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    Renault Twingo (II) 2007-2014

    The model is based on the floorpan of the Renault Clio II, with significantly improved strength and crash protection.

    Production was transferred from France to the Revoz plant in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

    It went on sale in France, Italy and Slovenia on 15 June 2007, and in the rest of Europe, including the UK and Ireland, on September 4, 2007. The motoring press in the UK have criticised the new Twingo for being rather unadventurous in style and appearance compared to the original.

    The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit in three versions, an 8-valve 60 hp (45 kW) naturally aspirated, a 16-valve 75 hp (56 kW) naturally aspirated and a 16-valve 100 hp (70 kW) turbocharged version. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre 65 hp (48 kW) dCi unit.

    Trim levels for the French market starts with the unnamed base model followed by Authentique, Expression, Initiale, Dynamique and GT.

    On 31 January 2008 Renault announced the Twingo Renaultsport, with a new 133 hp (100 kW) 1,598 cc engine and Renaultsport styling. Its first public outing was at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and the first cars were shipped in late 2008.

    The second generation Twingo is also available in RHD markets such as Japan, Ireland and the UK. Engines available in the UK are the 75 hp (56 kW) in Dynamique trim level and 100 hp (70 kW) petrol units, in GT trim level. A 60 hp (45 kW) engine, in a cheaper Extreme trim level was released in January 2008, and the Renaultsport 133 hp (100 kW) went on sale in September 2008. In February 2009, a new model, called Freeway will be introduced, below the current Extreme model, but with the same 60 hp (45 kW) engine. In summer 2010, the Freeway and Extreme were renamed in the UK markets to the Expression and i-Music respectively; these were given new interiors and changes to some of the exterior, including new rear bumpers and wing mirrors.

    On series 14 episode 4 of Top Gear, presenter Jeremy Clarkson did an unusual road test of the Twingo 133 on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland. During the segment, Clarkson drove it through a sewage tunnel in an attempt to run it upside down, which he managed to do as part of a barrel roll. After subjecting it to numerous "accidents", he raced the battered car in an attempt to catch a departing ferry, only to crash it into the ocean.

    Facelift (see post #6)
    On 28 July 2011, Renault announced a facelift to the second generation Twingo which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is the first model with Renault's new design concept, that will eventually follow on their entire range of cars.

    The new Twingo has updated bumpers as well as redesigned front and rear light clusters.
    As of the 1 August 2013, ordering and production of the Renaultsport Twingo 133 model was ended.

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    The facelift is certainly no improvement IMO. I have the right saying so :-)
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    And the face-lifted model.
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