awards, 2015 Best answer to the City Car Dilemma and the UK Car of The Year Awards, 2015 City Car of the Year.
Commenting on the decision to award the title of â€˜2015 Design of the Yearâ€™ to Twingo, Alex Grant, Deputy Editor, Fleet World said: â€œThe new Twingo combines the best bits of Renaultâ€™s expertise â€“ small cars and MPVs. Its chic styling is a nod to the Renault 5, while the rear-mounted engine enables a large and flexible interior to fit into a small, manoeuvrable body. Clever, customisable and great value, it represents Renault at its very best.â€
Ken Ramirez, Managing Director, Renault UK said: â€œWith its bold and playful design, we always knew that our All-New Twingo would be a hit so weâ€™re delighted that the judges from the 2015 Fleet World Honours agree and have decided to add to Twingoâ€™s tally of major industry awards with this â€˜Design of the Yearâ€™ accolade.â€
Now in its third generation, the latest Twingo city car has an innovative rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout that allows for a clever use of internal space as well as being very nimble and practical to drive around town with a tiny turning circle of just 8.59 metres and the ability to park in the tightest of spaces.
There are four versions of all-new Twingo â€“ Expression, Play and Dynamique and Dynamique S, powered by a choice of two engines â€“ the new 1.0-litre 70 hp SCe three-cylinder normally aspirated engine and a Dynamique TCe 90 with a 0.9-litre 90 hp three-cylinder turbocharged unit. CO2 emissions are as low as 95 g/km and the official fuel economy as high as 67.3 MPG on the combined cycle. The Twingo is priced from Â£9,495.