New Twingo battles Fiat 500

* Entry-level Twingo is 400 less than Fiat 500 * Powered by 59bhp 1.2-litre engine * On sale from February for 7500...

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Jim Holder
29 January 2008

New Twingo battles Fiat 500

Renault is introducing a new entry-level Twingo to its range from February and it will cost 400 less than the Fiat 500 with which it will fight for sales.

The Extreme is powered by a 59bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine that returns an average fuel economy of 50.4mpg and emits 132g/km of carbon dioxide.

Equipment includes anti-lock brakes, driver and passenger airbags, remote central locking, radio/CD, front fog lights and electric front windows.

The Extreme costs 7500, while the entry-level Fiat 500, which is powered by a 69bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine, is priced at 7900.