New Renault Twingo revealed

The Renault Twingo, the smallest car in the French manufacturer’s range, will be the first to receive the makeover using the new design language.

Eventually, all new Renault cars will boast a similar front end and style as the new updated Twingo.

The biggest changes come at the front of the car, which boasts a brand new grille. Designed in the same way as the stunning DeZir concept, the grille stretches along the front of the car and incorporates both the headlamps and the new, larger Renault badge.

At the rear of the car, Renault has added extra light clusters to complement the front end, but images of the back end have not been released by Renault.

The design language was introduced by design chief Laurens van den Acker and after it was introduced on the Renault DeZir, it has also influenced a host of other concept cars including the Renault Captur crossover, Renault R-Space people carrier and, more recently, the Renault Frendzy vanMPV concept.

The second generation of the Renault Twingo will be officially revealed to the world in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show before production models arrive in showrooms in 2012.

Interior details and engine specifications will be announced closer to the launch date, but it is expected to spawn a Renaultsport version, which will add extra power and a sportier specification.

The new Renault Twingo is expected to go on sale in the UK in January 2012.