In the end of 40th years the company management «Renault» has made a decision to create the multi-purpose car capable in an equal measure to be used both in city, and behind its limits. So there was a model «Renault Colorale» which name has consisted of elements of the French words «coloniale» and «rurale». Manufacture of model has begun soon after presentation on a motor show in Paris in 1950.
«Renault Colorale» the car of the average size though under the European standards of that time, it was considered how the big family car of manufacture of company «Renault» during between 1950 and 1957 represents. The given model of a vehicle had no special commercial success. Dimensions of model «Colorale» make: wheel base - 2680 mm, length - 4270 mm, width - 1980 mm, height – 1750. The weight of the car makes 1620 kg.
After enough great demand and sales of model «Renault 4CV» in the end of 1940th years, manufacturers have been interested on promotion of the business, on higher and prestigious level. Thereof, strategy of the company was based on manufacture of a reliable functional vehicle which could be used, not only on a road covering of city, but also in countryside.
Panels of a body have been made and collected by company «Chausson» in Gennevilliers, but final assembly occurred at a factory «Renault Billancourt». The forward part of the car reminded model « Renault 4CV ».
Owing to strength of the constructed body «Colorale», in certain respects had more radical design, owing to it became successful «hatchbacks Renault» which will appear in 1960th years. The given model of the car - a «SUV» of that time which are a success in end XX of a century. Not looking at it, in 1950 the French market, that is its consumers, were not ready to such radical variations in external design, that not so that and have hospitably met this model. As on sale there were more elegant cars, approximately in the same price category.
In the car «Renault Colorale» has been established four cylinder power unit of a set «85 side valve» which for the first time has been presented on model «Primaquatre». The engine was characterized by reliability, the volume it made 2,4 liters, capacity of 48 horsepower’s. The maximal speed which the car could develop made 100 kilometers at an o'clock.