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Renault 18. 1977–93 (prod. 2,028,964 in France; 132,956 in Argentina). 4-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/F, 1397, 1565, 1647 cm³ (I4 OHV), 1995, 2165 cm³ petrol, 2068 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC). Replacement for successful 12, production commencing December 1977 for 1978 sale. Tidy, well proportioned saloon, with attractive estate (Projet 235) following in 1979. Good handling and reasonably lively; more so with 1981 launch of 18 Turbo saloon. European production to 1989, though Argentinian production continued to 1993, and included a more powerful 2·2-litre model toward the end of the run.

Manufacturing locations: Flins, Yvelines, France; Envigado, Colombia; Santa Isabel, Argentina; Valladolid, España

Marque: Renault | Predecessor: Renault 12 | Successor: Renault 21

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