The award is just the latest in a long list of honours that have seen this impressive city car’s stock rise. In 2014, it won Top Gear magazine’s ‘City Car of the Year’ award, whilst in the same year it also scooped top prize in the ‘Best City Car’ category at the Daily Express 2014 Motoring Oscars.
Taking home honours at the GQ Car Awards was no mean feat for a car as affordable as the Renault Twingo. The next most affordable base model that took home an award from the coveted ceremony costs three times as much as an entry level Twingo. Yet thanks to its style and practicality, the Renault Twingo didn’t look out of place next to its super car peers, with GQ saying “there’s more to the Twingo than the de rigeur small-car visage and graphics. It’s powered by a frothy little rear-mounted, three-cylinder turbocharged engine; an unusual setup that improves interior space and adds welcomes USP. In a nutshell, fun.”
Renault themselves were naturally over their moon at their recently-launched supermini grabbing all the plaudits once more. Ken Ramirez, MD of Renault UK had this to say: “Our all-new Twingo represents a bold innovation in the city car category with its clever rear-engine layout. We were always confident that our latest Twingo would prove to be a hit so everyone at Renault is thrilled to see our newest city car recognised at the 2015 GQ Car Awards, especially alongside such sports cars and exotica.”
The confidence Renault had in their Twingo has been justified ever since it first hit UK dealerships in September 2014. Critics have been unanimous in their praise for it, with its aesthetics, innovation and rear-wheel drive system gaining particular praise.
The new Renault Twingo is the third generation version of this popular model and comes in three trim levels. Buyers get to choose between two petrol engines, while prices start out from £9,495.
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