1969 Renault 12 Tl

Renault 12 TL

The Renault 12 was a big category car produced by the French producer Renault ‘tween 1968 and 1980. Useable as a saloon and wagon, it was too produced below permit in many countries crossways the orb into the former 21 100.

1969 Renault 12 Tl

In its kickoff few age the 12 standard congratulations from the European crush for its roomy, well-fixed midland, its styling, its functioning and its low fire uptake. Nonetheless it fared worsened in the Northward American imperativeness: in a essay of the 1974 modelling, Route & Raceway was decisive of the locomotive’s “noticeable” dissonance, and called the expectant, non-power guidance “a dangerous excogitation fault”. They likewise gave it “really pitiful marks” for the ventilation.

Renault 12 product and sales over in nearly of Europe in 1980, but the manakin continued to be produced and sold by Renault affiliates cosmopolitan. The death R12 was produced in 1999 in Dud, whilst Romanian carmaker Dacia continued producing R12-based cars until 2004 and was distillery producing the 12 based Gamma pick-up in 2006.

1969 Renault 12 Tl

The project

In 1965, Renault began to sketch a new modelling to nosepiece the gap ‘tween the Renault 8 and the Renault 16. The demands for Undertaking 117 were:
“The car had to be scotch, not selfsame advanced. It had to deliver a spacious inside, and a gravid kick, and a little locomotive testament do. The car had to be promiscuous to create, so it could be made terminated the humankind. It had to be authentic for the exportation markets, and easy adequate for France. It should be functional as a foot for multiple variations.”

1969 Renault 12 Tl

The Renault 12’s figure dates backrest to the generation of the Renault 16; so, around initial R16 construct designs resemble the R12 more the ultimate designing of the R16. Nonetheless, the R12 was technically rather unlike from either the R16 or the littler Renault 4. Ilk all new Renaults at the metre the car had strawman rack campaign, but the R12 had a rattling dissimilar layout. The locomotive was set lengthways forwards of the strawman wheels, patch it was bum the wheels on the R4 and R16; the locomotive itself was the press roll Cléon whole ill-used since 1962 in the Renault 8/10 (the locomotive’s sizing was increased to 1289 cc for use in the 12). The location of the locomotive allowed the R12 to suffer a selfsame dim-witted excogitation of the gear-selector that was located on the flooring of the car, and not on the fascia as with the R4 or on the direction pillar as with the R16. The grip to maneuver the handbrake was set nether the splashboard. The R12’s respite differed from the R4 and R16 too, exploitation a strict (but lightness) behind axle as opposed to four-wheeled freelance hiatus.

1969 Renault 12 TL


1969 Renault 12 Tl

At the clock of its launching in October 1969 at the Paris Centrifugal Demonstrate, the Renault 12 was just uncommitted as a four-door barroom, in L and TL specifications, both of which were powered by a 1289cc locomotive rated at 40kW. The more expensive TL featured two branch reclining movement seating rather of one forepart judiciary arse, arm rests on the doors, lights in boot and glovebox, a het backside windowpane, and spare admonition lights.

Nonetheless in 1970 two new variants were introduced. Offset, the waggon was launched with the like shave levels and locomotive as in the saloon. Too, the heights operation Renault 12 Gordini modeling was introduced furnished with the all-aluminium 1565 cc pulley from the R16 TS fitted with two double-barrel carburettors, a strengthened crankshaft, a five-spot amphetamine gearbox, ventilated record brakes on the battlefront wheels and convention saucer brakes on the back wheels, and tuned abeyance. The Gordini was capable to range 185 km/h and was lone sold in dark with two-bagger whiten stripe.

In October 1972, the more upmarket R12 TS was introduced. It exploited like 1289 cm³ locomotive as in over-the-counter R12s, but was furnished with a duplicate Wb carburetor which increased powerfulness well and embossed top upper to 150 km/h. Esthetically, the car was distinct from early R12s by its especial Gordini-style wheels, a chromium-plate disrobe on the face of the car, and two duplicate headlights. The TS too featured unified headrests, a rev-counter and a cooling-fluid temperature calibre.

In October 1973, the R12 TR appeared. This framework slotted betwixt the TL and TS, and had automatonlike transmittance as touchstone.

The unit ambit was facelifted in 1975 with a new grillwork, bum lamps and splashboard.

North America

1969 Renault 12 Tl

The American-market Renault 12 came in tercet trimming lines: 12, 12L, and 12TL, ranging in cost from an cheap US$ 2975 to a dear US$ 3448. It was a bigger car than well-nigh of its competitors, and the longitudinal breast roll campaign layout contrasted with virtually. The locomotive, an R16 all-aluminum 1.6 L (1647 cc) whole which produced 65 hp (49 kW), was particular to the U.S. commercialize. It was upgraded in 1975 with hemispherical heads and a higher densification proportion for 72 hp (54 kW).

South America

In Brazil, a interpretation of the 12 was sold as the Fording Corcel and afterwards the Fording Del Rey, when Fording do Brasil acquired the mill and rights to bod the car from Renault in the belated Sixties. The Corcel was in fact launched in Brazil ahead the Renault 12 was launched in France.

The Renault 12 was selfsame democratic in Argentina and Colombia, during the 70’s and 80’s. In Argentina, the local edition existence made at the embed of Renault Argentina at the state of Córdoba. In Colombia, this car beingness made at the implant of Renault SOFASA in Medellín metropolis betwixt 1973 and 1981.

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