Renault is celebrating its 120th birthday this year! In 1898, Louis Renault drove up the steep rue Lepic in Montmartre, Paris in his “voiturette”. Surprised by the simplicity of the drive, onlookers went out to order the car. The Renault Frères company was born.
The 20 vehicles on show demonstrate the brand's quest to develop cars that make customers' lives easier.
With its "4 doors, 4 seats, 4 horsepower" slogan, the 4CV is the symbol of the practical and affordable car, synonymous with post-war freedom. Each Renault is a car for living.
To make the lives of its customers easier, Renault innovates and constantly renews the automotive sector.
In 1965, Renault took a forward-looking view on customer needs by launching the Renault 16. The Renault 16 was packed with innovations for customers, including electric windows, an electric automatic gearbox and a hatchback.
In another invention for another time, Renault invented the minivan in 1984. Espace was a spacious and comfortable car with a convivial cabin.
Renault cars are also useful cars. For the Retromobile Show, the Estafette “Glacier”, a practical vehicle to sell ice creams with its sliding doors and flat floor, has been transformed into a store to celebrate Renault's 120th birthday.
With the slogan "The past always has a future", the Retromobile Show marries automotive history with future innovations. Blending the past, present and future is an approach that makes a lot of sense to Renault.
Discover the treasures from the Renault Classic collection at the Retromobile Show from February 7-11 at Porte de Versailles in Paris.