It is no surprise that the face lifted Twingo, which made its debut in Frankfurt last year, will get a souped-up Renaultsport edition called the 2012 Renault Twingo RS. The 2012 Renault Twingo RSgoes on sale from the middle of next month in Europe, and will be marketed in 20 countries. There’s also a Gordini RS version to pick from, if the 2012 Renault Twingo RS sounds a bit too flashy. These 2012 Renault Twingo RS and Gordini RS version have the same basic styling as the standard Renault Twingo, they were also both developed by Renault Sport and feature a “sporting interpretation of Renault’s new styling identity”.
Inside the 2012 Renault Twingo RS interior, there’s the trademark Renault Sport yellow stitching on the steering wheel, seats and dashboard cowl, while the dashboard, radio console, rev-counter housing and lateral air vents all come with gloss black inserts. The 2012 Renault Twingo RS specs remains unchanged mechanically, with power still drawn from the same 1.6 liter engine as before, and still delivering 98kW and 160Nm of torque while a sport chassis is offered as standard.
The CO2 emissions level of the new 2012 Renault Twingo RS is rated at 150g/km, standing for a 3.2% saving compared to the previous version. 2012 Renault Twingo RS has a fuel consumption figure of 43.5mpg on the combined cycle, a 3% improvement. Meanwhile, the Twingo Gordini RS offers added equipment over the standard 2012 Renault Twingo RS, such as twin body stripes, 17-inch diamond-effect black alloy wheels, leather trim and climate control. Its pricing will be revealed next month, which is when the company would start taking orders.
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With the 2012 Renault Twingo RS facelift certain stylistic changes are being addressed including for the exclusive RS Gordini. After received a facelift during the past autumn, promoted including through a series of controversial ads, it is time for mini class performer from Renault to be upgraded; thus, the 2012 Renault Twingo RS boasts with an improved stage presence, thanks to the new optical block and to the front bumper, inspired by the presence on the big brother, Clio RS. The 2012 Renault Twingo RS will compete with the Lumeneo Neoma who wants to be a serious electric car, and will debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
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