Renault 16

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Renault 16

The fast, comfortable TX was the culuminating point of the Renault 16 range, which revolutionized the motoring world with its hatchback design.

The Renault 16 came as a bombshell when it first appeared in January 1965. The startlingly modern hatchback format, all the more original on a car in this category, brought unprecedented versatility, with different seat configurations transforming the car effortlessly into anything from a family saloon to an estate car. As so often, Renault’s lead would very soon attract a host of imitators. As well as taking a step forward in comfort, with long-stroke suspension systems, the Renault 16 also introduced technical innovations like a diecast aluminium engine. The emphasis on innovation continued with the TS version, which delighted motorists with a power upgrade and upmarket features like electric windows. But the high spot in the splendid career of the Renault 16 came in 1973 with the TX, which offered still higher power, a five-speed gearbox, four iodine headlamps, a rear roof spoiler and even more luxurious equipment. Renault’s voiture à vivre movement was underway.

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