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Another Renault Twingo trophy

Renault’s rear-engined marvel is named “Best Answer to the City Car Dilemma” in the 2015 British GQ Car Awards.

The GQ honour is yet another award for the all-new Renault Twingo, which has also won ‘City Car of the Year’ (2014 Top Gear Magazine Awards) and (UK Car of the Year Awards), plus ‘Best City Car’ in the Daily Express 2014 Motoring Oscars.

“There’s more to the Twingo than the de rigeur small-car visage and graphics,” said a GQ spokesperson. “It’s powered by a frothy little rear-mounted, three-cylinder turbocharged engine; an unusual setup that improves interior space and adds a welcome USP. Fun, in a nutshell.”

The Twingo, now in its third generation, was one of just eight production cars to pick up an award – it was also a third of the price of the base model of the next most affordable car.

The other seven were the Ariel Atom, Audi TT, BMW i8, Lagonda Taraf, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes-AMG GT and Range Rover Sport.

Renault UK’s Managing Director, Ken Ramirez, said: “All-New Twingo represents a bold innovation in the city car category with its clever rear-engined layout.

“We were always confident that our latest Twingo would prove to be a hit so everyone at Renault is thrilled to see our newest city car recognised at the 2015 GQ Car Awards, especially alongside such sports cars and exotica.”

About Gareth Herincx

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring.

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