France started rebuilding in 1944. As part of the Pons plan, the provisional government sought to identify needs and to distribute the workload between French manufacturers. Among the firms selected was Renault, recently nationalized for acts of c
Unveiled in 1937, the Juvaquatre was both a pre-and post-war vehicle, since its career was interrupted by World War II. Aimed at family buyers in the 1st instance, it subsequently became a commercial vehicle.
The Celtaquatre production line came into full swing in spring 1934. This was the 1st Renault to succumb to the demands of modern streamlined styling. The curvy coachwork marked such a radical departure from the angular lines of previous models th
In the 1930s, the most fashionable concepts were aerodynamics, power and speed. The Viva Grand Sport, an upmarket model by Renault, featured a host of original styling and technical features in all 3 areas.
Supporting the luxurious Nervastella, the Nervasport placed the emphasis on performance and notched up a string of endurance records. The Nervasport racer was powered by Renault's second 8-cylinder in-line unit, inspired by aviation engine
The Monasix was Renault's 1st mid-range vehicle to be powered by a 6-cylinder engine. It was also the most spacious saloon in its category, but that didn't mean it was expensive to run. Economical and safe
Originally named Renahuit, the Reinastella was unveiled at the 1928 Paris Motor Show. The sophisticated elegance and luxury of this prestigious model made it the "Queen of Billancourt". The roaring twenties
In the 1920s, vehicle manufacturers were locked in an all-out race to set new records, a fashion encouraged by the construction of speed rings. In France, the Montlhéry ring built in 1924 set the stage for many a confrontation, with the last word
The Type AG was the very 1st Parisian taxi, made famous in the 1st World War by the episode of the Taxis of the Marne. Upmarket and functional The Renault 8 CV Type AG was born in 1905. It was
City-to-city car races were all the rage at the start of the century. The Type K brought Renault its 1st major all-category win in the 1922 Paris-Vienna competition. The Renault brothers immediately saw that racing brought car brands unhop
Just a few months after launching his 1st car, the Voiturette Type A, Louis Renault was already thinking about the future. In 1899, he endowed his 1st car with a roof, thus developing the vehicle today considered as the world's 1st saloon.
The very 1st cornerstone of a huge empire, this voiturette, designed and built by Louis Renault, was never intended to be sold. The story of this car, designed and produced in just three months, reads like a real Christmas tale.