The Daimler-Renault alliance is starting to bear fruit as our spies have caught the first photos of a next-generation Renault Twingo / Smart ForTwo mule.

The Daimler-Renault alliance is starting to bear fruit as our spies have caught the first photos of a next-generation Renault Twingo / Smart ForTwo mule.

Spotted from a distance, the prototype wears a pre-facelift Twingo body which has been dramatically shortened. While the mule doesn't reveal much about the production models, it gives us a glimpse of the ForTwo's footprint.

Engine options remain a mystery, but we can expect a variety of petrol and diesel options. There could also be an EV variant in the same vein as the ForTwo Electric Drive.

The production models could be launched as early as 2014, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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