A 50s SUV

Colorale pick-up

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1952
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AHEAD OF

ITS TIME

In 1950, Renault launched what was undoubtedly the first SUV in modern motoring history, with the Renault Colorale range. This new model from Régie Renault took its name from its initial vocation, as a contraction of colonial and rural (to put things into context, the routes where an SUV was most needed were often in the former French colonies).

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FOR EVERYONE,

EVERYWHERE

Renault Colorale Pick-up had elevated ground clearance so could go anywhere, carrying anything. One version could carry up to eight people (the estate) while another offered optimal loading space (the pick-up). In addition, Renault had fitted it with simple, tried-and-tested mechanics, for use on any kind of road. With its modular concept, Renault Colorale Pick-up had a firm eye on the international markets.

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Renault Colorale Pick-Up goes with country music, wide open spaces, nature and adventure. Listen as you take to the dirt tracks or the urban jungle.

technical features

A FORERUNNER

OF THE SUV

  • Performance and engine

    4 cylinders from 1,996 cm3 to 2,383 cm3, depending on version

    from 48 hp to 58 hp depending on version

    100-110 kph depending on version

  • dimensions
    Length 4,38 m
    Width 1.82 m
    Height 2,20 m
  • architecture

    two-box body or pick-up

    front engine

    rear-wheel drive or 4x4

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THE STYLISH

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To revive your pioneering spirit, choose from our Renault Colorale Pick-up range and follow in Jean Raspail’s footsteps ... in style!

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