The ingenious new Renault Twingo has claimed a second prestigious consumer award in the UK within less than six months of going on sale. It has been named ‘City Car of the Year’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY). This follows hot on the heels of being named ‘City Car of the Year’ in the 2014 TopGearMagazine Awards.
John Challen, Managing Director of the UK Car of the Year Awards, and Editor of ukcoty.co.uk, said of the Twingo:“Renault returns to the city car segment with a cracker. Fun to drive, surprisingly spacious inside and brave enough to try a novel approach to vehicle engineering in this sector.”
David Neil (Shelbourne Motors Renault Sales Manager) commented, "The All-New Renault Twingo is a great city car and is certainly eye-catching. We expected the All New Twingo to be a popular choice and pull in the awards - which is has done. Wining 'City Car of the Year' by UK Car of the Year is something all of us here at Shelbourne Motors our delighted about."
The UK Car of the Year Awards are in only their second year, but have already become established as an essential, informed guide to help consumers make the right buying decisions, whatever their requirements. The judging panel is made up of 27 independent, influential motoring journalists who assess more than 100 new cars to produce winners in 12 categories, from which one overall champion is chosen.
The new five-door, four-seater Twingo went on sale in September 2014, priced from £9,495. Its highly unusual rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout allows it to be both compact and spacious. Because the engine is mounted at an angle of 49 degrees to the vertical, the Twingo still manages to provide a capacious boot of between 219 and 980 litres (seats folded) while delivering excellent crash protection to passengers if hit from the rear. Another highly beneficial effect of the mechanical layout is the class-leading turning circle of less than 8.6 metres, because the movement of the front wheels is not restricted by the engine.
The Twingo is fully connected to the outside world through the smartphone-operated R & GO® feature or Renault’s R-Link multimedia system with seven-inch touch-screen, and offers a huge range of personalisation options so that buyers can create virtually a bespoke car.
To find out more about the All-New Renault Twingo and / or to book a test drive contact our Renault team today on 028 3855 0418