it's all in the name
A minor revolution at Renault: in 1927 the system for naming models changed, switching from letter-based names (such as Type A, Type K, Type NN, etc.) or according to power (6 hp, 10 hp or 40 hp) to “real” model names. The first car to bear this new name type was Renault Monasix, launched in 1927.
The new Renault naming system, inaugurated by Renault Monasix, indicated the model’s position in the range (first of all a prefix: in this case Mona) but also the number of engine cylinders, by the suffix (six cylinders for the Renault Monasix).
Back to the roaring twenties with the sounds of Renault Monasix.
The career of Renault Monasix was short-lived (it was replaced in 1931 by Renault Monaquatre, a 4-cylinder) but very full, with a number of versions (saloon, torpedo, cabriolet, faux cabriolet and van). Renault Monasix was widely adopted by taxi fleets. Lastly, a version of Renault Monastella (Stella being Renault’s luxury line, created in 1929) offered more sophisticated equipment.
34,290 units from 1927 to 1930
- Performance and engine
6 cylinders inline, 1476 cc, 26 hp
- dimensionsLength 3,55 mWidth 1,60 mHeight 1 ,60 m
torpedo (also available in closed cabin and cabriolet) on separate chassis.
front engine, rear-wheel drive