More 50 years ago cars with rear engine were quite common.
In addition, this arrangement was typical not only for sports models, but also used in the massive vehicles – of 2018-2019 Renault 4CV, the Fiat 500 and 600, the VW the Beetle and others.
It was no exception and the legendary Soviet “Zaporozhets.”
Such a motor arrangement provides more space in the cabin, without increasing the size of the machine itself.
In our time, the rear-mounted engine is very rare, only come to mind ” Smartas ” yes Porsche 911. And recently, the company has made this compact cars 2018-2019 Renault Twingo third generation.
This model first appeared in the already distant 1992 and previously had a classic layout with front-wheel drive and front engine.
However, the new 2018-2019 Renault Twingo model year has made in this regard, a 180 degree turn.
At the heart of the French news is a completely new platform, on the creation of which worked together experts 2018-2019 Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler company.
Note that it is also collected Smart third generation.
The new hatchback is shorter predecessor by around 10 centimeters and reaches a length of 359.5 centimeters.
However, its wheelbase, on the contrary, increased by as much as 12 centimeters, reaching 249.2 centimeters.
The width of the machine rests on the marker 164.6 centimeters, and the model does not exceed the height of 155.4 centimeters.
The car’s weight in the base case equipment does not exceed 865 kilos.
The power unit is mounted under the luggage compartment in the rear overhang, while it had to be slightly tilted.
Hatchback 2018-2019 Renault Twingo has a completely original appearance, exterior TwinRun copied from a conceptual model.
The novelty hood and short overhangs are tiny.
In the middle of an increased false radiator grille adorns the icon of the French company.
The front bumper air intake can be seen as a radiator, as before, is at the front.
Emphasis is placed on large round headlights and running lights on the LED elements.
Wheel arches and side of the body protected by additional plates of plastic.
The rear pillars are masked roof handles.
Door luggage compartment received the black color and the top surmounted by a small spoiler.
the original form of lamps can be identified also in the stern.
To personalize the car the French offer 2-colored coloring of a body, a variety of stickers and 15 or 16-inch wheels made of light alloys.
Salon hatchback 2018-2019 Renault Twingo, too, can be decorated with colorful decorative elements if desired, as well as the silver accents on the rapids.
Originally look thin air vents of the ventilation system.
Small 3-spoke steering wheel turned slightly flattened at the bottom.
The most expensive car trim steering wheel wrapped in leather.
On the dashboard central allocated massive speedometer.
Besides, in it there is a screen where the performance of the onboard computer and displays remaining fuel transferred.
As for the tachometer, it is only available at an additional cost.
A small front panel has a relief form.
For a fee, there is possible to install a touch screen 7-inch multimedia complex R-Link.
climate controls and the sound system is very large, the minimum number of them here and use them quite convenient.
Salon 2018-2019 Renault Twingo hatchback differs abundance of different containers for small items.
For example, here in the presence of a sliding box in the bowels of the center console and boxes under the seats of the second row.
There are also “pockets” in the door panels.
Note that the base model equipment instead of the glove box to get a simple shelf.
In the column, as in the driver’s seat, height is adjusted.
The first row of seats with integrated head restraints very resilient, but well supported back.
Landing in the 2018-2019 Renault Twingo is quite high.
Visibility in all directions is very decent.
The rear row of seats in the 2018-2019 Renault Twingo has a solid reserve space in the legs and over his head, comparable with the machines of higher class.
However, due to the fact that the cabin is not too wide at the shoulders, the only two rear seats are installed.
Curiously, the glass can not be omitted from behind, you can only open up to the side.
Note that the slope of the rear backrest is adjustable whereby the volume of the luggage compartment ranges from 188 to 219-mi-minute liter.
In addition, when combined seats fit in the trunk of about 980 liters of luggage-minute, and you can place your “long measures” up to 2.3 meters.
Buyers are available to choose from 2 gasoline 3-cylinder power units.
The first – a 1.0-liter engine with 70 horsepower, consuming in a mixed mode of movement only 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
However, there is often not enough power, and acceleration from zero to 100 km / h takes a long time – 14.5 seconds.
It is better to opt for a turbocharged 0.9-liter engine, which develops about 90 horsepower at 5250 rev / min.
Maximum torque of 135 Newton meters is reached at 2,500 rev / min.
This engine is quite spirited and more confident feeling at medium speed.
However, it is somewhat noisy and, in addition, vibration is very noticeable.
Here, acceleration from zero to the first “hundred” is much faster – in about 10.8 seconds and a top speed hatchback reaches 165 kilometers per hour.
Gasoline consumption is also moderate: in urban areas – 4.9 liters on the highway – about 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
As the gearbox French automaker offers 5-band “mechanics”, which, however, can not boast of high accuracy.
New 2018-2019 Renault Twingo differs decent behavior in dense urban traffic.
Steering at low speeds is very easy, and the turning circle is only about 8.6 meters.
Although, it should be noted that the steering wheel is clearly not enough feedback.
2015 2018-2019 Renault Twingo feels comfortable on twisty sections through the rear engine layout.
Oversteer characteristic of these machines is practically not observed.
Suspension of the French hatchback is quite soft, but roll in corners is not too large.
It is curious that the suspension at the rear (like De Dion) is absolutely not typical for our time.
At higher speeds there is a claim to the Stability Programme, and the noise from the tires and the wind penetrates the interior.
The basic equipment of a hatchback 2018-2019 Renault Twingo included the French electrical window lifters, stabilization system, central locking, and as many as six airbags, while air conditioning is only available as an option.
It is available in the following versions of Play.
The most expensive grade hatchback called Dynamique additionally equipped with a music system with a USB port, the system control tiering movement, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
For a surcharge, the automaker offers not typical for the class “A” navigation system, rearview camera, climate control and parking system.
In addition, you can order shifts the roof fabric.
Sales of the new 2018-2019 Renault Twingo in Europe has already started, its price starts from 12 500 euros.
Note that in the near future the company plans to release a “charged” version of the hatchback with the index GT, which will receive the engine capacity of 110 or 120 horsepower.