setting the world on fire!
Renault Fuego was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1980, designed to replace the Renault 15 and 17. Sometimes described as a French Porsche, the turbo diesel version of Renault Fuego reached 200 kph, making it the fastest diesel-engined car in the world when it came to market in 1983, beating its German rivals!
Renault Fuego was a four-seater coupé: in other words, it looked sporty but had passenger seats in the rear. To give it a really spacious feel, the car offered an optional electric canvas sunroof.
Renault Fuego is synonymous with 1980s summer hits: speed and records with Indochine’s L’Aventurier and Spanish inspiration for Paris Latino.
Renault Fuego Turbo stood out from other Fuego versions with its exclusive alloy wheels, air conditioning (clearly a marker of wealth at the time) and the “Turbo” decals on the side of the car.
A notable world debut! In 1982, Renault Fuego was the first car in the world to come with a remote keyless central-locking system. This was known as the PLIP remote control and was later extended to other Renault models before conquering the entire automotive sector. Often imitated, never equalled.
265,367 units (total for all versions)
from 1979 to 1985 in Maubeuge, France
from 1982 to 1992 in Santa Isabel, Argentina
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders inline, 1,565 cm3
- dimensionsLength 4,36 mWidth 1,69 mHeight 1,32 m