Renault Type AX
More information about the model Renault Type AX
In 1908 the small economical AX rounded off the already well endowed lower end of the Renault range.
Louis Renault produced vehicles right across the range. The year after he had launched his high-end 50CV he unveiled the unassuming little 7/8CV-rated Type AX at the Paris Motor Show. Economical and simple, it used the tried and proven powertrain of the AG taxis that had been plying their trade in Paris since 1905. Customers could choose a bare chassis which they could have “dressed” by the coach builder of their choice. Or they could choose the full regalia – a two-seater chassis with windscreen and hood. Ten years after the first Type A, Louis Renault was at the head of a large, popular brand. It was at this juncture that he bought up the shares of his sick brother Fernand to create the Société des Automobiles Renault. The following year French manufacturers Renault, Peugeot, and Panhard came together to create the automakers’ trade body Chambre Syndicale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles. This boom time favoured the AX. It was widely sold and was a fixture on the Renault catalogue until 1913.