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New Renault Wind Overview

Hold on to your hat.... the Renault Wind is cooking-up a storm.

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 27, 2011
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Hold on to your hat.... the Renault Wind is cooking-up a storm. But why? For starters this open-top plaything has been developed by Renaultsport. This hard-core division of the French manufacturer has crafted some of the best hot-hatchbacks of the past. This ensures the new Wind has pin-sharp steering, slick five-speed manual transmission, and sporty handling. Not bad for a car based on the Twingo that only costs £12,995 - £16,095.

The Renault Wind comes with a choice of two petrol engines. 1.2-litre 100bhp models hit 62mph in 10.5 seconds - whereas 1.6-litre 133bhp trims reach the mark in only 9.3 seconds. Top speeds are 118mph and 125mph respectively. This convertible is not particularly fast then, but it has enough poke to be fun. It also has an easy-to-use electric roof that opens or closes in twelve seconds, and a nice specification. Standard features include: air-con, cruise control, MP3 connectivity, and an electronic stability programme.

Now to the bad stuff. I cannot imagine why this car is called... the 'Wind'. What is next, the Renault Iffy-Tummy? Many people choose machines of this class because they are fashionable, but revealing your car is named after an embarrassing faux pas hardly cuts it. It takes time to learn to love the styling too. My mate reckons the Wind looks like it fell-out of a Xmas cracker. Never mind though, overall this car is tremendous fun and good value.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 27, 2011