Renault’s urban-friendly Twingo will now come with the optional Efficient Dual Clutch Transmission (EDC), available on Dynamique TCe90 and Dynamique S TCe90 versions in the UK.
The EDC is an automatic dual dry clutch transmission that uses an electronic control unit in order to make gearshifts both automatic and comfortable at the same time. It’s available for £900 more than the equivalent manual version, though for that price you’ll get some pretty quick shift times at 290ms.
The transmission’s ‘creep’ control also aids the driver in slow moving traffic by pulling away gradually when the brake pedal is released, while the Hill Start Assist function is standard.
Twingo EDC owners will benefit from having Renault’s ECO mode working along side the 0.9-liter 90 HP turbocharged engine, cutting consumption by up to 10%. The Twingo is also getting six-spoke 15″ ‘Ariane’ alloys as standard on Dynamique trim models, replacing the older 15″ ‘Exception’ wheels.
On top of that, customers will have the opportunity to configure their Dynamique and Dynamique S models with extra-tinted rear windows, making the car look a tiny bit more sporty.
Currently, the Twingo is available in four versions, powered by two 3-cylinder engines (1.0-liter 70 HP naturally aspirated unit and the previously mentioned 0.9-liter 90 HP turbo engine). The latter is directly responsible for a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 10.8 seconds as long as the driver does all the shifting.
In terms of connectivity, Twingo owners will benefit either from the standard smartphone-operated R&GO feature, or the optional R-Link multimedia system which its 7″ touchscreen.
EDC versions of the Twingo are available to order now in the UK, with first deliveries starting in January.