Renault Twizy Colour

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The pricing for the third electric two-seat Renault Twizy model, Colour, has been announced; it will cost £6,950, with battery hire for an extra £40 per month.

The new Colour version will sit between the previously announced trim levels, Urban and Technic. Its pricing is £260 more than the entry-level Urban, and £450 less than the top-of-the-range Technic.

Colour comes with white bodywork and a choice of Urban Blue, Ivy Green or Flame Orange panels for the roof and sides. Black bodywork is also available with orange panels.

The same colours continue through to its upholstery and glovebox and can even be specified on colour-coordinated, diamond-effect alloy wheels which cost £350. Colour-coordinated half-scissor doors will be available for £455.

Standard equipment on Twizy includes 13-inch wheels, two gloveboxes, one of which is lockable, 3-metre long charging cable, heated tinted windscreen, Z.E. onboard computer and dashboard with econometer and battery consumption display. Safety and security features include a three-point seatbelt in the front with additional lateral restraint, a three-point seatbelt in the rear, front airbag, immobilizer, and steering lock.

The Twizy weighs just 450 kg and has 57 Nm of instant torque available. It’s capable of up to 50 mph and a full charge takes three and a half hours, providing a range of up to 60 miles on the urban cycle.

Monthly battery hire for the Twizy costs from £40 including VAT, based on three years and 4,500 miles per year.

The Twizy will launch in the UK in March 2012.

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