Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Twingo's Perfect Package; ANDY RICHARDS Drives the Renault Twingo Extreme 1.2 and Finds It Extremely

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Twingo's Perfect Package; ANDY RICHARDS Drives the Renault Twingo Extreme 1.2 and Finds It Extremely

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Byline: ANDY RICHARDS

THE entry level Renault Twingo comes in the Extreme spec, though you're hardly living on the edge by tootling around in it. However, there's no denying it has character.

It is feisty and practical, fun to be in and it comes competitively priced, with very low insurance premiums.

And, with the ever increasing fuel prices, bear in mind that you can get more than 50 miles to the gallon using this vehicle sensibly.

In addition, it's very green. Powered by a lively, 1.2-litre 60bhp engine, it gives emissions of just 132g/km.

The Twingo has significantly boosted Renault's already big presence in the small car segment in the UK, lining up alongside the Clio Campus, Clio and Modus.

Besides the Extreme, there are two other models in the range, the Dynamique 1.2 16V 75 and GT TCE 100 (Turbo Control Efficiency).

For those who are particularly conscious about the environment, it's worth noting that all three qualify as eco2 models, with CO2 emission levels that do not exceed 140g/km.

All three versions make a valuable contribution to the 120-140 pledge of the Renault Commitment 2009, in which the company has committed to selling a million vehicles that emit less than 140g/km of CO2, including a third that emit less than 120g/km this year.

It's all part of a massive 400 million Euro investment, which will ultimately see Renault introduce 26 new cars, 13 of which will be aimed at leading new markets.

The Twingo's clearly not big, but neither is it small, so the compact tag Renault have given it is pretty fair.

And it's certainly clever with the space its cityfriendly dimensions (3,600mm long, 1,654mm wide and 1,470mm high, with 2,367mm wheelbase) offers. This includes the largest boot in its class that ranges from 165 to 959 litres, depending on the model.

An impressively perky four-cylinder, eight-valve engine powers the Extreme. …

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