- Jon Reay
Facelifted RenaultSport Twingo prices revealed
Renault has released further details of its updated Twingo 133 hot hatch, on sale next month.
Visually, the 133 continues the sporty vibe set down by its predecessor - adding a new, RenaultSport Megane-style bumper at the front, spoiler and diffuser at the rear, and what Renault are calling 'unique aerodynamic tweaks' to the wheel arches.
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Also new is the 'Liquid Yellow' paint - a lively but rather expensive option at £1,300 - and 17 inch black alloy wheels for £500, similar in design to the ones fitted to its predecessor. The £700 'Cup Chassis' package is also still available, including stiffer springs, lowered ride height and the aforementioned alloys.
Renault are keen to inform that more equipment is now included as standard too, with Bluetooth, Cruise Control with speed limiter, 'extra tinted' windows and ESC - complete with on/off switch - all now making an appearance on even the cheapest Twingo 133.
While performance remains unchanged - with 133bhp on tap and the car hitting 62mph in 8.7 seconds - economy figures have been slightly improved. With CO2 output now at 150g/km to the old model's 159, the Twingo drops a tax bracket against its predecessor - moving from G to F, and bringing the cost of a year's VED down to £165 to a more palatable £130.
Happily RenaultSport's baby is still comfortably priced, starting from £13,565 on the road. Order books open on the 2nd of April, and the first cars will appear in showrooms towards the end of the same month.