Spied: 2012 Renault Twingo

The facelifted Renault Twingo has taken its first public steps, more than a month ahead of its scheduled worldwide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Our spies caught this re-styled model completely undisguised in France – and it's clear that the updated model has a very different look. At the front it gets Renault's new grille and headlight arrangement, with a larger, more prominent diamond badge, which was first revealed on the DeZir.

However, designers have controversially added a pair of prominent circular spotlights too. At the rear the tailights are split into two separate units.

Other changes are likely to include an updated cabin with higher quality trim, while engines will be carried over from the current car, but made more efficient thanks to tweaks to the car's electronics.

The range currently includes 1.2-litre petrol and 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engines. While the entry-level variant emits 119g/km of CO2, Renault will be striving to get the Twingo below 100g/km for road tax-free status. For more details click here.

Thanks to: Auto Express


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