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The new Renault Twingo by Rip Curl edition has been announced by the French manufacturer, a car that is based on the Twingo Dynamique model. There are four types of engines available for the Renault Twingo by Rip Curl edition on the French market and they are the 1.2 LEV and 1.2 16V each developing 75hp plus the diesel burning dCi 65 and dCi 85 units.

Some of the extra features on the Renault Twingo by Rip Curl edition include special trimmings in areas like the foglamp surrounds, rear quarter panels and hatch while inside customers will notice the custom Rip Curl badges on the front and rear headrests, the metallic red speedometer surround and climate control buttons as well as the Dyna Red Organizer Box ring and the Rip Curl door trim motifs.

The Renault Twingo by Rip Curl edition price starts at 12,150 Euros and besides France the vehicle will also go on sale in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Renault press release :

Since 2007, more than 41,000 Clio by Rip Curls have been sold in more than 20 countries. To build on its successful association with the celebrated board sports brand, Renault has now released a new limited edition, Twingo by Rip Curl. Based on Twingo Dynamique, this limited edition features extra-tinted rear glass and special exterior Rip Curl trimming on the:


- foglamp surrounds,
- rear quarter panels,
- and hatch.

The cabin has been revisited by Rip Curl and features specific upholstery including embroidered Rip Curl badging, plus Rip Curl branding on the door sills.
The new Dyna Red body colour adds a distinctly dynamic touch and has been carried over to the interior for the climate control buttons, speedometer surround and organizer box ring.
The partnership between Rip Curl and Renault not only showcases the passion which the two companies share for liberty but also underlines their commitment to protecting the environment. Indeed, Renault contributes financially to the Rip Curl Planet Foundation, which is associated with the WWF.
Twingo by Rip Curl meets all three of the conditions necessary to qualify for the Renault eco² hallmark.

The engine range (in France) is based on the 1.2 LEV 75hp, 1.2 16V 75hp, dCi 65 and dCi 85 powerplants, with prices for this new limited edition starting from €12,150 (tariff reference 2178). Meanwhile, the 1.2 LEV, dCi 65 and dCi 85 versions are all eligible for the €700 ecobonus scheme run in France. This limited edition model is also available in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

DYNAMIC STYLING

Since 2007, more than 41,000 Clio by Rip Curls have been sold in some 20 countries. To build on this success, Renault is to extend its association with the world-renowned surfing and board sports brand with the release of Twingo by Rip Curl. This limited edition is especially likely to appeal a young, sporty audience, and the Rip Curl influence is immediately apparent. Based on Twingo Dynamique, the Rip Curl version features extra-tinted rear glass and bespoke decorative trimming on the foglamp surrounds, rear quarter panels and hatch. The newcomer also sees the introduction of a new metallic body colour, Dyna Red, which takes the number of metallic finishes to five (Pearlescent Black, Extreme Bleu, Platine Grey, Blue Grey, Dyna Red), plus one non-metallic finish (Glacier White).

THE CABIN REVISITED BY RIP CURL

The Rip Curl signature is apparent in several details inside the cabin, too:
- Rip Curl upholstery with visible red stitching, with embroidered Rip Curl badging on the front and rear headrests,
- Rip Curl-branded door sill,
- Metallic red speedometer surround,
- Lacquered Dyna Red Organizer Box ring,
- Metallic red climate control buttons,
- Rip Curl door trim motifs.

In addition to its radio-CD with MP3 playback and RCA connectivity, Twingo Rip Curl comes with
independent, sliding rear seats which ensure unprecedented cabin space, comfort and modularity for the A segment.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Twingo by Rip Curl is respectful of the environment and meets all the conditions necessary to qualify for the Renault eco² signature. Depending on country, a range of up to four engines is available (1.2 LEV 75hp, 1.2 16V 75hp, dCi 65 and dCi 85).
With the dCi 85hp engine, Twingo by Rip Curl emits just 104g of CO2/km (equivalent to combinedcycle
fuel consumption of 4 litres/100km). The dCi 85 version stands out through its punchy performance and driving pleasure (62kW and 200Nm), while the dCi- and 1.2 LEV 75hp-engined versions are eligible for the €700 eco-bonus scheme in operation in France.
This partnership includes Renault's participation in the Rip Curl Planet Foundation which is run in association with the WWF. Renault's commitment alongside Rip Curl concerns: - the protection of natural habitats commonly associated with board sports (mountain areas and coastal regions),
- environmental education and awareness programmes,
- ecodesign-led research and development work on surfing products (surfboards, wetsuits, clothing).

In addition to France, Twingo by Rip Curl is also marketed in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Portugal,
Austria, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

PRICES AND ENGINE RANGE (French market)
Petrol engines:
- 1.2 LEV 16V 75hp eco2: €12,150
CO2 emissions: 120g/km (eligible for the €700 eco-bonus in France)
- 1.2 16V 75hp eco²: €12,150
CO2 emissions: 135g/km (€0 eco-bonus in France)
Diesel engines:
- dCi 65 eco²: €13,750
CO2 emissions: 113g/km (eligible for the €700 eco-bonus in France)
- dCi 85 eco²: €14,650
CO2 emissions: 104g/km (eligible for the €700 eco-bonus in France)

EQUIPMENT (French market)

Dynamic = Front and lateral airbags,
Manual climate control,
Rev-counter,
Power steering,
Height-adjustable driver's seat and steeringwheel,
Electric front windows,
Independent, sliding rear seats with headrests,
Body colour electric exterior mirrors,
Look Pack (dynamic bumper and black headlamp masks),
Foglamps,
Leather-trimmed steeringwheel,
Ashtray and cigarette lighter,
80W radio-CD with MP3 playback, fingertip remote control, offset display and RCA socket.

Rip Curl limited edition = Dynamique equipment level, plus:
Exterior styling:
Extra-tinted rear glass,
Exterior Rip Curl decorative trimming on foglamp surrounds, rear quarter panels and hatch.
Interior styling:
Embroidered Rip Curl-badged headrests,
Rip Curl-badged door sills;
Metallic red climate control buttons,
Metallic red speedometer surround,
Lacquered Dyna Red Organizer Box ring,
Rip Curl upholstery with visible red stitching and embroidered badging on headrests,
Rip Curl door panel motifs.

OPTIONS (French market)S
- Curtain airbags: €250
- Lip spoiler: €100
- Automatic climate control: €380
- ESP: €300
- 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels: €500
- Cruise control with speed limiter: €250
- Metallic or pearlescent paint: €400
- Radio-CD with MP3 playback, Bluetooth and Plug&Music connectivity (jack/USB): €200
- Spare wheel: €0
- Opening panoramic electric sunroof: €700

ACCESSORIES (French market) S
- Dashboard mat ('carbon', blue or green): €32
- Organizer Box ('carbon', blue or green): €22
- Portable GPS: €259
- Customized key fobs: €9
- Broad range of exterior decorative graphics (chequers, white stripes, tattoo, etc.)

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