Renault Twingo gains a new range-topping trim for 2015

What’s this?

It’s the Renault Twingo, which has been subjected to a minor fettle this week to give it a a new range-topping trim dubbed “Dynamique S”. This brings it into line with much of the Renault range.

So what’s new?

You can consider it as a development of the previously headlining Dynamique trim. It’s powered by the same 90hp 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol engine, but includes some unique internal and external features to differentiate it.

To start with the previously optional Sport Pack is included, which nets you those natty stripes, 16-inch alloys, aluminium pedals and part leather sports seats. Atop this the Dynamique S adds the red Touch Pack both inside and out, which gives you a sprinkle of red on just about any surface it can be applied – mirror housings, air vents, centre console, front grille and so on.

You’ll also get LED daytime running lights, front fog lamps, 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.

Okay, how much?

All this kit will set you back just £12,545. Now it’s fair to say that the Twingo isn’t the biggest car in the world but it is still not a lot of money for a four-seat city car – especially one that sits on the same underpinnings as the new and famously quite expensive Smart…

Any alternatives?

The city car sector isn’t exactly thin but the Twingo and its new sibling the new Smart ForFour stand out in being the only rear-engined and rear-wheel-drive models in the market. If you’re after something more conventional, there’s a pair of triplets that are hard to look past, in the shape of the Toyota Aygo/Citroen C1/Peugeot 108 and Volkswagen up!/Seat Mii/Skoda Citigo – and the Hyundai i10 is making a good case for itself in value terms.

In a line…

A lick of polish to an already likeable and unusual offering.

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