The new Renault Twingo has finally been unveiled, and the company revealed that the new model would be rear-engined and rear wheel-drive.

Developed in conjunction with Daimler and therefore likely to share much with the next Smart models, the aim for the new Twingo was to produce a car that was even more spacious and agile than its predecessors.

Renault chose to use an engine with a particularly small block to further capitalise on the available space, although the company has not revealed any specifics about the drive-train.

With the space at the front freed up that would otherwise be occupied by the engine, the Twingo also boasts an incredibly tight turning circle, something that’s likely to appeal to urban drivers, the Twingo’s target market.

The design of the new Twingo borrows much from Renault’s heritage, such as the broad-shouldered look taken from the Renault 5 Turbo, but with a modern twist such as the use of LED running lights.

Although not immediately obvious at first glance, the new Twingo is in fact a five-door, its rear door handles concealed in the door frame.

Four colours will be available to start with – light blue, white, yellow and red – with a range of customisation options such as decals and mirror colours.

The new Renault Twingo will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.