New Renault Twingo Hints at Future of Smart ForTwo

By | February 14, 2014
Smart is taking a new approach to its next-generation micro-mini cars. Partnering with Renault, Smart agreed to co-develop small city cars with the French automaker. Renault has introduced its version in the all-new Twingo, which previews what we can expect in the next-generation two- and four-seater Smart cars. Renault's redesigned Twingo features bold styling and a new five-door architecture. Even more importantly, it provides more room, increased agility, and more maneuverability in turns. This is thanks to the car's all-new rear-mounted engine design, which includes a smaller block that frees up space. It is likely that this rear engine will be a three-cylinder like in the current Smart ForTwo, and we also expect to see some electrified options. The new car will allow drivers to customize their cars. Four vibrant shades, including blue, yellow, red, and white, are available on the new Twingo. Its overall style is inspired by the Renault 5, including its raked rear screen and bold shoulders. The interior of the new Twingo will be revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it is expected to be very colorful and fun, similar to the style of many Fiat cars. Judging by the looks of the new Twingo, we may expect the next-generation Smart ForTwo to feature a much more stylish and fun exterior. This would be a welcome departure from its current boxy, claustrophobic look. We also hope it features new driving dynamics with a rear-mounted engine like its Renault cousin. Source: Renault