12 May 2011

Renault Twizy

Renault's Twizy available to reserve online

12 May 2011 - Renault will have two versions of Twizy on display at the Barcelona Motor Show, both powered by a 17hp motor: Urban and Technic. Base price is 6.690 pounds. In higher specification Technic trim it will cost £7,400. The monthly battery lease cost for both versions will be £40 including VAT for a 36 month/4,500 miles per year agreement.

Customers can now pre-reserve their Twizy online at Renault-ze.com. This requires a £20 deposit via a secure online payment module. Customers who pre-reserve their Twizy will be contacted on a priority basis when the car goes on sale with a view to confirming their order.

The Renault-ze.com website is available in 38 countries and has already received more than five million visits, a figure which provides a dramatic illustration of the interest motorists are showing in the Renault Z.E. programme.

Twizy gets around town faster than a traditional city car thanks to its unprecedented ultra-compact dimensions which also allows easy parking It offers two occupants - sitting in tandem, one behind the other - greater safety compared with a two-wheeled vehicle, thanks to an extensive list of active and passive safety features.

Twizy's battery fully charges in three and a half hours using a domestic electrical supply via a spiral cable stowed behind a flap at the front. Twizy's low weight (450kg, including the 100kg battery) directly helps its operational range of 62 miles (NEDC standard cycle). In everyday use, this figure can vary depending on driving conditions.