the origins of low-cost

Type AX

Renault Type AX
1908
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MODEST

STAR

At the 1907 Paris Motor Show, Louis Renault unveiled a prestigious 50 CV. The following year, the Renault stand would presented a modest little 7/8 CV, the Renault Type AX. Nonetheless, this humble car would be a star of the show. The economical Renault Type AX became the first “mass”-produced vehicle manufactured in Billancourt, as the brand’s most affordable model on the market.

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LOGAN

PREDECESSOR

With its simple design, Renault Type AX adopted tried-and-tested parts and components, including the 1,060 cc twin-cylinder engine and 3-speed direct drive gearbox found in the Renault Type AG taxis (later dubbed “Taxis de la Marne”) zipping around the French capital since 1905. This resulted in a moderate selling price, good reliability and minimal maintenance costs. Nearly a century later, this same strategy would play out once again with the launch of Dacia Logan in 2004!

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SCREEN

Film lovers will no doubt recognise Renault Type AX from its leading role in the film “Les Brigades du Tigre”, adapted from a 1974 French television series and released in theatres in 2006.

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technical features

MAX. SPEED: 55 KM/H

  • production

    8,135,424 units from 1961 to 1992

    32 year-long sales life in 100 countries

  • Performance and engine

    max. speed: 55 km/h,

    twin-cylinder, 1,060 cc

  • dimensions
    Length 3,10 m
    Width 1,35 m
    Height 1,8 m
  • architecture

    bare chassis to be fitted by a coachbuilder or complete version available for order

    3-speed direct drive gearbox

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