renault city car to be reardrive
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Renault city car to be rear-drive

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Renault city car to be rear-drive

London - Arabstoday

The Renault 5-inspired successor to the Twingo will be positioned as an innovative, premium city car and is likely to adopt a rear-engined, rear-drive layout. The Twingo follow-up is due to arrive in 2014. It will be part of an ambitious roll-out of new and refreshed Renault models over the next five years as the car maker attempts to bolster sales. The strategy also includes a Nissan Juke-style crossover, a new large saloon and at least one vehicle inspired by the striking R-Space concept first shown in 2011. The new model is the first fruit of Renault’s platform and drivetrain co-operation with Daimler. A key element of that tie-up, when it was announced in 2010, was Project Edison, an initiative to create a modular platform to underpin the next Smart Fortwo and — in lengthened format — the Forfour and Twingo. That platform is based on a rear engine/rear-wheel drive layout, and it seems highly likely that the Twingo successor will be a sister car to the Forfour, sharing that car’s rear-drive set-up. That’s borne out by comments made by Renault marketing boss Stephen Norman at the Geneva show earlier this month. Although he stopped short of confirming the rear-drive plan for the Twingo successor, he did say it would feature a “totally unexpected mechanical innovation”. Renault is keen to set its new car apart from the crowd, and Norman said the car will “have impressive spaciousness for its size”. With the next Clio due to be offered as a five-door only, the Twingo successor is likely to be a three-door only. An all-electric version is likely, too. While the ‘5’ and ‘Twingo’ names are still being considered for the new model, it seems more likely that it will adopt a new name. Although the new offering will be inspired by the philosophy behind the Renault 5, the manufacturer wants to position it as a thoroughly modern vehicle. “This is not going to be a retro car like the Fiat 500 or BMW Mini,” said Norman. “The Renault 5 issue is a philosophical checkpoint [in that] the positioning will be similar to the 5 when we launched that in 1972: slightly hedonistic, with some form of snob appeal. We won’t pitch this new car against the Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo.” With the new car sitting below the Clio in a revised model line-up, the Twingo name could then be attached to a two-seat, rear-drive sister car to the Smart Fortwo.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

renault city car to be reardrive renault city car to be reardrive

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

renault city car to be reardrive renault city car to be reardrive

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 01:41 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Moroccan video sparks debate on sexual harassment
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday