Renault Type G
More information about the model Renault Type G
Carmakers in the early twentieth century stepped up release of new models in response to rapid developments in engineering. The Type G offered four full-sized seats and a range of 200 km.
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 the Type A in 1899, he reached the Type G just three years later, and by the next year he was at already at the letter S!
Louis Renault would very soon start designing his own engines, but the Type G was still powered by a single-cylinder De Dion unit. The coachwork was more voluminous than on previous models, offering four full-sized seats. A fuel tank mounted under the front seat gave the vehicle a 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 very strong on straightforward, robust engineering. Their cars were proving highly successful, and delivery times were running into months! The future was looking very bright.