RENAULT TYPE G

Models were evolving quickly at the start of the 20th century. The Type G offered four full-sized seats and a range of 200 km.

RENAULT TYPE G display

The brand moves fast

In the early twentieth century, craftsman carmakers stepped up the pace of new-vehicle release, driven by rapid technological developments. Louis Renault named successive models using the letters of the alphabet. Having started with Type A in 1899, he reached Type G a mere 3 years later, and by the next year, he was already at the letter S!

The future looks bright

The Type G was still powered by a single-cylinder De Dion unit, but Louis Renault would very soon start designing his own engines. The coachwork was more spacious than in previous models, offering 4 full-sized seats. Plus, a fuel tank mounted under the front seat gave the vehicle a driving range of 200 km. The braking system was very advanced, with a pedal-operated device acting on the transmission as well as lever-operated drum brakes on the rear wheels.

 

Renault was already leading the charge for straightforward, robust engineering. Their cars were proving highly successful, and delivery times were running into months!

RENAULT TYPE G yellow display
RENAULT TYPE G close-up interior
RENAULT TYPE G view from above
RENAULT TYPE G close-up

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