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New Renault Twingo Offers of New Smart ForFour

The new Renault will share its platform the upcoming Smart ForFour

There’s a big car inside the little Twingo making its debut at the Motor Show this – and it offers some significant as to what’s to come when unveils its own new minicar, the Forfour, in 2014.

The new Twingo is more just a modest redesign. with Smart, Renault some radical changes – with the decision to mount the in the rear, a strategy that a number of advantages, contends Bochard, the program’s product chief.  Among other it helped engineers move the axle forward, yielding more space for both and cargo.

Renault’s Twingo — the upcoming Smart ForFour uses a rear-mounted engine.

an engine up front to constrict the meanwhile, the new Twingo has a far smaller circle, even better to maneuvering around tight city streets.

Downsizing was a key both for maneuverability but also for economy, without making sacrifice room and comfort. any time in the back seat and likely to accept Bochard’s that the new Twingo is “a real certainly when compared to the model.

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The incidentally, is not just the only model in its segment — and one of the few on the market of exotic sports cars the Porsche 911 – but the only one Renault has since the post-War 4CV.

The new will be offered with two options after its late launch. There’s a 71 horsepower model displacing 1.0-liter, and a version of the little engine – to 0.9-liters – turning out 90 hp.

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Surprisingly, Renault is its diesel option – a recognition, Bochard, of market demands in the segment, along with government regulations.  New European are tightening diesel standards on particulates and oxides of nitrogen and the cost of meeting those just can’t be justified by the mileage.

Renault has yet to set pricing, look for it to be quite close to of the outgoing Twingo.  Meanwhile, economy should be better, to Renault.

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The Twingo will be one of the first results from the expanding between Renault, Nissan and AG.  Future products include some Infiniti luxury models sharing the platform as the recently introduced CLA.

But next on tap is the Smart a much-needed four-seater that is to be unveiled later in 2014, at the Paris Motor Show in

“There will be no visible parts,” notes Bochard, the two will share “hard that will make for a basic silhouette to the Renault and models.

And as the goal of such a venture is to split both costs and maximize economies of with the underlying components, is common that you don’t the product planner adds.

Unfortunately for American buyers, the brand has decided not to try to return to the And, at least for the moment, says it will focus on the smaller, two-seat Fortwo, no immediate plans to bring the to the U.S. either.

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