Renault Vivaquatre was launched in 1932. It replaced Renault 10 CV (the commercial name of Renault Type KZ). Very similar to its forerunner, it inherited its qualities: robustness and utility aspect. In addition, it came with standard or long chassis; those were the only two options available: for Renault Vivaquatre, no specific bodyworks like for the cabriolets and the coupés.
5 TO 7
5 TO 7
A specific variant of Renault Vivaquatre KZ 11 quickly became the preferred taxi in Paris. And quite understandably so, since it boasted elegance and unrivalled comfort compared to competition. And not forgetting, the 7-seat bodywork (instead of the usual 5). Did you know the G7 taxi company, with its fleet composed of KZ 11 was nicknamed “G7” by Parisians because of that?
Hailing a taxi, then driving with open doors: the resounding experience of a lifetime!
As of 1934, Renault updated the design of its cars. “Square bodies” became a thing of the past, making way for aerodynamics. Grilles and windscreens were angled, the rear-end rounded. Renault Vivaquatre sported this new styling trend.
30 YEARS ON
30 YEARS ON
Renault Vivaquatre was launched in 1932 and pursued a career until 1939 (after a new engine was fitted in 1936). At least as far as its civilian life is concerned. The Vivaquatre KZ 11 taxi or Taxi G7 version would be used up to the mid 1960s. In service for over 30 years, those taxis so easy to make out with the red and black uniforms of the G7 company held a life span record.
Approximately 2,400 taxis manufactured
- Performance and engine
- Max speed: 95 kph to 110 kph depending on engines
- 4 cylinders inline
- 2,120 cc to 2,383 cc
- dimensionsLength 4.23mWidth 1.75mHeight 1.72m
Available in standard and long chassis