This French city car is as adorable as ever.
The Renault Twingo is getting a mid-cycle refresh to remain competitive in Europe’s A-segment. Pint-sized hatchback might look just about the same as its predecessor, but the thing is in the details.
Design as sweet chilli
Renault’s design team also fiddled with the front bumper now featuring a larger painted surface after integrating the daytime running lights into the headlights. Speaking of which, the LED DRLs double as turn signals and take the shape of the letter “C” to give the 2019 Twingo a smart look. Go for the range-topping Twingo and you’ll get some chrome for a more upscale appearance.
Changes continue at the back where the “C” lighting motif can be noticed in the taillights. While the tailgate adopts an easier-to-use handle located underneath the rear wiper. Renault has decided to lower the Twingo’s ride height by 10 millimeters to reduce drag coefficient. And with the same thing consequently boost fuel efficiency.
Inside the tiny cabin, the most expensive version of the range gets an updated 7-inch touchscreen and fresh seat upholstery. The center console are reconfigured so is adjustable holder suitable for a cup or a smartphone.
2019 Twingo gets dual USB ports and a jack plug, along with updated switchgear and a closed glovebox standard across the range.
The rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive hatchback will be offered with a choice two gasoline engines, both with three cylinders. The naturally aspirated 1.0-liter is hooked up exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission and can be had with either 65 horsepower or 75 hp, and in both cases it will push out 95 Nm’s of torque. Go for the turbocharged 0.9-liter unit and Renault will reward you with 93 hp and 135 Nm (110 lb-ft) channeled to the rear axle via a five-speed manual. At an additional cost, the turbo engine can work together with a dual-clutch, six-speed automatic gearbox.