Renault has prepared a joyful Twingo to celebrate its sponsorship of THE COLOR RUN 5k events.
Based on the Twingo Play, the new limited-run model comes with some extra goodies to justify its special edition status. Renault’s cutesy city car gets an electric panoramic sunroof, bespoke floor mats, 15-inch “Exception” alloys, and a bunch of Exterior Touch and Interior Style packages to spice things up even further. That’s on top of the model’s standard equipment which among others includes electric front windows, daytime running lights, DAB digital radio, along with AUX & USB connectivity.
Although it does not have a built-in navigation system, the car does come with the R&GO app which will effectively transform any compatible smartphone into an infotainment system with support for navigation. You can have the car in any of the Twingo’s regular shades, including the fresh Ultraviolet paint which can be combined with a bunch of decals for extra personalization.
Power of the Twingo THE COLOR RUN is provided exclusively by a naturally-aspirated 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine with 70 horsepower (52 kilowatts). It’s very cheap to run, as combined fuel economy stands at an impressive 47.1 mpg US (56.6 mpg UK or 4.9 liters / 100 km) with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 112 g/km. If 70 hp sounds a bit too weak, you’ll have to wait for the recently revealed 110-hp Twingo GT due to go on sale later this year.
Renault mentions the new Twingo special edition brings customer savings of £800 compared to the regular Play version fitted with the same optional kit. It’s already available on order and carries a starting price of £10,495.
Regarding Renault’s involvement in THE COLOR RUN, the French automaker is sponsoring the Yellow Color Zone of the UK series. “The Happiest 5k on the Planet” as it’s known will kick off on Sunday in London at Wembley Park and will continue on July 2 by the event in Manchester, followed by Glasgow (July 17), Birmingham (August 20), London (September 4), and Brighton (September 17).
More details are available in the attached press release.