Renault 16 TX
The Renault 16 was an administrator car produced by French producer Renault betwixt 1965 and 1980 in Sandouville, Le Havre, France.
The R16 was voted European Car of the Twelvemonth by a gameboard of European motoring journalists in 1966. Concluded 1,845,959 R16s were produced during the manakin’s life-time.
In the fall of 1965, Renault launched one of the earth’s get-go hatchbacks – a middle motion ‘tween a pub and acres bodystyle which would finally go the about pop car bodystyle in the reality.
It sold good in near of Europe, victorious kudos for its broad and prosperous midland. Equipment levels were likewise eminent for the toll. Initially, Renault sold the R16 with equitable a 1.4 L gasolene locomotive in GL spec; so followed the 1.6 L TS which could top 100 mph. The top-line exemplar was the TX, which was launched in 1973 and had a 5-speed manual transmittance. Equipment included superpower windows and fundamental doorway lockup, features antecedently alien on phratry cars in Europe.
Yield of the Renault 16 lasted until 1980 when it was lastly replaced by the less successful Renault 20. Flush by this degree, when it was virtually 15 eld old, the Renault 16 was distillery one of the virtually pop and extremely rated kinfolk cars on sale in Europe. Stream Renault styling boss Patrick le Quement has made no mystic his wonderment for the R16 – and incorporate a pernicious testimonial to its “bird-beak” lattice in the collective expression he devised for many of the models (Lagoon, Mégane, Scénic) that the accompany launched in the Nineties.
By the clock the Renault 16 ceased product almost former European manufacturers had leastwise one hatchback on sale, with the thought fair start to abrase on Asian and American makers. The about pregnant hatchbacks influenced by the Renault 16 ‘tween 1965 and 1979 admit the undermentioned: Austin Maxi (1969), Decree 127 (1971), Peugeot 104 (1972), Volkswagen Golf (1974), Chrysler Alpine (1975), Opel Kadett Metropolis (1975), Wanderer SD1 (1976), Fording Fete (1977), and the Chrysler View (1977).
1973 Renault 16 TX
Revered 1964 – Kickoff functionary pictures of the R16 are released to the media.
December 2, 1964 – The offset R16 is accomplished at the manufactory in Sandouville, nigh Le Havre, a adeptness purpose-made for the R16.
January 5, 1965 – The Renault 16 is introduced to the earth and the closet in a intro on the Côte-d’Azur.
April 1965 – The R16 is made uncommitted to the world, in two specifications: Chiliad Deluxe and Sup, both powered by a 1470cc locomotive
1967 – Respiration and warming are both improved, and the splashboard is redesigned. An mechanically operated suffocate is besides made useable.
1968 – The 16 TS is introduced. It features a new 1565cc locomotive, an all-new board that included a tach and h2o temperature approximate, and many former new features including two-speed windshield wipers, back deicer, rider indication ignitor, and optional index windows.
1969 – The former R16 models get the wheels and brakes of the TS. Reversion lights are installed as criterion on the TS, situated below the taillights (they are optional on former models).
1969 – The R16 TA, with an robotic transmitting, is introduced. The TA is efficaciously a R16 Swallow with approximately features from the TS.
1970 – Strawman seatbelts are installed on all R16s.
1971 – The R16 undergoes a meek vamp. Among the about obvious changes are new orthogonal taillights. The M Deluxe and A-one are replaced by the L and TL specifications, and a rendering of the TS’s 1565cc locomotive (with the cylinderhead from the 1470cc) is installed on both. The TA is discontinued and an robotic transmittance is made uncommitted as an selection crosswise the unhurt R16 reach.
1973 – An upmarket 16 TX simulation is introduced at the Paris Drive Shew, weaponed with a 1647cc locomotive (an hypertrophied edition of the TS locomotive) and a five-speed manual transmitting. The TX was distinct from former R16s on the outside by its four-spot orthogonal headlights with expectant trafficator lights underneath. Among the otc features uncommitted on the TX were Gordini wheels, a back despoiler, a arse wiper, a laminated windshield, machinelike seatbelts, superpower windows, cardinal lockup and optional air conditioning.
1974 – The al wicket on L, TL and TS is replaced by a nigrify formative lattice.
1976 – The robotic transmittance ceased to be useable as an alternative on the L, TL and TS; yet, a TL Automatonlike modelling was launched.
1977 – The L and TS are discontinued.
1978 – Turnaround lights are installed as criterion on all models.
1979 – Back three-point seatbelts are made measure on all models. The TL Machinelike is discontinued.
January 1980 – R16 product ends.
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