Today Renault South Africa has launched the new, limited-edition version of its trendy Twingo subcompact hatchback. Badged the Twingo Groove Limited Edition, this unique newcomer adds further value and features to the already comprehensively equipped Twingo 1.2 Dynamique Plus. The Twingo Groove’s focus is on adding even greater value and enjoyment to the Twingo’s vibrant motoring experience by adding the convenience of full Bluetooth cellphone communication, and the enjoyment of multimedia connectivity. In addition, occupant safety is further enhanced with the fitment of smash-and-grab protection.
A further advantage of the Parrot system is its comprehensive multimedia connectivity solution. It offers connections for fifth-generation iPods and iPhones, a USB socket for flash drives and USB MP3 players, and a line-in solution for other music sources. In addition, MP3 players, PDAs and cellphones equipped with Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) can also be used as a music source.
The system is integrated with the Twingo Groove’s standard four-speaker sound system, which already includes a FM Stereo/AM tuner and a CD player with MP3 playback capability. The result is glorious, easily accessible music on the move from your favourite music player.
The new Renault Twingo Groove Limited Edition also extends the comprehensive occupant safety package of the standard 1.2 Dynamique Plus version by adding full smash-and-grab protection which also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the car..
The remainder of the Twingo Groove’s specification remains identical to that of the Twingo 1.2 Dynamique Plus. Power is provided by a lively 1,2-litre four-cylinder engine delivering 56 kW at 5 500 r/min, and 107 Nm at 4 250 r/min.
That’s enough to propel the zesty hatchback from zero to 100 km/h in a nippy 12 seconds, while top speed is 170 km/h. Even so, the Twingo is an economical runabout, achieving a combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of only 5,7 litres/100 km, while CO2 emissions come to a commendable 135 g/km. Always fun to drive, the Twingo Groove features independent front suspension and a coil-sprung torsion beam at the rear, allowing precise and predictable road manners. Efficient electric power steering is standard.
The Twingo Groove Limited Edition runs on handsome 15-inch alloy wheels shod with low-profile 185/55 R15 rubber. Disc brakes front and rear, equipped with ABS, EBD and EBA, are standard to ensure safe and efficient stopping power.
VERSATILE, INVITING INTERIOR
The Twingo Groove’s dynamic attributes are linked to a highly practical and versatile interior. A stand-out feature are the individual rear seats, which can be independently adjusted fore and aft to favour either rear legroom, or boot space. Standard equipment is comprehensive, and includes remote central locking, air-conditioning, electrically operated front windows and exterior mirrors, satellite audio controls, rain and light sensors for automatic activation of the windscreen wipers and headlights, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
SAFE AND ATTRACTIVE
The comprehensive active and passive safety package comprises dual front and side airbags, Renault’s Anti-Intrusion Device (RAID), auto-locking doors, and ISOFIX child seat mountings. The exterior styling of the limited-edition Renault Twingo Groove expresses the same extrovert, funky and youthful personality as the rest of the Twingo range. A rear roof spoiler, chequered body decals, and colour-coded bumpers and mirrors add further visual appeal, while front fog lamps are standard.
LIMITED EDITION VALUE
Only 50 Groove Limited Edition models will be available, adding exclusivity to the strong value expressed by the Groove package. The new Twingo Groove Limited Edition retails for R138 000, which includes a three-year/45 000 km service plan, and a three-year/100 000 km warranty. Source: Renault South Africa