1982 Renault 18 Turbo

Renault 18 Turbo

The Renault 18 was a medium-size machine that was intentional and reinforced by the French producer Renault ‘tween 1978 and 1994.


The Renault 18 was intended as a substitution for both the Renault 12 and Renault 16, which had been in product since 1969 and 1965 severally, though both these models continued in product aboard the 18 until 1980. Different before Renaults, the 18 was intentional kinda cursorily; the clock ‘tween its initial innovation and its existent launching was alone xviii months, which is believably how it was called the Renault 18. Although Renault made legion forays into external markets in countries such as Brazil with cars alike the Renault 12, the Renault 18 was the get-go Renault intended as a on-key ‘humans car,’ so the shibboleth “Encounter External Requirements.” Likewise as France, the car went on to be manufactured in Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Pearl Seacoast, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and sold in Algeria, Austria, Canada, Chilli, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, The Joined Land, The Joined States, Thailand, Bomb and Zimbabwe.

1982 Renault 18 Turbo

The Initial Range

Subsequently it went into output at Renault’s Flins mill in France in December 1977, the Renault 18 was presented at the Hollands Salon in Borderland 1978, with merchandising sales start the chase month.

Initially, the R18 was just useable as a four-door ginmill, in TL, GTL, TS and GTS cut variations.

The TL and GTL were powered by the 1397cc Cléon locomotive (which was highly-developed exploitation the 1289cc locomotive from the Renault 12), which produced 64bhp. Both models had a 4-speed gearbox.

1982 Renault 18 Turbo

The TS and GTS were powered by the 1647cc A Serial locomotive (which was the like as ill-used in the Renault 17 TS) but without the fire shot, which lowered the turnout to 79bhp. The TS had a 4-speed gearbox, spell the GTS had a 5-speed gearbox (with optional 3-speed electronic machinelike contagion uncommitted for both models [the reflexive versions of the TS and GTS models were called the TS Reflex and GTS Automatonlike to separate them from their manual transmitting counterparts]).

As mentioned originally, thither were initially just 4 unlike models useable in the R18 orbit at the meter of its establish. Because the TL was the entry-level simulation (which was distinct from the GTL, TS and GTS by its bicycle rims [which were carried terminated from the Renault 12]), it came weaponed with reversing lights, two-speed wipers, intermittent screenland rub, electrical windshield washers; voltmeter; locomotive coolant temperature bore; fire estimate; six-figure milage registrar; activate record-keeper; handbrake monitory lightness; faulty battlefront bracken discs admonition lightness; day/nighttime office for inside bottom scene mirror; rheostat for adjusting luminousness of splasher lights; lit ashtray, fastball impanel, flush and mitt box; het bottom covert; anti-dazzle headlamp alteration; fitting for focus of headlamp broadcast; cigaret light; drivers position sun peak; passengers position sun bill; dresser mirror in passengers face sun vizor; full-of-the-moon rug; material upholstery; forepart armrests with catch handles; backside threshold armrests incorporating ashtrays; child-proof bum doorway locks; passengers slope inner courtesy igniter; movement doorway pockets; essence comfort incorporating mint tray; reclining battlefront seating; and places for speaker pods in the battlefront doors. The GTL, TS and GTS models all additionally featured H4 i headlights, styled bike rims, a foam-filled wheel, lechatelierite time, drivers slope inside courtesy igniter, and a map indication sparkle for the strawman bum rider. The GTL and GTS farther added melanize arctic protective mouldings on the doors, back fog lights, headlamp lavation/rub, cushion absorptive bumpers, remote-adjustable drivers doorway mirror, adjustable caput restraints on the battlefront seating, and factory-installed wireless equipment. The GTS was the top stipulation exemplar, which added everything from the GTL asset primal lockup and electrical breast windows. As for the options tilt on all models, you could get leatherette upholstery, tinted ice or metal key whichever you pet. For the GTL and GTS, you could besides get a sliding framework sunshine-roof, and entirely for the GTS, you could get air conditioning.

Scorn not beingness a peculiarly ground-breaking car, the 18 was Renault’s get-go car to use the 1.4 Cleon locomotive in the bourgeoisie sphere. A spot of interestingness with the 18 was its wheels. For a mid-sized car, it utilised 3-stud wheels (standardized thereto of the Citroën 2CV), quite than the 4-stud wheels of almost of its competitors.

The First Estate Models

By the belatedly Seventies, European output of the Renault 12 was organism gradually offend pile, followed by the comer of the demesne versions of the Renault 18 on the 1st Borderland 1979. The R18 Demesne was sole usable in TL and TS example variations. They were automatically monovular to their ginmill counterparts omit the bottom dangling put-upon in the estates was more wish that in the larger Renault 20 and Renault 30. As for equipment specifications, the estates were very to the saloons, omit the TS land additionally featured shock-absorbent bumpers, threshold mouldings, and figurehead buns caput restraints from the 18 GTL barroom. The land proven near as democratic as the taphouse.

The R18 waggon was besides sold in the Northerly American grocery from 1981 to 1986, and the saloon in 1981-1982; it failed to eve approximate to life capable former AMC products’ report for dependableness, and was not a succeeder. It was replaced by the R21’s Northwards American tantamount, the Renault Palm.

The R18 was discontinued in Europe in 1986, but continued in product until 1994 in Southward America, where it cadaver democratic in the second-hand commercialize. R18s too rest pop in Northerly Africa. In Argentina, thither were early versions too, viz. the TX and GTX. Thither was besides the GTX-II, featuring a canonical onboard reckoner that displayed fire intake, etcetera. It was usable with 1.6 L (TL), 2.0 L and 2.2 L engines. Thither was a peculiar variant of the R18 with two-tone key (inkiness top and sparkle grey ass) called the American (after updated with exchange lockup and former items, which was named the American 2).

1982 Renault 18 Turbo


  • 1978 – Renault 18 goes into yield.
  • 1980 – All models now get new alternator with constitutional electronic governor.
  • July 1980 – Entry of the 18 Diesel. It had a 4-cylinder 2068cc Diesel (which produced 66bhp), blackball set-back forepart dangling, and bigger four-stud roll rims (all of which were divided with the Renault 20 Diesel). The 18 TD had a 4-speed gearbox, spell the 18 GTD had a 5-speed gearbox (which was optional on the TD). Since the staple 18 Diesel simulation was the 18 TD (uncommitted as both a pub and acres), it was eq to the 18 TS, spell the more luxuriant 18 GTD (usable solely as a ginmill) which was eq to the 18 GTS. Power-assisted steerage was optional on the 18 GTD.
  • 1981 – Entry of the 18 Turbo.
  • 1982 – Revisions: blackball branch presence dangling, elucidate strawman management indicant lenses (alternatively of the master orangeness ones), gray polyester bumpers and threshold handles (alternatively of the master chromium-plate ones), and restyled seating. Optional 5-speed gearbox uncommitted on the 18 TL. The 18 GTL obtained an economy-tune 73bhp adaptation of the 1647cc locomotive, also as a 5-speed gearbox, higher last driving proportion, electronic lighting and an econometer gage.
  • 1986 – Renault 21 is launched as the 18’s eventual substitution and the 18 is indrawn from sale in the UK.
  • 1989 – European yield of the Renault 18 is discontinued.
  • 1994 – The death Renault 18 rolls off the line in Argentina.
  • 2006 – A resume by Car Limited reveals that of the 131,241 Renault 18s registered in the UK betwixt 1978 and 1986, fair 317 continue.
  • Trim Levels

    1982 Renault 18 Turbo

    TL (Touring Luxe)

    Two-speed wipers; intermittent cover rub; galvanising screenland washers; v m; locomotive coolant temperature approximate; fire guess; six-figure milage record-keeper; slip record-keeper; handbrake admonitory lightness; bad movement bracken discs monitory sparkle; day/dark situation for internal behind sight mirror; rheostat for adjusting smartness of fascia lights; lit ashtray, bullet empanel, flush and mitt box; het arse screenland; anti-dazzle headlamp alteration; accommodation for centering of headlamp shaft; fag light; drivers incline sun eyeshade; passengers face sun bill; emptiness mirror in passengers face sun vizor; entire carpet; material upholstery; figurehead armrests with gentile handles; backside armrests; ashtrays in the ass doors; child-proof back doorway locks; passengers english inside courtesy lighter; movement doorway pockets; plaza soothe incorporating strike tray; reclining breast seating; loudspeakers ahead doors.

    1982 Renault 18 Turbo

    GTL (Grand Touring Luxe)

    As TL, positive foam-filled wheel; H4 i headlights; lechatelierite time; velours upholstery; styled wheels; drivers slope inside courtesy ignitor; map version twinkle for figurehead buns rider; remote-adjustable driver’s incline threshold mirror; bottom fog lights; headlamp airstream/rub arrangement; pre-installation tuner equipment; impact absorptive bumpers; adjustable breast behind nous restraints; lightlessness arctic protective english mouldings.

    LS (Luxe Super)

    Like as TL but with mechanical spec of TS

    TS (Touring Special)

    As TL, addition foam-filled wheel, H4 iodin headlights, lechatelierite time, velours upholstery, styled wheels; drivers face upcountry courtesy ignitor; map interpretation twinkle for forepart backside rider.

    GTS (Grand Touring Special)

    As GTL, positive galvanizing breast windows and fundamental lockup.

    TD (Touring Diesel)

    Like as TS

    GTD (Grand Touring Diesel)

    Like as GTS

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