A Brief History Of Renault

Renault, the world famous manufacturer of lorries, vans, buses, tractors, and cars, was founded in 1899 as the ‘Société Renault Frères’ by the Renault brothers, Louis, Marcel and Fernand. However, much of the credit for starting the legend of Renault history goes to Louis Renault, who was an aspiring individual and had already designed several car models before joining his brothers. In fact, he is the person who built the first Renault Car, known as the ‘Renault Voiturette 1CV’ in 1898.

In 2011, Renault was ranked as the third-best automobile manufacturer in the European Market and ninth in the world. Now, the company has a yearly production rate of 2,704,675 units and manufactures trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. Additionally, Renault is one of the most well-known brands in motorsports, particularly in Formula 1 Racing