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.
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!