Renault has kickstarted its famous Twingo name once more on an electric car which is set to hit the roads in just a few years.
The Twingo nameplate remained a key part of Renault’s line-up until very recently, with the quirky rear-engined car being phased out in the UK back in 2018. Now, however, the Twingo is being revived for a model which is slated to arrive in 2026.
Announced as part of a Capital Markets Day for Renault’s new ‘Ampere’ firm - which will head up the brand’s electric car and software development - the ‘Twingo Legend’ will be designed and engineered in Europe.
It’ll also be taking a value-orientated approach, with Renault targeting a starting price of less than €20,000 - or around £17,000 - as well as a monthly cost of just €100 (£90). Renault has said that the Twingo will be cheaper to make than larger electric models thanks to fewer parts. Plus, a low weight and small size should help to make the Twingo incredibly efficient.
However, as well as its cutting-edge technology the Twingo has a number of styling touches which hark back to the original which was introduced in 1993. There are the eye-catching ‘frog’ headlights, a large rear window and a redesigned version of the Twingo’s iconic air vents in the bonnet. On this new model, these incorporate small gauges to show you the remaining range and charging speed.
Renault hasn’t yet given any further technical details about the Twingo, but it’s expected to sit on a more compact version of the CMF-B EV platform which is set to be used on the upcoming Renault 5.