Renault Twingo and the EDC automatic gearbox: a perfect combination for city driving
By Thomas AUDEBERT
Revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, New Renault Twingo is available for the first time with the EDC automatic gearbox. The EDC gearbox does away with the tiresome task of shifting gears in congested traffic. An innovation that makes life easier!
The average number of hours spent by motorists in their cars in the world’s top-ten most congested cities. From Los Angeles and Bogota to Paris, Istanbul and Bangkok, urban drivers are all too familiar with getting stuck in traffic jams or halted at each and every red light.
This kind of driving involves endless speeding up, slowing down and gear shifting. How many times a day when arriving at a traffic light or intersection or when approaching another car are you obliged to change gear?
One of the group's objectives is to make motoring easier, including in urban areas. And New Twingo is perfect for this environment!
New TWINGO + EDC gearbox = no more problems
Twingo is Groupe Renault’s well-known city car. It revolutionizes driving with its tight turning circle of 4.30 meters, making U-turns a cinch!
And to make urban drives even more pleasant, Twingo models powered by the 95 hp TCe engine are now available with the EDC automatic gearbox.
As its name indicates (EDC being short for Efficient Dual Clutch), the EDC gearbox comprises two clutches that work together to prepare for the next gear shift, delivering a smoother and more pleasurable drive. A well-known feature of the Renault range since 2010, the EDC gearbox is unique to a model in Twingo's segment. EDC technology also helps to limit fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.