Renault Express (Rapid) that is created on the basis of the car Renault R5 is the most popular car among light-weight vans. R5 was born by chance when Boue, one of the engineers of Renault, viewed images of R4. He imagined a lower, wider, more round and more compact car. The embodiment of the model from the picture took only two days and it immediately went to the production.
Interior of the vehicle is traditional for Renault of those model years. Angular lines of the instrument panel are combined with a \"chopped\" design of the car. Front seats are comfortable, while the back of the car is a bit crowded. Due to the large area of glazing the visibility in the Renault 5 is on the high level.
During the creation cars Renault Rapid were equipped with eight power units. There were two diesel engines in volume of 1, 6 and 1.9 liters and capacity of 55 and 54 horsepower, respectively. The range of petrol power units consisted of the engines of 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 liters and capacity of 37, 45 and 55 horsepower, respectively, and with engines in volume of 1.4 liter and capacity of 58, 75 and 79 horsepower. The most popular among gasoline engines was a 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine with fuel injection. The most economical was four-cylinder inline diesel engine with eight-valves and volume of 1, 6 liters. This power unit was able to accelerate the car Renault Rapid to 150 km / h. All engines were aggregated five-speed manual gearbox, through which the torque was transmitted from the engine to front wheels.
Rapid Renault car exactly the same as other cars of Reno has several versions of the model. The main difference between these machines is their year of production, as each new car was improved from technical point of view, appearance and other characteristics.
Besides the cargo version the company has performed passenger version called the Renault Rapid Express. It was more comfortable than the cargo version, designed for five people and equipped with power steering, radio and tinted glass.