The Fiat 500 has been and still is a great success story. It has been on the market for almost 7 years already, its exterior design hasn’t been changed much since, but sales have remained firm and have actually increased again in 2013, and also in 2014 so far, outselling the once very popular Fiat Panda. Besides the obviously appealing design, its success may also many ways buyers can customize the exterior and interior of the car, a trend that has caught the attention of other automakers.
Renault claim the new, third generation Twingo was inspired by the 40-year old Renault 5, but after talking to some visitors on the show floor at the Geneva International Autoshow, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most people find the Twingo very similar to the Fiat 500. And it’s not only because of the design, but also because the cars on the Renault stand all have been personalized with striping, colored dashboard and steering wheel accents and different sporty wheels. [Read more…]