Renault’s new 2012 Twingo broke cover this evening prior to its scheduled appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It’s more evolution than revolution, but Renault have certainly tidied up the styling of its entry-level model as it adopts several of the latest styling features introduced by Renault’s head of design, Laurens van der Acker.

The new Twingo’s face receives a more aggressive (less jovial) look with Juke-like oversized fog-lights together with a larger Renault badge.

The Twingo retains the same bodyshell and will most likely continue with the engines used in the current model. No news yet on the Renaultsport variants, but Renault traditionally use this mid-life facelift to introduce some engine or chassis upgrades in its most sporting models.