let yourself be carried away
Louis Renault wasted no time diving into the world of buses and coaches, with Renault delivering its first bus to the Compagnie Générale des Omnibus as early as 1909. A few years later, this bus was followed by “PR”, a crossover between a large vehicle and an LCV. Renault Type PR covers a wide range of LCVs that adapt to the needs of professionals.
The name Renault Type PR refers to a catalogue of the brand’s LCVs. This vehicle would lead to the birth of a 10-seater lightweight coach. Most often, these small coaches were used to shuttle tourists or spa patrons between the train station and hotels.
Renault Type PR was a lightweight 10-seater expandable coach. An extended version housing a 6-cylinder 3,180 cc engine could carry up to 18 passengers.
The sounds of Renault Type PR are the holiday soundtrack in the 1920s.
In 1911, the first convertible buses were produced. These enormous 15-seater vehicles were powered by a 14-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. In 1925, torpedo coaches were also commissioned to transport people in the mountains, where the train was unable to access. That same year, the first Parisian buses were delivered to the STCRP (Société de Transports en Commun de la Région Parisienne). The PN, PY and TN would later supply the networks in Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg and Nice. These models were followed by Renault Type PR, offering a range of LCVs.
- Performance and engine
max. speed: about 65 km/h
- dimensionsLength 5.50 mWidth 1.90 mHeight 2.36 m
Lightweight 10-seater coach...
up to 18 passengers in the extended version.
The Originals Store
Why not shop as a group, like in the Renault Type PR designed for public transport?
Leaping forward several decades (from the 1920s to the 1970s), Renault would revive the Renault Type PR name, first with a bus produced by Berliet (from 1970 to 1980) then by Renault (from 1980 to 1999). This Renault PR 100 bus is the first mass-produced French rear-engine bus (with over 11,000 units, all models included). The standard version measured 12 metres long, and the articulated version was 18 metres. The 100 was added to the name to represented the number of seats; we have come a long way from the 1927 10-seater version in response to the changing needs for public transport over the years.