Renault Tours Major European Cities with New Twingo [48 Photos]

Even though the new Renault Twingo had its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the car is not yet available in the automaker’s European dealerships. To sweeten the wait for those who have been captured by the Twingo’s looks and unusual rear-wheel drive, rear engine setup, Renault has taken the city car on a tour of Europe’s major cities.

For a period of two months, the Twingo visited important cities around the Old Continent for a series of exclusive photo shoots with the media. The tour gave journalists a chance to see what the Twingo is like in the city, its “natural habitat.”

The new Twingo’s rear-engine layout allowed designers to shorten the car by 100mm (3.9in), while increasing cabin length by 220mm (8.6in). As the photos show, the Twingo’s cabin can carry items of more than 2.2 meters (7.2 feet) in length if needed, while the boot has a decent volume of 219 liters (7.7 cu-ft).

Renault says the high-up driving position and “extremely good forward vision” are also useful in city driving, as is the car’s turning circle of just 4.30 meters (14.1 feet).

Scroll down to check out the photo gallery, which includes scenes from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Munich and Milan.

By Dan Mihalascu

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