New Renault Twingo revealed: retro-inspired urban EV to cost less than £17,000

November 15, 2023 by

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Renault has pulled the covers off a new electric city car, although it’ll look fairly familiar to fans of the brand. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Renault Twingo revealed
  • Affordable city car inspired by classic hatchback
  • Highly efficient EV system
  • On sale in 2026
  • Could cost less than £17,000

This is the all-new Renault Twingo concept. It may borrow a lot of styling cues from the original city car from the 1990s, however it’s packed with clever tech from the brand’s new EV sub brand Ampere.

It’ll go on sale in 2026, and Renault says it will cost less than 20,000 euros, which is £17,000.

New Renault Twingo design

Renault is on a roll at the moment resurrecting its classic models. The forthcoming Renault 5 looks almost exactly the same as the 80s hatchback, and the 4EVER Trophy concept looks just like the Renault 4.

The new Twingo carries on this trend, as anyone who remembers the original one from the 90s will recognise this shape. The round headlights look just like those found on that car, albeit with a funky LED twist, and it even has the classic triple vent on the bonnet.

The side profile is very similar to the second-generation Twingo thanks to the kink in the rear end where the window meets the tailgate. The LED tail lights also have a funky look to them, and the rear doors are neatly hidden to make the car look more sleek.

New Renault Twingo batteries and range

The new Renault Twingo is being developed by Renault’s new sub brand Ampere, a division of the company exclusively focussing on developing EVs.

There’s no official word on what battery options you’ll get in the new Twingo, however it may use the same 26.8kWh battery as the recently-revealed Dacia Spring. This would make sense in a budget-friendly city car such as this.

So what would this mean for range? Well Renault has said that the new Twingo will have an efficiency rating of 6.2 miles per kWh. This would mean a range of around 170 miles, if it does end up using the Spring’s battery pack.

New Renault Twingo price and release date

The new Renault Twingo is due to go on sale in 2026, after the Renault 5 and 4. As for price, this will be an affordable EV with a sub 20,000 Euro price tag. That translates to around £17,000.

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