• Updated styling inside and out
• Has Renaults new family look
• No mechanical changes
Renault has launched an updated version of its Twingo supermini at Frankfurt.
The changes give the car a new look, thanks to its fresh headlights, grille and bumpers. The rear tailgate and lights have also been redesigned, while new colours and alloy wheel designs will be available, as will an electrically operated fabric sunroof.
The Twingos new-look front end features an enlarged and more upright Renault logo, sitting in the middle of a narrow grille that flows directly into the headlights. These and the foglights are positioned next to the grille, with eyelids on the headlights giving the car a face.
At the back, there are new lights on the tailgate, echoing those on the front, and they combine with the rounder bumper and more curved edge to the tailgate to create softer lines.
Renault says the Twingo is the first production vehicle to be inspired by its new design identity, which has been previewed by concept cars like the DeZir supercar, Frendzy MPV, Captur crossover and R-Space MPV
To allow buyers to personalise their car, they will have the option of five new factory-fitted roof decals, as well as the chance to choose different colours for the door mirrors and tips of the side mouldings.
Inside, there are new patterns on the upholstery, with the edgings picked out in contrasting colours and all the stitching coordinated. The colours also feature on the door panels and the controls for the ventilation system.
Our aim was to reinforce the fun, colourful and friendly character of Twingo. We wanted [the new Twingo] to appeal beyond its core customer base, said Antoine Genin, Renaults director of interior design.
The changes dont extend to any of the mechanical parts, however, so the engine range and suspension remain unchanged.
Prices havent been confirmed, but Renault has recently dropped prices for some of its models and its possible that the Twingo could follow suit when the car goes on sale in January next year.