Renault has just unveiled a production-intent prototype of the highly anticipated next-generation Twingo hatchback. Set to hit the market in 2026, this all-electric vehicle takes design inspiration from the original Twingo hatchback of the nineties. The new Twingo showcases a significant departure from its predecessor, featuring a captivating and modern aesthetic while retaining some of the original model’s iconic elements.
With its charming headlight design and distinctive offset triple vent openings on the hood, the new Twingo exudes a sense of joy and playfulness. The prototype’s design embodies a perfect fusion of nostalgia and contemporary styling, enticing both old and new fans of the Twingo.
While specific details about the upcoming Twingo’s specifications are still under wraps, Renault promises that it will offer an exceptional efficiency rating of up to 6.2 miles per kWh. This impressive figure would make it the most efficient electric vehicle available in the U.S. market, surpassing the rear-wheel drive Ioniq 6, which achieves 4.2 miles per kWh.
The new Twingo will be positioned below Renault’s recently announced electric Renault 5 hatch and the Renault 4 compact SUV. All three models will share the “AmpR Small” modular architecture. Ampere, Renault Group’s small EV subdivision, will be responsible for the design, engineering, and production of these vehicles.
Renault plans to price the new Twingo starting at “under €20,000” (approximately $21,700). This affordable price point, combined with the vehicle’s appealing design and impressive efficiency, makes it an enticing option for consumers. However, it’s worth noting that the new Twingo is unlikely to be available for purchase in North America. Nonetheless, we can hope that its presence will inspire automakers with a customer base on this side of the pond to prioritize the development of compact and affordable electric vehicles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the release date of the next-generation Renault Twingo?
The next-generation Twingo is set to go on sale in 2026.
2. Will the new Renault Twingo be an all-electric vehicle?
Yes, the new Twingo will be an entirely electric hatchback.
3. What is the estimated efficiency of the new Twingo?
Renault promises an exceptional efficiency rating of up to 6.2 miles per kWh for the upcoming Twingo.
4. Which models will share the same modular architecture as the new Twingo?
The Renault 5 hatch and Renault 4 compact SUV will also utilize the “AmpR Small” modular architecture shared with the Twingo.
5. What is the starting price of the new Twingo?
Renault has stated that the new Twingo will have a starting price “under €20,000” (approximately $21,700).