If you're looking at the above image and think "Nissan", well you're not far off. Though it may look like a new stablemate for the Juke, this is actually the latest Twingo, built by Renault (Nissan's industrial ally) atop the same platform as the previous-generation Micra.

The solitary image released previews a facelifted Twingo that is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and is the first product of new design chief Laurens van der Acker, formerly of Mazda.

The limited refresh of the front and rear ends will apparently have to carry the tiniest of Renaults for another few years, but that's nothing new for the model line. The previous model, the first-generation Twingo – a car with a markedly cuter aesthetic to this brash-faced subcompact – was on the market for a whopping fifteen years from 1992 to 2007 when the current second-generation model was introduced.

Follow the jump for the press brief and click the above image to view in high resolution.
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RENAULT PREVIEWS NEW TWINGO AHEAD OF WORLD DEBUT

New Twingo is the first mass production vehicle to be inspired by the Renault brand's new design identity. Among the changes are its front end which includes this stylistic renewal, while on the bonnet, the Renault logo has been enlarged and centred in a more vertical position. Following the first generation of this iconic model, New Twingo once again has a typically expressive front face.

New Twingo will be presented at Renault's Press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13th by Carlos Tavares, Chief Operating Officer.

More information on the Renault range is available at www.renault.co.uk, with the latest Renault news on Renault TV on Sky Guide 883 and Freesat 651, or by following on twitter @renault_uk.


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      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, there's some Juke in there, but done a lot better. I'm not confused by what face to look at. Just looks more rallyiish.
      Easy_Eight
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss the old peasant-mobile Twingo
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Easy_Eight
        Agreed, the first gen will be a classic someday. Drove one 1,500 miles through Europe once. Perfect, simple car. Loved it
      Connor McLane
      • 3 Years Ago
      An excellent example of inbreeding in the renault-nissan alliance. It appears a Juke has mated with a Clio.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a Scion iQ with two whiteheads(zits) on its face
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does Renault try so hard to uglify their cars?
      Master Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      So where is this "new nose job" thats coming ? I hope this isn't it because it's Juke-like ugly...
      iKingston
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the unlikely child of a Nissan Juke and a Ford Fiesta.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can Renault PLEASE come over to 'Murica? I lived in France for quite a portion of my life, and their cars are some of the most beautiful on the planet. It would be nice if we had some nice looking Euro cars over here that didn't cost an arm and a leg besides VW.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
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      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it's going through puberty.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      c2100
      • 3 Years Ago
      A long way from the example I saw earlier this year http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/5377376227/
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