Renault unveiled a 2026 Twingo prototype, signaling the model's electric future with a nostalgic nod to its 1990s predecessor.
Departing from the outgoing version's corporate design, the prototype boasts a modern take on the original's quirky headlights and distinct triple vent openings on the hood.
Although specific details are yet to be released, Renault promises exceptional efficiency, targeting up to 6.2 miles per kWh, potentially surpassing current U.S. electric vehicle leaders.
The new Twingo, part of Renault's electric lineup alongside the Renault 5 hatch and Renault 4 compact SUV, will utilize the "AmpR Small" modular architecture developed by Ampere, Renault Group's small EV subdivision.
Priced below €20,000 (approximately $21,700), the Twingo offers an affordable entry point into the electric vehicle market, but unfortunately, it may not be available in North America.
Despite this limitation, the prototype's combination of appealing design, efficiency, and affordability could influence a shift toward more serious consideration of small, affordable EVs in the market.