|aka||Renault 1.4 Litre (Australia)
Renault Virage (Australia) Renault Toros (Turkey) Dacia 1300, 1310
1969-2004 (Dacia 1300, 1310) Assembly: Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Guarda, Portugal, Santa Isabel, Argentina (IKA), Heidelberg, Australia, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada, Los Andes, Chile, Duitama and Envigado, Colombia, Cuidad Sahagun, Mexico, Mioveni, Romania (Dacia), Valladolid, Spain (FASA-Renault), Bursa, Turkey (Oyak-Renault), Mariara, Venezuela, Haren-Vilvoorde, Belgium (RIB), Thames, New Zealand
|Class||Large family car
Small family car (Dacia 1310)
|Body Style||4 doors, 4 seats, saloon|
|Length||length - type here|
|Width||161.6 cm (Renault), 163.6 cm (Dacia)|
|Height||Height - type here|
|Wheelbase||244 cm (Renault), 244.1 cm (Dacia)|
|Weight||Weight - you get the point|
1.2 I4 1.3 I4 1.4 I4 1.6 I4
|Power||N/A hp @ N/A rpm|
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The Renault 12 is a family car produced by French automaker Renault between 1969 and 1980. Available as a saloon (Berline) and estate (Break), it was also produced under licence in many countries across the globe into the early 21st century.
In its first few years the 12 received praise from the European press for its spacious, comfortable interior, its styling, its performance and its low fuel consumption. However it fared worse in the North American press: in a test of the 1974 model, Road & Track was critical of the engine's "obtrusive" noise, and called the heavy, non-power steering "a serious design flaw". They also gave it "very poor marks" for the ventilation system.
Renault 12 production and sales ended in western Europe in 1980, but the model continued to be produced and sold by Renault affiliates elsewhere. The last R12 was produced in 1999 in Turkey, whilst Romanian automaker Dacia continued producing the R12-based 1310 sedan and estate until 2004 and the R12-based Dacia Pick-Up until December 2006.
Overall, the Renault 12 was a successful car, selling 2.5 million units.
See Autopedia's comprehensive Renault 12 Review.
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