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Renault 4

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1968
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AN XL

VOLUME

HIT!

“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.

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A DREAM

FIGURE

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).

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interior

THE LITTLE

ALL-ROUNDER

In its initial version, Renault 4 had a flat floor and a removable bench seat for easy loading. Then came the utility version to which Renault added a hinged rear roof flap, dubbed "giraffe roof" ("Girafon"), to make life even easier for professionals. In addition, this was the first Renault passenger car to benefit from front-wheel drive – the way forward!

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original soundtrack

LISTEN

TO THIS

PLAYLIST

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!

archives

FREEDOM

FOR ALL!

In the 1960s, you simply couldn’t miss the Renault 4! Used by the main public services (EDF, La Poste, France Télécom), it was perhaps best known as the vehicle driven by the gendarmes. And if you are wondering why, the reason is mainly practical: Renault 4 was particularly spacious but also high, so the gendarmes could keep their hats on inside!

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technical features

THE 1ST RENAULT

FRONT-WHEEL

DRIVE SALOON

  • production

    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

  • dimensions
    Length 3,67 m
    Width 1,49 m
    Height 1,55 m
  • architecture

    two-box body bolted onto the platform

    longitudinal engine placed behind the gearbox

The Originals Store

FULL

4L LOOK

For the full look or to complete your miniature collection (these are not toys but collector’s items!), the best place to go is the Renault Store.

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ICONIC

4EVER

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).

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