In 1908, AX provided an affordable addition to the low-end segment of the already extensive Renault range.
Simple and affordable
One year after Louis Renault released a high-end 50 CV, he unveiled Type AX, a humble little 7/8 CV, at the 1908 Paris Motor Show. Simple and affordable, it carried over the mechanical prowess of the AG taxis that had been zipping around the streets of Paris since 1905. Customers could purchase either a bare chassis and have it fitted by the coachbuilder of their choice, or a complete model equipped with two open-air seats along with a windscreen and soft top.
A strong reputation
Exactly 10 years after launching the first Type A, Louis Renault was heading a major, well-respected brand. It was at this time that he purchased the shares of his brother, Fernand, who had fallen ill, to create the Société des Automobiles Renault. The following year, manufacturers Renault, Peugeot and Panhard came together to form the automobile manufacturers federation, the Chambre Syndicale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles.
This period of rapid growth was great news for AX. The model would prove widely successful, remaining in the catalogue until 1913.