a real character

R30 TX

Renault 30 TX 1
1983
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TWO-BOX

WITH

CURVES

Launched in 1975, Renault 30 was successor to Renault 16. It stood out by its two-box body (whole competing large saloons were mostly three-box). It also boasted a more modern, rounded line (while Peugeot 604 for example, launched the same year with the same engine, adopted an angular design, a consensual design for the time).

1983

spirit

SISTERS

BUT

NOT TWINS

Renault 30 differed from Renault 20, with which it shared the same bodywork, due to its grille with four round headlamps and its more plush fittings. The overall lines of the Renault 20 and 30 were the work of Gaston Juchet.

interior

A WINNING

TRIO

Renault 30 was also the first mainstream front-wheel drive car equipped with an overhang V6 engine. This engine signalled Renault’s return to the 6-cylinder (the last engine of this type at Renault dated back to 1939!). In a rare move for the car industry, this engine was the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Peugeot, Renault and Volvo, from which it took its name, PRV (initials of the three car makers).

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original soundtrack

LISTEN TO

THIS PLAYLIST

Listening to the sounds of Renault 30 is like listening to the sound of an engine (the PRV) with remarkable longevity (it was manufactured for 24 years!).

technical features

6-CYLINDER

INLINE ENGINE

  • production

    136,403 Renault 30 units were produced from 1975 to 1983

    607,405 Renault 20 units were produced from 1976 to 1984

  • Performance and engine

    petrol, 6 cylinders inline at 90°, 2664 cc, 131 hp (PRV engine)

    diesel 2068 cc with 85 hp (Douvrain engine)

    185 kph

  • dimensions
    Length 4,50 m
    Width 1,73 m
    Height 1 ,43 m
  • architecture

    two-box body with tailgate

    front-wheel drive with front overhang engine

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