Renault Twingo axed in the UK: Facelift model won’t be made in RHD

The declining city car market has affected everyone, and it means the Renault Twingo has been axed from the company’s UK range.

A facelifted model is some time in 2019, and the company has confirmed to Autocar this update won’t be offered in the UK.

A spokesman told Autocar, “Renault UK has decided to not commercialise the Twingo Phase II in the UK right-hand-drive market when this vehicle launches across Europe in the first half of 2019.

“The decision is due to commercial reasons that align with Renault UK’s policy of having a simpler choice of versions for customers.”

According to the magazine, just 877 Twingo hatchbacks were sold in the UK in 2018.

The Smart ForFour, which shares its rear engine, rear wheel drive platform, with the Twingo is unaffected.

Source: Autocar