Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in Renault's history
Marius Berliet designed a single cylinder engine, creating his first petrol car.
The first 4x4 truck is built by Latil.
First Tractor Unit from Renault
Renault are the first brand offering a tractor unit for roads. Engines are fuelled by gas from burning wood.
First Diesel Renault Truck
The first truck powered by a diesel engine is introduced.
Trucks division formed
Savium merges with Latil forming the Trucks division of Renault.
Renault Trucks officially formed
Renault Vehicules Industriels – the Trucks division of the Renault group is formed when Berliet and Saviem merge. They are the only HGV manufacturer in France.
Renault Acquires Dodge
Renault Vehicules Industriels acquire Dodge Europe.
Louis Renault develops front wheel drive
Louis Renault developed a small car with a quarter horse power. The front-wheel drive is developed.
Renault Acquires Mack Trucks in USA
The acquisition of American Mack truck helps Renault Vehicules Industriels build an internationally renowned group.
Renaming to Renault VI
Renault Vehicules Industriels is rebranded as Renault V.I.
Renault Trucks are taken over by Volvo Group
The brand are acquired by the Volvo group and are rebranded as Renault Trucks.
Renault Trucks relaunches complete new range for Euro 6 Operation
In front of thousands, the new Range D for distribution, C for construction, K for heavy duty off-road applications and T for long-distance transport.