The new Renault Twingo has been revealed, and will go on sale following a debut at the Geneva motor show next month.
The French firm is looking to tear up the traditional city car blueprint with its new car, with the Twingo taking on a new five-seat, four-door, rear-engined and rear-wheel drive layout. That formula has not been seen in mainstream European car design since the Hillman Imp went out of production in 1976.
These first pictures of the production car show a very compact five-door machine, whose styling stands out from the Clio supermini. With rear-wheel drive and uncorrupted, notably quick steering, the Twingo could easily challenge the bigger and more expensive Mk3 Mini as the best-handling small car.