In a coupé, looks are crucial. Renault 15 and Renault 17 were originally released together in 1971, then restyled in 1976—again together—allowing buyers to choose the lines they liked best.
How do you prefer your coupé?
Family-friendly, discreet, big windows? Then Renault 15 is the one for you. If you're in the market for something more striking, with a sportier, flashier look, then go for Renault 17, with its broad, eye-catching roll arch.
Although both were constructed on the same mechanical foundations as Renault 12 saloon, in 1971 Renault succeeded in creating two coupés with clearly distinct personalities. That's an advantage they continued to offer after they were thoroughly restyled in February 1976.
The first front-wheel drive coupé
With a wider range of equipment and a more powerful engine, Renault 17 came closer to the top of the range. This Renault 17 TS version in particular, as it came equipped with the bigger, more powerful engine of Renault 16 TX. It's also the only model that came in a convertible version, with an original electric soft-top or removable hard-top roof. The 1976 generation also had a more refined passenger compartment. "Wing" seats with visible cushions were better ergonomically, providing the occupant with more support.