When a popstar designs a Twingo
So - what happens when you cross Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud with a budget supermini? We found out...
Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Priorities. A week after the Nicola-Roberts-Twingo extravaganza, Renault quietly announced it was dropping more than half of its models on sale in the UK, including the Laguna, Espace, Modus, Kangoo and Wind. All gone, dead, buried (on these shores at least - if you really, really want a Wind, you'll have to pop over the Channel to buy it). Some of these losses we're more upset about than others - we can't say we'll bemoan the loss of the Modus - but it seems bizarre that Renault, the company that invented the big MPV, won't sell the Espace in the UK any more.
Renault, we want you to survive. You make unsurpassed hot hatches and, unusually for a modern car company, seem to care about making even your everyday cars good to drive. So, please, Renault, stick to what you do best and remember these two things. First, you're a car company, not a Brighton boutique. Second, if you put a wood-burner in a Twingo, you really ought to remember to install a chimney, too. Anyone got a fire extinguisher?