24 September 2015 by Groupe Renault - Cars

Happy Birthday Alpine

The AAA (Association des Anciens d’Alpine – Association of Alpine former staff and aficionados) brought together fans of the brand in Dieppe from September 11-13, 2015, for the largest gathering in the marque’s history to mark Alpine’s 60th anniversary.
More than 750 Alpines and their owners – not to mention thousands of interested visitors – attended from across Europe. Thanks to the presence of many well-known drivers linked to the brand from its origins right up to the modern day, plus a packed program of activities and an eclectic range of entertainment, the gathering broke all records in terms of participation, spectacle and emotion.

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13 August 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Renault 5, Supercar of the seventies and eighties

Up to the early seventies, the French market for small cars was pretty much split between the Renault 4 and the 2CV from Citroën. In 1967, Pierre Dreyfus (Renault boss from 1955 to 1975) asked his engineers to come up with a small car addressing the broadest possible spectrum of the population. The mission was expressed in terms resembling an incantation. The new car should be a“voiture à vivre”: “a car for all seasons, for holidays and for work, for weekdays and for weekends, for town and for country”. When it appeared in 1972, the Renault 5 met these high expectations, proving hugely successful with its innovative design and a sense of practicality unheard of at the time.

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31 July 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Remembering the Estafette

Renault's Estafette van is as characteristically French as the baguette and the beret. No picture of France in the sixties or seventies is complete without it. One of its many functions was as a police van, and French people of a certain age will still refer to the Estafette as a humorous synonym for the Gendarmerie.

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24 July 2015 by Groupe Renault - Cars

Floride, the great US adventure

With the recent incursion of Renault models in Canada, rumours are running wild as to a stateside comeback. So let's take a look back at a time when Renault really was part of the American dream: let's talk about Floride.

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30 June 2015 by Groupe Renault - Event

Renault and the French: a passion story expressed through advertising...

The long and glorious passion story between Renault and the French can be told through advertising. With "Renault, the ads with passion" that has been held at Atelier Renault (Paris, Champs Elysées), let go back on the old relationship build by Renault and the ads in France. By reflecting ̶ and sometimes anticipating ̶ social change, Renault adverts turn an amused and understanding eye on France and the lives of French people, mirroring their individual and collective unconscious.

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27 May 2015 by Groupe Renault - Heritage

Fiftieth anniversary for Renault 16

If there's one car that sums up the spirit of Renault's famous eighties' slogan, “voitures à vivre” (often translated “cars with flair”), it's got to be the Renault 16. This illustrious model made its début appearance at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show, and is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. So let's take a closer look at what was definitely one of the most ingenious automobiles of its time.

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