New two-seater convertible will be revealed at Geneva - but it won't be badged Twingo
26 January 2010

Renault has confirmed it will launch a new two-seater convertible model at the Geneva motor show in March.

The model will sit on the Twingo platform, but it will get its own unique badging and interior, featuring parts seen in other Renault models. The engine range is expected to mirror that of the Twingo, although this has yet to be confirmed by Renault.

Renault Twingo CC model teaser pics

The coupe-convertible will feature a folding metal roof and will be a strict two-seater. It will be pitched as a sporty model without being a proper sports car. A Gordini model is possible in the future.

A Renault source described the car as being “perfect” in the current trend of downsizing due to its chic styling, low emissions, fun performance and impressive economy.

The firm will release an official teaser image of the car within the next two weeks, which will give more away about the new car’s looks.

But grainy pictures have appeared on the internet of a 1:43-scale model of the car, which our source described as showing “the real thing”.

The model shows the model will have the Twingo’s ‘wheel at each corner’ design as well as its bonnet and headlights. The front grille is unique to the convertible model, however.

The new small coupe-cabriolet is one of two open-top models Renault will launch at the Geneva motor show in March. The firm will also launch the coupe-cabriolet Megane.

Mark Tisshaw

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26 January 2010

Isn't it just going to be a re-bodied Micra CC though?

26 January 2010

You are kidding me? That looks like a cheap toy car that they've had to modify to avoid being sued my the manufacturer for copyright infringement. Where's the imagination?

26 January 2010

[quote Krysh]You are kidding me? That looks like a cheap toy car that they've had to modify to avoid being sued my the manufacturer for copyright infringement. Where's the imagination?[/quote] That's because the car pictured IS a toy. I think it might end up looking pretty funky.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

26 January 2010

yet another excellent idea from the French. More small cars with character are always welcome. With a Twingo base it should drive well, It will probably be priced ok as most Renaults are, but lets hope they build it properly.

Myk

26 January 2010

Does Peugeot not mind them borrowing one of their designs? Could be kinda cute though, although we all thought that about the Tigra...

26 January 2010

Exactly, Opel Tigra, Smart Roadster, the Honda CRX ( the last one with that roof), all died because nobody buys them. But, I guess, Renault is smarter than all of them. But maybe they can get the car to handle brilliantly, maybe some enthusiasts will buy the car.

26 January 2010

The shape of the bootlid and the flying buttresses behind the doors suggest that the roof might be a one-piece, rotating glass panel in the style of the Ferrari Superamerica:

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ferrari-/ferrari-flips-the-lid-on-575/...


26 January 2010

LOL a Corgi car for Monsieur et Mademoiselle Smurf. I'm sure it will be smurfin hot ;)

26 January 2010

When did Renault start fitting run-flat tyres?

Where has all Japanese design went to?

26 January 2010

Mmmm ... not so much a teaser as a displeaser ... can you eat it ?

A bit more imagination from Renault's marketing department and we could have had a biscuit a la Skoda Fabia gateau ... still they are probably preoccupied by a last minute dash to buy Saab seeing that the Laguna is like a stale croissant ... must be tea time !

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