French automaker Renault is set to make a bold comeback with the next-generation Twingo concept. This all-new avatar of the popular city car is poised to impress car enthusiasts with its electrifying performance. The original Twingo, which was launched in 1992, saw three generations before bidding adieu to the roads. However, the Twingo will now be reintroduced as an all-electric hatchback in 2026.
Renault recently revealed a production-intent prototype of the Twingo concept, which draws inspiration from its iconic predecessor. The silhouette maintains the retro charm of the original, while the front sports a more contemporary appearance. One notable feature is the offset triple vent openings on the bonnet, adding a touch of aggression to its design.
Underneath the sleek exterior, the new Twingo electric will be based on Renault’s “AmpR Small” modular architecture, which will also serve as the foundation for the upcoming Renault 5 hatchback and Renault 4 SUV. This architecture is designed to support electric vehicles and will contribute to the brand’s eco-friendly lineup.
While specifications for the Twingo electric have not been disclosed, Renault promises an impressive efficiency rating of up to 10 km per kWh. Furthermore, with a starting price under 20,000 Euros, the Twingo electric is positioned to be Renault’s most accessible electric car yet.
Renault’s focus on cost savings is evident in their utilization of software-defined vehicles (SDV). By reducing the number of mechanical parts, Renault can offer competitive pricing, allowing it to effectively compete with Chinese rivals in the European market.
Although the arrival of the Twingo electric in India has not been confirmed by Renault, the company has hinted at the launch of an entry-level A-segment EV in the near future. Additionally, Renault enthusiasts can look forward to the global debut of the next-generation Duster on November 30, with its Indian release anticipated by 2025.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When was the original Renault Twingo launched?
The original Renault Twingo was launched in 1992.
2. What is the expected release year for the Twingo electric?
The Twingo electric is set to be released in 2026.
3. What architecture will the Twingo electric be based on?
The Twingo electric will be based on Renault’s “AmpR Small” modular architecture.
4. What is the starting price for the Twingo electric?
Renault aims to offer the Twingo electric at a starting price below 20,000 Euros.
5. Will the Twingo electric be available in India?
The arrival of the Twingo electric in India has not been confirmed by Renault.