The Renault Twingo is the Clio’s chirpy younger sibling. It’s compact and comfy and an excellent small car to sidle down narrow city streets in.
The Twingo has a very short bonnet compared to most cars. That’s because there’s no engine in there. It’s at the back of the car. Renault designed it like this so it was more manoeuvrable, shaving off 10cm exterior length, ideal for driving around town on busy, cramped roads.
It’s a four passenger car, so not ideal if you’ve got three kids to tow along, or a gang of pals who claim you’re a “better driver than them” so they can save money on taxi fares after a night out. The rear windows are only pop-out which is no good if you’re going for a long haul road trip, but it’s excellent for your general city driving.
Stand out Features:
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
- R&Go to turn your smartphone into dashboard touchscreen.
- Attractive curved design.
- Cheaper than many competitors.
- The best engine is quite pricey.
- The boot is hot. Hope your journey back from the supermarket is short!