2015 Renault Twizy | new car review

Posted on May 28, 2015 by
2015 Renault Twizy
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AEDAED 77,900 - 78,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 70%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The is an eccentric invention by the French brand that actually managed to squeeze through the concept stages and to the production line. Legally classified as a heavy quadricycle in Europe, the Twizy is a battery-powered two-seater vehicle that is manufactured entirely in Spain and has a maximum range of 100 kilometres.

Pros

Sure to turn heads and make you feel like a celebrity as you drive around town.

Cons

Quite a tight squeeze, even for just two people.

Looks

Quirky, to say the least; the styling of the 2015 Renault Twizy is unlikely to have been inspired by anything currently in existence on Mother Earth. It’s the unification of circular headlamps, high mounted stop lamps and protruding bumpers that give birth to the compact, yet comical Twizy.

2014 Renault Twizy side

Feels

Redefining the term ‘bare basics’ the interior of the 2015 Renault Twizy is home to a steering wheel, two pedals, a dashboard with three buttons, a digital speedometer and seating that is comparable to an F-16 Fighter Jet. Clearly, functionality outweighs comfort, or practicality in this case.

2014 Renault Twizy rear

Engineering

Customisation is key and the guys at Renault allow their customers to make their Twizy truly theirs with over a thousand unique options. Opt for a certain colour and the roof, dashboard, door panels and alloys all get covered in the hue of your choice. For those who want to take it a step further, there’s also stickers that can be added. Though a small step, it sure is one way to make the 2,338mm long vehicle stand out.

2014 Renault Twizy rear

What’s on offer?

Powered by a 3CG electric induction motor, the Twizy is good for 17 horsepower and 57 Nm of torque. Mated to an automatic transmission with just one forward gear, this translates into a top speed of 80 km/h, a 0 – 45 km/h time of 6.1 seconds and the ability to cover a distance of 100 kilometres in just one charge. While it’s commonly believed for electric vehicles to take close to half a day to charge before being able to take you back home, the Twizy goes from empty to full in a mere three and a half hours; impressive, huh?

2014 Renault Twizy side

Summing it…

There’s many ways to make a statement. Some prefer loud and obnoxious supercars, while for others, the all-electric 2015 Renault Twizy that costs a margin of what the supercars do at AED 77,900, does the job. It’s unique, it’s cool and it’s surely different. Even if you can’t use one for your daily run to work, you should probably get one, just for novelty sake.

2014 Renault Twizy front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Renault Twizy
Engine/ Cylinders3CG Electric Induction Motor
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
17 hp
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
57 Nm @ 2,100 RPM
Tranmission1 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
Top speed80 km/h
PriceAED 77,900 - 78,900

One Response to 2015 Renault Twizy | new car review

  1. Jeana Reply

    July 20, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Mah… secondo me il padre in oggetto avrebbe ottimi motivi per sentirsi in colpa, sia per le lunghe trasferte che per la serata fuori. Insomma, io non lo trovo così ok e socialmente aclcetabite. Sia nei confronti della figlia che della compagna.

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