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.
The sounds of Renault Type PR are the holiday soundtrack in the 1920s.
- 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.
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.