In many ways, the new Renault Twingo is a very old-school car. While its look and mechanicals are entirely modern, moving the engine to the back with rear-wheel drive harkens back to small, European cars of the '60s. The little Frenchman has a platform co-developed with Daimler and shares its underpinnings with the next-generation Smart. However, It also brings back some of the quirkiness to French cars that has been dwindling recently. Case in point: The way Renault created the hood opening.
Just knowing how to open the front is a puzzle, and as the guy in this video from Autoforum.cz demonstrates, things only get weirder from there. The host claims that the design is going keep owners from getting dirty, but that seems very dubious, or, more likely, sarcastic. We just love that French cars get to be legitimately odd again. Just scroll down and watch the video. You'll see.