Renault 16 has been one of the most popular and successful cars in the history of France, and it now celebrates its 50th birthday.
Renault 16 was one of the first family cars of the middle class and back then people were amazed by this car.
In 1965, this car had its premiere in Geneva where people had a chance to see something new and refreshing back in the days. Then this car presented something new and fresh and people knew that this car will have a great success among people around the world.
They consolidated elegant lines, with a large cabin and the big glass surface, and also one of the most practical things Renault 16 had been the tailgate where you could easily approach the trunk.
When it comes to style Renault 16 was something different and stylish and definitely a huge change if you compare it to the previous model Fregate.
This car was designed by Gaston Juchet, but maybe Pierre Dreyfus was the one who gets all the credit for the success of this car, because he was the one who saw the potential and that’s why he gave Gaston the green light.
Renault 16 was created especially for the families, so that’s why it had a large trunk and were very practical in case you wanted to install a seat for a kid.
Renault 16 was produced until 1980, and the statistics say that almost two million of Renault 16 were sold in 15 years.