- Established – 25th February 1899
- Founders – Louis Renault, Marcel Renault and Fernand Renault
- Headquarters – Boulogne-Billancourt, France
- Production output – 2,637,528 vehicles (by 2012)
Renault was founded in 1899 by Louis Renault and his two brothers with their first car, the Renault Voiturette, which launched in 1903. Since then, Renault has gone on to build iconic models including the Renault 4, Renault 5 GT Turbo, Savanna estate and the Clio Williams, all to global acclaim and winning 6 Euro Car of the Year awards on six different occassions.
Road safety is something Renault actively aims to improve through the use of technology and constant innovation on its cars. There is no surprise, then, that 12 of Renault's cars have been awarded with the maximum 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating, making it the first car maker to do so.
Renault has a strong motorsport heritage and has its own F1 team. Its engines are used by two other F1 teams, and it also runs the Clio Cup, a touring car championship made up entirely of Clios.