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Facelifted Renault Twingo revealed

New model to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

2012 Renault Twingo

An all-new Renault Twingo is due in a couple of years’ time.

Renault is refreshing the Twingo – and this is the first image.

Beyond the single picture, and the news that the facelifted Twingo is set to appear at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault is remaining very cagey about details.

What will the Twingo be going up against? Read more supermini reviews to find out

2012 Renault Twingo: new styling direction

However, the revised Twingo is apparently the first production car to display Renault’s new styling direction.

This is indicated by changes to the front, which give the Twingo a visual look reminiscent of the forthcoming Zoe all-electric supermini. The lights, the bumper and bonnet have all been altered, with a larger, more upright Renault logo taking centre stage on the grille.

It’s hard to tell from the one angle available, but there are certainly fewer changes to the side of the car – noticeably the unusual door handles remain the same.

Similarly we have no information about any differences in the engine line-up at this stage.

Read more about the current Renault Twingo in our review

All-new model coming

This will be the last blast for the current Twingo before an all-new model appears in 2013. The new car will share its underpinnings with the next-generation Smart ForTwo, and as such is likely to have a radically different powertrain and architecture.

First public sight of the facelift will come on 13 September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Expect more details closer to this time.

Read the current Smart ForTwo review

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