Something New on the streets Renault Twizy .
The two-seat electric car set to be available and on our streets by March next year. As part of the car’s hype pricing and trim spec have already been confirmed and now the latest – Trim Levels and Colour.
The Latest version of the trailblazing urban compact two-seater was just unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show amongst many two-seat electric vehicles from rival manufacturers. Twizy is the first and a production reality, launching in the UK in March 2012, priced from just £6,690 and monthly battery hire from £40.
The new Colour version will sit between the previously announced trim levels, Urban and Technic, priced at £6,950 on-the-road. Its keen pricing sees it pitched at £260 more than the entry-level Urban and £450 less than the top-of-the-range Technic.
Emphasising Twizy’s fun side, Colour comes with white bodywork and a choice of Urban Blue, Ivy Green or Flame Orange panels for the roof and sides. Black bodywork is also available with orange panels for an even more striking look.
The same hues are continued through to its upholstery and glovebox and can even be specified on colour-coordinated, diamond-effect alloy wheels which cost £350. Colour-coordinated half-scissor doors will be available for £455, mirroring its affordable price positioning. Reservations for Twizy can now be made at the Renault ZE site here
Standard equipment on Twizy includes 13-inch wheels, two gloveboxes, one of which is lockable, 3 metre long charging cable, heated tinted windscreen, Z.E. onboard computer and dashboard with econometer and battery consumption display. Safety and security have also been paramount throughout the project, as is evident from the three-point seatbelt in the front with additional lateral restraint, three-point seatbelt in the rear, front airbag and immobiliser and steering lock.
Given its wild looks and low 450kg weight, Renault Twizy is great to drive. With instant torque available, it’scapable of giving much more expensive cars, white van men and taxis, something to think about when it comes to nipping around a city. Renault’s intriguing two-seater is capable of up to 50 mph and full charge takes three and a half hours, providing a range of up to 60 miles on the urban cycle. Monthly battery hire for Twizy costs from £40 including VAT, based on three years and 4,500 miles per year.
I certainly look forward to them very much!