a true 4-seater
FROM A TO G
FROM A TO G
In 1898, Renault used alphabet letters to name its cars. The very first one - logically - was Type A, followed by Type B, Type C, etc. In 1902, Renault was already at Type G. This was the largest Renault ever produced and was a true and comfortable 4-seater.
With its 4 comfortable seats and “Barrel” bodywork built on a separate chassis, Renault Type G was heralded by the press, who described it as a “good and attractive car which lives up to the reputation of Monsieur Louis Renault on the motor market.”
For a trip back to 1902 with brass horns, discover the sounds of Renault Type G.
By becoming the largest Renault vehicle ever produced (at the time of course), Type G offered its passengers real comfort (even though the front seat had to be moved forward to access the rear seats), but also driving comfort. In fact Renault introduced an innovation on the gearbox controls: positioned on the side of the vehicle, it was controlled by a toothed shaft, making it easier to operate.
- Performance and engine
De Dion-Bouton single-cylinder unit
864 then 939 cc
3-speed gearbox + reverse
- dimensionsLength 3,11 mWidth 1,46 mHeight 2,20 m
front engine, rear-wheel drive
Barrel bodywork positioned on separate chassis
After its innovations in braking and on the gearbox for the Type G, Renault has a remaining challenge, namely to equip its cars with its own engines. It met this challenge in 1902, with a dual-cylinder engine then by fitting the Type K with a 4-cylinder engine, which incidentally won the Paris-Vienna race (in Austria) the same year.