Everybody knows Renault Twingo, the French small town car, presented in 1993, but not everybody knows that it was based on a polish car called Beskid 106. Renault develops Twingo after expiration of Beskid patent applied by FSM.
Beskid 106 was presented in 1983. The development of the construction has taken about 2 years. The effect on the work was pretty car with aerodynamic profile what makes consumption of the fuel really amazing, about 3,9 litre per 100km.
The engine for the Beskid 106 was taken from Fiat 106p and Fiat 126 BIS, but there was really big difference between car from Turin. The gearbox got another 5 gear. That increases maximal speed to 120km/h. The boot has an enormous capacity: 800 litres after folding rear seats. Next advantage of Beskid was cost of production. Because the amount of steel taken for production one car, was a half less than in Fiat 126p, the car could become good competition for Fiat.
The mass production has never started, because Fiat introduces in 1987 plans of Cinquecento, and FMS finds, that buying a license for production for the Cinquecento from Fiat will be the better solution, that improving own construction.