In 1972, Renault launched Renault 5 to appeal to an non-conformist customer segment. It was in tune with the changing times, as families acquired a second car and young people and women started to own more cars. Renault 5 undeniably marked its time: a total 5.5 million units were produced up until 1985 and the car was sold on five continents. The 1973 oil crisis proved to be an opportunity for Renault 5, which enjoyed a successful career thanks to its particularly economic engines.
A CAR FOR
A CAR FOR
While Renault 4 was a car for all (a concept suitable for every kind of use), Renault 5 was a car for each individual. The model came in a multitude of versions so every customer could find a Renault 5 to suit them. From the basic L version to the more luxury TX, and including the Alpine and Turbo sports versions, Renault 5 had something to please everyone.
The hits of the Seventies have gained cult status and likewise, Renault 5 is a true testimony to the era.
Renault 5’s line was a masterstroke. It stood out from the automotive crowd with its rounded forms, tailgate, cheeky face and, most strikingly, the all-new composite bumpers integrated into the front and rear ends. Renault 5 was originally only available in the 3-door version but a 5-door body was added to the range in 1979.
5,580,626 units from 1972 to 1985
assembled in 28 countries
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders inline, naturally aspirated petrol or turbo petrol
from 782 cm3 to 1,430 cm3
delivering 34-160 hp, depending on version
130-185 kph depending on version
- dimensionsLength 3,50 m / 5 Turbo : 3,66 mWidth 1.52 m/5 Turbo: 1.75 mHeight 1.40 m/5 Turbo: 1.32 m
front-wheel drive, two-box body with tailgate.