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Brand New Renault Twingo 1.0 SCE The Colour Run 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Electric power steeringR & Go Connect
Speed limiterTrip computer


2 USB portsAudio remote control in steering wheel
Auxiliary input socket 

Exterior Features

2 speed front wipers + intermittent wipeBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesElectric fabric sunroof
Electric front windowsElectric front windows/one touch facility
LED daytime running lightsMatt black finish B pillar
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket2 height adjustable rear headrests
50/50 split folding rear seatAir re-circulation and pollen filter
Amber instrument lightingCupholders in centre console
Driver and passenger sunvisorsFolding front passenger seat
Front door storage binsFront headrests
GloveboxHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable steering wheelInternal chrome door handles
Isofix rear child seat preparationManual air conditioning
Passenger reading lightRear cupholder
Removable luggage cover 


3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsEBA
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring system 


Deadlocking systemInsurance Approved Immobiliser
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device)Remote central locking
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm 


15" Exception alloy wheelsTyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)112Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Cylinders - Bore (mm)72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81.3Engine CodeH4D 400
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)44.8


Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power70
Based On ID66013Coin DescriptionSCE
Coin SeriesThe Colour RunInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 073E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %78NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %68
NCAP Safety Assist %56Special EditionTrue
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years4
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)14.5Engine Power - BHP70
Engine Power - KW52Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT67
Engine Torque - MKG9.3Engine Torque - NM91
Engine Torque - RPM2850Top Speed94


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front165/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleEXCEPTIONWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1359
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)980Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)219
Max. Loading Weight494Minimum Kerbweight865
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb8.59
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Twingo

June Neary checks out Renault's little Twingo

Will It Suit Me?

Small can be beautiful. Or failing that, it can at least be charismatic. For proof, you only had to look at Renault's first generation Twingo launched way back in 1993. If you could find one to look at of course. Renault never officially imported them, afraid of the UK right hand drive conversion cost that would price it too close to (and consequently rob sales from) entry-level Clio supermini models. The French brand did bring the MK2 version here in right hand drive form just after the turn of the century, but it was an unremarkable thing, unless you ordered it in rip-snorting Renaultsport hot hatch form, a car that had rock-hard suspension that threatened to shake my fillings out when I tried one. This wasn't my idea of what a Twingo should be. But this third generation version certainly is. Innovative, clever and forward thinking, it sets a new trend in the citycar segment by using an unusual rear wheel drive, rear-engined layout. I was looking forward to trying it when one appeared on my driveway.


Like me, you might think of a typical modern citycar as being a pretty space-efficient thing. Then you come to this MK3 model Twingo and realise just how much more is possible. Here's a design so different from its conventional predecessor that you might wonder if a couple of generations have been skipped while you weren't looking. Outside, it's 10cms shorter than before, yet somehow inside, it's 33cms longer. The bonnet's tiny and the turning circle's tighter than that of a taxi. Such are the benefits of Renault's decision to put the engine in the rear. Being rear-engined defines this 3.5-metre-long car in other ways too. With no oily bits at the pointy end, the front wheels can be pushed right to the corners, which improves stability - as well as increasing cabin space to such an extent that the interior of this Twingo is virtually as big as that of a Renault Clio supermini from the next class up. As a result, some have hailed this as the most significant small runabout we've seen since the original Mini. For proof of that, you've only to lift the glass tailgate. Yes, the boot floor is quite high because that engine sits beneath it, but there's 188-litres of space on offer - or as much as 219-litres if you tilt the rear seatbacks forward to their 90-degree angled 'cargo position'. Where this Twingo really does have an advantage though, is when you push forward the rear bench, here split 50:50. The 980-litre capacity this reveals is nearly class-leading.

Behind the Wheel

So, how does it feel to drive? Well to be honest, if you weren't told beforehand that the engine was in the back, you probably wouldn't realise the fact - which is probably about as big a compliment as I could pay Renault regarding this Twingo's handling neutrality. Essentially, though the driving position is a little more commanding than most, in every other respect, on first acquaintance at least, this feels just like any other modestly-powered city runabout. Or at least it does until you come to tightly twirl the wheel. In this car, the front wheels can turn to an impressive 45 degree angle: more typically, urban runabouts are limited to about 30-degrees. As a result, this car offers a super-tight turning circle of just 8.59m - which is pretty much on par with a London taxi cab and over a metre tighter than any other rival can offer. Enough to make the difference between making a successful U-turn or being caught in the traffic having to hurry a three-pointer. In terms of urban usability, it certainly gives this car a huge advantage. On to engines. I tried the one most buyers will opt for, the 70PS 1.0-litre SCe petrol unit, three cylinders in size - as is common in this segment - but offering a mere 91Nm of pulling power, which explains the distinctly leisurely performance. If you really can't face going quite that slowly and feel prepared to pay a little more for your Twingo, then your Renault sales person will quickly direct you towards the other mainstream engine on offer, the TCe 90PS unit.

Value For Money

The mainstream Twingo models we're concentrating on here sit in a fairly narrow pricing band - we're talking from just under £10,000 to just under £12,000. That's because there are only two petrol engines on offer - both three cylinder petrol units - and just this single five-door bodystyle. You can though, talk to your dealer about a 6-speed twin clutch EDC auto gearbox option. If, like most buyers, you choose the lower-powered SCe 70 variant, then bear in mind that it doesn't come with a fuel-saving Stop & Start system, unless you stretch your budget to around £11,000 for the plush Dynamique version I'm trying here. And Dynamique is the only trim level available if you can find around £12,000 to get yourself the extra power of the single turbo TCe 90 model.

Could I Live With One?

It's good to see Renault once again willing to do things a little differently. This company has, after all, often been at its best when it tears up the rulebook. It did that way back in 1993 in creating the original Twingo model and again does so here with that car's appealing third generation successor. The almost unique selling point in this case, the rear wheel drive layout, ought to be just another engineering solution, though a very intriguing one. In practice though, it's more than that, conferring upon this car a different feel and giving it a more individual character you can then further personalise to your heart's content.


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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£177
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate4%
Cash price£8995
Credit amount£8818
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,798
APRFixed 7.8% APR representative

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