Renault has launched its 100% electric Renault Twizy in the Middle East at the Qatar Motor Show 2014 which is taking place from 21 to 25 February 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Center.

Chairman & Managing Director of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co-Exclusive Renault Distributor in Qatar, Hisham Al Mana, said:

We are proud to launch the 100% electric Twizy with Renault here in Qatar as a first for the Middle East Region. In Qatar, awareness and consciousness of environmental issues is growing daily, and we are seeing more and more interest in electric vehicles. With its outstanding and unique design I have no doubt that the Renault Twizy will attract a lot of attention in our market.’

Renault Twizy; fun, easy-to-use and easy-to-drive!

Designed as an ultramobile, this impertinent newcomer is about to set the trend in the Middle East! With its ultra-compact dimensions -2.34m long, 1.24m wide and 1.45m tall- nothing like the Renault Twizy currently exists on the Middle East market.

Renault Twizy has all the essentials: flexibility, dynamism, and safety. But, most of all, a design that speaks for itself. the Twizy can be customised to suit any taste…From serious to fun, it comes in 4 main colours – blue, white, red, black – from which many styling combinations will be available. For the bold and thrill-seekers, Twizy also offers a line of stickers to liven up the doors and rims. From a nightclub light show (black or white version) to refined black-and-white styles, it would take hundreds of pages to show you every customised Twizy available.

Powered entirely by electricity, the Renault Twizy has an urban-cycle range of approximately 85km. The batteries are charged via an extendible cable located behind the Renault diamond at the front of the car. A full charge takes around 3½ hours using the normal household 220-240v domestic supply (3-pin Plug). The lithium-ion batteries which power the electric motor are mounted beneath the seats to lower the centre of gravity.

A safe car

The Renault Twizy features comprehensive personal protection. Its tubular chassis keeps occupants safe from impacts, and its four disc brakes offer real active safety. Combined with an outsized turning radius, the Twizy is not just a fun car, but also a very responsive one. For passive safety, never before seen on a vehicle that handles this well, the Renault Twizy is equipped with a 4-point seatbelt and a driver’s airbag. The technology-filled Twizy also offers a rear parking aid – the safest way to park in a tight space without scratching the car.

RENAULT TWIZY (X09) - PHASE 1Renault Twizy at Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co

Pre-booking for the Renault Twizy will be open in Qatar from 1 March 2014 with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co – the exclusive Distributor for Renault. Following the Qatar Motor Show, everyone interested will be invited to test-drive the 100% electric car at the Renault showroom on Salwa Road, near the Radisson Signal.

Renault Twizy’s price will start from QR77,900. The Renault Twizy is covered by a two-year warranty package up to 50,000 km. This requires a full servicing history according to current Renault approved standards. The Renault Twizy is now available for pre-booking in the Middle East countries, starting with Qatar and UAE.