2012 Renault Twizy review What Car?

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2012 Renault Twizy

The Renault Twizy is a unique vehicle designed for urban It’s a quadricycle rather a car and offers motoring in its simplest doors are an optional extra, are no side windows and the suspension are exposed.

At 2338mm long and wide, the Renault Twizy is than a Smart Fortwo. more, it’s exempt road tax and the London Congestion thanks to its electric powertrain, gives it 17bhp and a top speed of

As with other models in ZE (zero emission) range, you buy the and then lease the battery; will cost between £48 and £67 per depending on annual mileage and terms.

The official range is 62 while a full charge of the takes around three-and-a-half and costs around £1, according to

What’s the 2012 Renault like to drive?

The Twizy got power steering, which is an while parking, but it’s enough to drive around and a 6.8-metre turning circle is tight.

Renault Twizy: a quadricycle than a car

A smooth power and responsive brakes add to its appeal, and the whine from the electric doesn’t irritate.

However, the is extremely firm; even imperfections in the road surface the Twizy feel unsettled and want to swerve around whenever possible.

The Twizy is an urban vehicle, because it out of its depth on larger A-roads.

The of windows – and doors on some – means occupants get little from the elements.

Occupants are exposed to the elements in the Twizy

What’s the 2012 Twizy like inside?

The dashboard is extremely basic. The and estimated range are displayed on a digital screen, while the buttons are for the hazard warning and switching between drive, and neutral.

There are two seats in tandem, with the front one back and forth to help the get comfortable. However, the backrest and wheel do not adjust and the passenger has to sit their legs either of the driver.

Renault Twizy: basic

Rear vision is compromised by the of a central rear-view mirror and window, too.

Unsurprisingly, the has little room for luggage. All you get is mesh netting and a couple of lockable compartments – one on the dashboard and behind the rear seat.

from the £545 doors, the list includes a leisure bag for a water-resistant blanket costing and a £270 Parrot Bluetooth system.

Renault Twizy: doors extra

Should I buy one?

The is an ideal option for anyone who the convenience of a scooter with of the safety offered by a car. more, it’s far from with a starting price of

Given that it has no heating or however, the times when be able to use the Twizy in the UK will be and not overly enjoyable.

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