Renault Twizy Launched In France

This might look like a futuristic concept car, but it is actually a full production Renault model called the Twizy, and it’s on sale now in France.

Twizy is a new, simple and effective solution for motoring in built-up areas and confirms Renault’s status as a truly innovative manufacturer. Customers have a choice of two motors and three equipment levels, with few options. The top speed of Twizy ‘45’ has been capped, which means that this lightweight quadricycle can be driven from the age of 16 (road safety certificate required) in France, while holders of a valid ‘B’ driving license are eligible to drive the 80kph version.

So although it looks kinda silly, the idea behind the car is actually quite bright. It will be a damn sight more fun than running around on a bicycle, but it will also be much more expensive!


Find out about its pricing and specs in the press release below:


* A choice of two motors, depending on usage and homologation: Twizy 45 (4kW/5hp, peak torque of 33Nm immediately available, top speed capped at 45kph) and Twizy (13kW/17hp, 57Nm of torque and a top speed of 80kph).
* Three equipment levels: Urban (a high level of comfort and safety for the entry level version), Color (added style and colourful trim) and Technic (standard two-tone metallic paint, alloy wheels).
* Useful options (doors, Twizy 45 Comfort Pack) and a long list of accessories (rear parking sensor, rear stowage, mp3/telephony kit, etc.).
* Plus a range of battery lease plans tailored to suit usage, distance travelled and contract duration (from 12 to 72 months for an annual distance of between 7,500 and 15,000 kilometres, plus comprehensive breakdown coverage including a 24/7 recovery service within an 80km radius of the customer’s charge station).


Nothing like Twizy currently exists on the French market, and its numerous benefits will appeal to men, women, youngsters, tradesmen and traders alike.

Order books for Twizy are already open in France, while customers who pre-booked their car will be able to take delivery of their vehicle this spring. Test drives are available at the first European test centre in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, and media test drives are due to start at the beginning of March, immediately after the Geneva Motor Show.

Tax-paid prices in France (excluding battery lease, not including available tax incentives)
URBAN    6,99    7,69
COLOR    7,29    7,99
TECHNIC    7,79    8,49
Options    Doors: ?590
Metallic paint (standard for TECHNIC versions): ?250
Comfort Pack: demister and radio pre-equipment (Twizy 45 only): ?100

URBAN    Safety    Comfort
Front driver airbag    Single-ratio transmission (reducer)
Four-point front seat belt    Two glove boxes (lockable dashboard glove box)
Three-point rear seat belt    Lidded trunk behind rear seat
Disc brakes all-round    12V power supply in glove box
Locking steering column    Comfort Pack (Twizy 45)
Parking brake applied when motor switched off
Styling    Specific Z.E. features
Grey wheel trims    Spiral three-metre charging cable at the front
Specific Z.E. trip computer with econometer
Audible Z.E. warning for pedestrians

COLOR = URBAN, plus:    Styling
Coloured decals on glove box lids and doors (red, green or blue)
Coloured roof (red, green or blue)
Coloured nubuck upholstery for front and rear seats (red, green or blue)
White wheel trims
Carpet mat

TECHNIC = URBAN , plus:    Styling
13-inch gloss black diamond-effect alloy wheels
Metallic paint
White front seat shell and elliptic dashboard
‘Carbon’-effect decals on glove box lids and doors
‘Carbon’-effect roof
Carpet mat

BATTERY HIRE TAX-PAID PRICE PLAN / CONTRACT DURATION (comprehensive breakdown recovery) in euros
7,500km/year    10,000km/year    12,500km/year    15,000km/year
12 months    60    64    68    72
24 months    55    59    63    67
36 months    50    54    58    62
48 months    50    54    58    62
60 months    50    54    58    62
72 months    50    54    58    62



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