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The History of Renault
In 1899, the Renault brothers - Louis, Marcel and Ferdinand, established the Société Renault Frères. One brother, Louis, focused on car design and production, while the others dealt with sales. The first car - the 1CV - was bought by a friend of the Louis brothers’ father.In the early years, the Renault brothers placed a strong emphasis on sports (particularly motorsports, given that they were selling cars). They believed this was a great way to promote their products. One of the brothers died during such a race, yet the company continued its active involvement in sports.After World War II, Renault was nationalised, due to allegations that Louis Renault had wanted to manufacture tanks for Nazi Germany.
In 1946, the 4CV model was launched - this came equipped with a two-litre, four-cylinder engine. This car competed effectively against the popular Volkswagen Beetle and half a million cars were produced by 1961.In 1972, the model 5 was presented. This small car proved very popular with drivers, gaining Renault more success. This was followed by the Renault 9 in 1981 and the executive car 25 in 1984. Subsequently, the firm achieved great success selling its early Clio (1990), Laguna (1994), Megane (1995) and Scenic (1996), many of which continue to be produced.
Today, Renault is one of the best-selling brands in Europe. In also holds 99.3% of shares in the Dacia brand, which is also quite popular, 44.3% of Nissan and 70% of Renault Samsung Motors. Combined, this Renault-Nissan group (which includes Dacia and Samsung brands) is the fourth largest automotive company today, as far as annual production and sales figures are concerned.
Since its early days, the company has been regarded as a rather innovative leader within the industry. Renault presented its first sedan in 1899 and, in 1965, it released the Renault 16, considered as the precursor to family cars.Automotive fans also emphasize that the Renault 16 was the world’s first hatchback. It was this car that also won the company its first Car of the Year award.
Aside from its impressive range of vehicles, the Renault company was also distinguished with a medal for its “contribution to the victory”.
Popular Makes And Models
Since its inception, Renault cars have proven very popular with drivers around the world. Some of the most popular models include:
- Renault ClioXD
- Renault Espace
- Renault Kangoo
- Renault Laguna
- Renault Mégane
- Renault Safrane
- Renault Scénic
- Renault Twingo
- Renault Twingo II
- Renault Vel Satis
- Renault Thalia
As for car tyres, Renault has used a few different manufacturers but, as a French car company, it is no surprise that they work most closely with Michelin tyres, who are also French.
Renault cars cover a broad range of sizes, but some common options are 145/70 R13, 155/80 R13, 175/70 R13, 175/65 R14, 185/65 R14, 195/65 R15, 205/60 R15, 205/55 R16, 215/55 R16 and 215/70 R15.