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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.Continue reading Renault Twingo gets a nosejob en route to Frankfurt

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