on the big screen
“Give me some volume!”, proclaimed Renault Chairman Pierre Dreyfus in the early 1960s: volume and space. The designers’ response was Renault 4. And speaking of volume, its production volume was even more impressive than its interior space: with 8,135,424 cars produced in 29 countries between 1961 and 1992, the “4L” is the fourth most produced car in the world.
The two-box shape, which was quite unusual in the 1960s, appealed to families and professionals, offering unbeatable interior space, especially with its “service door” (an early version of the tailgate).
Catch up on the sounds of 1961! From the engine to the horn, Renault 4 serves up an unmissable greatest hits collection full of wonderfully vintage sounds! Industrial metal with a 60s flavour!
A model that was just as at home in the countryside as in town, serving families and professionals, and only needing minimum maintenance (no more greasing or overheating issues!). And there were almost as many “4L” limited editions (Parisienne, Sixties, Safari, Cartes Jeunes, Jogging, etc.) as there were styles of jeans!
Its all-terrain adventurer style meant it stood out on the world’s roads, especially during the Paris-Dakar rally, where it made its mark, or in the 4L Trophy, winning the hearts of car lovers of every age to become a collector model (just do an online search to see for yourself!).
THE 1ST RENAULT
THE 1ST RENAULT
8,135,424 units from 1961 to 1992
32 year-long sales life in 100 countries
- Performance and engine
from 603 cm3 to 1,108 cm3
from 20 to 34 hp
from 90 to 120 kph
- dimensionsLength 3,67 mWidth 1,49 mHeight 1,55 m
two-box body bolted onto the platform
longitudinal engine placed behind the gearbox
Icons never die. In 2019, a Renault 4 e-Plein Air went on show at the 4L International Meeting. This electric version of Renault 4 was built using the electric components from Twizy. Renault 4 is soon set to be revived with a new electric version and the Renaut 4Ever concept, announced at the Renault eWays event (an online event held over several days to present Renault’s vision of mobility, from 15-26 October 2020).