Faurecia’s emissions control systems helps the third-generation Renault Twingo reduce fuel consumption by 26 percent to 4.2 liters per 100km and cuts CO2 emissions by 35 grams per kilometer to 95g/km in variants with the 1.0-liter gasoline engine equipped with stop-start technology.
The new Twingo’s turbocharger is supplied by Honeywell and features an integrated exhaust manifold. According to the supplier, its latest-generation turbochargers are constructed using alloys and composites originally developed by the company’s aerospace unit. The materials are designed to cope with the higher temperature environments required by gasoline engines compared with diesels. Honeywell also said that the turbo has a four-pad Z bearing that is 30 percent smaller and reduces friction losses by 20 percent compared with conventional bearings.
The new Twingo is assembled at Renault's plant in Nova Mesto, Slovenia, using a platform shared with the latest-generation Smart ForFour and ForTwo as a result of the French company's collaboration with Daimler. Twingo assembly began in May 2014 and output is forecast to peak at more than 120,000 units in 2016.