Official: 2012 Renault Twingo Gets a Facelift

Renault has given the Twingo a quick facelift to help boost sales in the European market before a complete redesign arrives.

French automaker Renault has given their Twingo minicar some cosmetic surgery to keep it fresh and up-to- date until its replacement arrives on the market. The next generation Twingo will be based on a brand-new rear wheel drive platform shared with Smart's future four-seater model. According to the top designer at Renault, Laurens van den Acker, the upgraded Twingo is a "quick and dirty" mid-life facelift before the new car's arrival.

The French automaker is hoping the facelift will buy them some time as they've been trying hard to keep up with declining sales in the European market. Renault is also limited to the number of upgrades due to financial reasons and has kept the cosmetic surgery to just the front and rear ends. The automaker is supposedly set to unveil a redesigned Twingo minicar at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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