The history of Renault derives from a real adventure, when the first deliveries were made to the French industrialist Louis Renault, who at 21 years built his first automobile in the backyard of his mother’s House.
In 1991, the construction company decided to finish with the designation of two models of cars by numbers, a tradition since its foundation. In this decade, Renault entered a new stage of its history, passing again to private initiative in 1996.
Their ability to innovate was highlighted mainly with successful releases like the compact Clio, the versatile Twingo, the luxury Laguna, Mégane, the functional Scénic and the daring Kangoo.
In January 2, 2001, Renault sold its industrial vehicle subdivision (known as “Renault Véhicules Industriels”) to Volvo, which renamed it Renault Trucks in 2002.
Recently, the launch of the Koleos (first 4×4 crossover utility of carmaker) was the eleventh model of 26 announced to boost the growth of Renault in the world. With the launch of a 4×4 Crossover, the construction company continues its onslaught of products and complete its offer, proposing a new model in the history of the brand. In 2008, Renault had nine worldwide releases.
Renault Sport Technologies (commonly known as Renault Sport or RST) is the French motorsport division of Renault. Renault Sport was responsible for Automobile Racing during the Decade of 1970, including victory in the Le Mans in 1978, with the Alpine A442.
Renault Sport F1 is a division of the French Renault automobile construction destined to Formula 1, which was created to oversee technical and sporting activities. The first Center of its activities is located in Viry-Châtillon, the technical centre of the activities of Renault in F1, which is South of Paris. Teams receive identical engines who receive maintenance from a group of six engines specialists and technicians per team.
Renault supplied engines during 3 periods in formula 1. Renault engines won ten world titles and Constructors World Championship nine drivers ‘ championship titles.