Renault Trucks is a division of Volvo Trucks.
The Renault company was founded in 1889 by brothers Louis and Marcel Renault in the suburbs of Paris. In 1900 the company began production of light-duty trucks. Simultaneously, engineer Marius Berliet has developed the first truck which was based on single-cylinder gasoline engine. By the beginning of World War I, Renault has established itself as a manufacturer of trucks and was a supplier for the Russian army. In addition, Renault and Berliet participated in the creation of heavy tanks.
In 1923 Renault produced a road truck tractor, and in 1928 it was equipped with a diesel engine. The development of commercial vehicles was influenced by demand for vehicles during World War II and after it. The Berliet company was taking over small engineering companies and in 1957 created the heavy-duty truck T100.
Renault Véhicules Industriels was established in 1978. Renault is taking over Dodge Europe in 1983 and Mack in 1990 and creates a huge concern of vehicle production. Basically since 1983 the creation of the modern generation of Renault trucks has begun. In 2001 the company sold Renault Véhicules Industriels which was in charge of trucks’ production. It was sold to Volvo Trucks, and since 2002 company has been called Renault Trucks.
The main flagship product of Renault Trucks is Premium Route truck tractor.
Due to stricter environmental standards for trucks, Renault Trucks has updated its line of trucks and replaced names.
D, Midlum, Premium Distribution
Renault Midlum and Renault Premium Distribution are light-duty trucks designed for distribution of goods. These are also used by utility services. Replaced with D series trucks equipped with Euro-6 engines.
T, Premium Route, Magnum
In highway segment Renault trucks offers Euro 5 Renault Premium Route and Renault Magnum, together with Renault T with 380 – 520 HP engine and two modifications of enhanced comfort cab.
K, C, Kerax, Lander
In the construction segment Renault Lander and Kerax trucks were replaced by C-series and K-series. C-series has two versions with engines ranging from 250 to 320 HP and from 380 to 520 HP. K-series has engine capacity from 380 to 520HP for heavy loads.
Renault minibuses and vans
Passenger vans and minibuses are presented by the following basic models:
Renault Kangoo is a small vehicle used for transportation of passengers and small cargo.
Renault Trafic and Renault Master are minibuses which can be equipped for transportation of passengers and cargo. These models are base for small trucks with different type of bodies.
Renault Bus division is a part of Irisbus holding (Iveco). Bus production volume is not significant.
Agora series has been produced since 1995 in various modifications. It is basically a city bus which can accommodate up to 100 passengers. It is available in two - and four-door version.
Ares series is a coach with up to 53 seats and is 12 meters long. It is equipped with a diesel engine up to 340 HP and with a manual gearbox ZF.
Iliade series is a coach with full weight up to 18 tons and can accommodate up to 51 people. It is equipped with engines up to 340 HP.