Renault Type KZ5
More information about the model Renault Type KZ5
Oblivious to passing fashions, the robust KZ 10 CV stood the test of time, powered by a rather sedate engine that nevertheless earned a reputation for rugged resistance to tough conditions.
The Renault KZ broke a record of its own by staying in the Renault catalogue for 17 years, from 1919 to 1935! Sure, the 1935 KZ 24 bore little resemblance to its 10 CV forebear of 1919, but the engine size remained the same, as did the design philosophy, with its emphasis on all- purpose robustness and economy. The KZ stood unperturbed by changes in fashion and the six-cylinder boom of the late twenties, while benefiting from regular, prudent upgrades like the larger brake drums that appeared on the KZ 5 in 1931. The same year, the KZ line was extended to include a smaller model known as Primaquatre, while the larger KZ would take on the name of Vivaquatre in 1932. Along with the name change, both models would get a new flat radiator grille, dropping the swept-back format that had remained as a last vestige from Renault’s characteristic “crocodile” bonnets of years gone by.