Renault 12: Where To Find Good Deals
Marketed for nearly 12 years during 1969-1980 by the French Automobile Company Renault, the Renault 12 is out and out a family car. The car is available in two forms as saloon as well as estate.
Multiple Production Points
The car was produced in different sources across the globe and its production has extended to the current millennium as well. Today the car is manufactured under different licenses in multiple countries.
Honeymoon with Europe
For the first 12 years of its production, the car was quite popular in Europe and the press applauded it consistently. Features that earned the model praise were as follows.
- Excellent style statement.
- Spacious as well as extremely comfortable interior.
- High performance despite managing substantial fuel economy.
The North American Rebuke
In sharp contrast was the way it figured in the North American press.
- They were extremely critical about the obtrusive noises that were created by Renault 12 engine while on the move.
- Heavy as well as non-power steering in the car was looked upon as one of the most serious deficiencies in the car design.
- Critics considered the ventilation system of the car as worse in quality.
End of the Era
Production and marketing that started in 1969 was stopped in Europe in 1980. The model however continued to be manufactured and sold in some parts of Europe and outside. Turkey saw the last piece in 1999 while Romanian Company Dacia persisted with 1310 sedan as well as estate that were R12 based till 2004-06. The last one to be designed was the pickup and it was curtains for them from December 2006 onwards.
One cannot ignore the commercial success of Renault 12 as over 2.5million cars were sold in the market.
Photo Gallery of Renault 12
Technical Characteristics of Renault 12
Technical Characteristics of 1976 Renault 12 L produced by Renault (FR).
|Body Type||Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats|
|Front Track||1314 mm|
|Rear Track||1314 mm|
|Ground Clearance||108 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||46 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion|
|Fuel Supply System||1 So carb|
|Max Power||50HP (37 kW) @ 5000 rpm|
|Max Torque||87Nm @ 3000 rpm|
|Cam Design||OHV - Overhead Valves|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Number of gears||4|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|