Renault was able to review the advantages and disadvantages of the 2CV design and come up with a larger, more urban vehicle. In earlyRenault Chairman Pierre Dreyfus launched this new project: For the car received a more modern aluminium grille that it would retain until — Renault 4L: In a plastic grille replaced the metal one Renault 4GTL:
Between and Renault was placed under the Technical Directorship of a francophile engineer, Wilhelm von Urach between and employed by Daimler Benz who failed to notice the small car project emerging on his watch.
This was in contrast to Louis Renault himself who in believed that after the war Renault would need to concentrate on its traditional mid-range cars. Earlier that year, newly nationalised Renault had officially acquired a new boss, after the death in suspicious circumstances of Louis Renaultthe former resistance hero Pierre Lefaucheuxhe had been acting administrator since September He had been arrested by the Gestapo in Juneand deported to Buchenwald concentration camp.
The Gestapo transferred him to Metz for interrogation, but the city was deserted because of the advancing allied front, the Germans abandoned their prisoner.
Lefaucheux was enraged that anyone should think the by now almost production-ready Renault 4CV was in any way inspired by the Volkswagenand even more enraged that the politicians should presume to send Porsche to provide advice on it. The government insisted on nine meetings involving Porsche which took place in rapid succession.
Lefaucheux insisted that the meetings would have absolutely no influence on the design of the Renault 4CV, and Porsche cautiously went on record with the view that the car would be ready for large scale production in a year.
As soon as the 4CV project meetings mandated by the politicians had taken place, Porsche was arrested in connection with war crimes allegations involving the use of forced labour including French in the Volkswagen plant in Germany.
Porsche was accompanied on his visit to the Renault plant by his son Feriand the two were offered release in return for a substantial cash payment. Porsche was able to provide only half of the amount demanded, with the result that Ferry Porsche was sent back to Germany, while Ferdinand Porschedespite never facing any sort of trial, spent the next twenty months in a Dijon jail.
The first prototype had only two doors and was completed inand two more prototypes were produced in the following three years. As Director of Production Engineering inhe designed the transfer lines or transfer machines producing most of the mechanical parts for the 4CV.
The new transfer station with multiple workstations and electromagnetic heads antecedents to robotsenabled different operations on a single part to be consecutively performed by transferring the part from one station to another.
Despite an initial period of uncertainty and poor sales due to the ravaged state of the French economy, the 4CV had sold 37, units by mid and was the most popular car in France. Tyre width was reduced, and the dummy grille was removed from the front of the car along with the chrome headlamp surrounds.
The seats were simplified and the number of bars incorporated in the steering wheel reduced from three to two.
The only colour offered was grey. The car achieved its objective of retailing for less thanFrancs. The 4CV was replaced by the Renault 4 which used the same engine as the 4CV and sold for a similar price. The factory was opened in This copy is located in the Valladolid Science Museum.
The 4CV was marketed in Australia frominitially as the Renault and later as the Renault It was a two-door, mid-engine design with styling similar to the 4CV.Renault Kwid Price (GST Rates) in India starts at ₹ Lakhs.
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The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has initiated a study to re-enter India’s fastgrowing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) market, two years after it ended the joint venture it . How successful and confident is renault in the global market and does that influence its entry in to India?
Renault’s success in the global market is observed by other automakers with envy. The success can be shown by reliable figures and tables. The new Jimny will most likely replace the Gypsy in India as Maruti’s true blue off-roader. Renault India is developing a new small car, aimed at the entry level space.
Dubbed the A-Entry, the cc petrol engined hatchback will be based on the Common Module Family A (CMF-A), which it will share with the Datsun RediGo hatchback.