Renault 1979

4
5
6
– discontinued
12 – discontinied
14
18
16
– discontinued
20
30
15/17
- end of prod. in August
Rodeo

France

R5 five-door model was presented in August. TL gained a new engine.
The higher-specification R14 TS was added to the lineup with unchanged mechanical specification. Mild facelift with front indicators moved from the bumper next to the headlights and model name changes: the R14 L became the R14, while the R14 TL became the R14 GTL.
Rear three-point seatbelts are made standard on all 16 models. The TL Automatic end of prod.
The estate version of the 18 was launched on 1 March 1979. The R18 Break is available in TL and TS model variations. In the spring a basic model simply called "Renault 18" both a saloon and estate were introduced. Also beginning in 1979, the 18 Automatic became a separate model (with GTL trim) rather than simply a transmission option.
Revisions to all R20 models: driver's side rear fog light and rear seat belts. The R20 TS got a new cooling fan, inertia reel rear seat belts, a new windscreen wiper switch, and the choice of a 5-speed gearbox. Introduction of the R20 LS. It has the same mechanical specification as the R20 TS but the equipment specification of the R20 TL. September - introduction of the R20 Diesel (in TD and GTD forms) with a new 2,068 cm³ Diesel (67 bhp) engine, 5-speed gearbox, negative offset front suspension, and larger four-stud wheel rims. The R20 TD is an equivalent to the R20 TL/LS, while the R20 GTD: equivalent to the R20 TS only with added power-steering.
The R30 TS got a more powerful 130 PS (96 kW) engine, and small pocket in the drivers sun visor.
The Rodeo 6 was improved and adopted the 1289 cm³ engine of the Renault 5.

 

4

wb: 2450/2400
mm
4 cyl.
845 cm³
34 ch
4 cyl.
1108 cm³
34 ch
break 5-dr 4 / 4 TL 4 GTL
van  

4 GTL – new model


4 TL


4 GTL


4 GTL

 

5

wb: 2450 mm 4 cyl
845 cm³
36 ch
4 cyl
956 cm³
44 ch
4 cyl
1108 cm³
45 ch
4 cyl
1289 cm³
64 ch
4 cyl
1289 cm³
55 ch
4cyl
1397 cm³
93 ch
berline 3-dr 5 TL TL/GTL TS Automatic Alpine
berline 5-dr 5 - TL/GTL - Automatic Alpine

TL (4 cyl, 956 cm³) - end of prod.
TL (4 cyl, 1108 cm³) - new model
berline 5-dr – new model


L


GTL

 

6

wb: 2450/2400
mm
4 cyl.
845 cm³
34 ch
4 cyl.
1108 cm³
47 ch
break 5-dr L TL

6 L (845 cm³, 34 ch) - end in June

 

12

wb: 2440 mm 4 cyl.
1289 cm³
50 ch
4 cyl.
1289 cm³
54 ch
       
berline 4-dr 12 TL        
break 5-dr 12 TL        

12 (50 ch) – disontinied

 

 

14

wb: 2530/2560 mm 4 cyl
1218 cm³
57 ch
4 cyl
1360 cm³
71 ch
berline 5-dr TL/GTL TS

L (4 cyl, 1218 cm³, 57 ch) - end
14 GTL (4 cyl, 1218 cm³, 57 ch) - new
14 TS - new

 

18

wb: 2440 mm 4 cyl
1397 cm³
64 ch
4 cyl
1,647 cm³
79 ch
   
berline 18/TL/GTL TS / GTS    
break 18/TL/GTL TS / GTS – new  

 

16

wb: 2650/2720 mm 4 cyl.
1565 cm³
65 ch
4 cyl.
1647 cm³
90 ch
berline 5-dr TL TX


16 TX


16 TL

 

20

wb: 2660 mm 4 cyl
1647 cm³
96 ch
4 cyl
1995 cm³
109 ch
4 cyl, diesel
2068 cm³
67 ch
 
berline 5-dr TL/GTL TS/LS TD/GTD  

LS (4 cyl, 1995 cm³, 109 ch) - new
TD/GTD (4 cyl, diesel, 2068 cm³, 67 ch) - new

 

30

wb: 2670 mm V6 cyl
2664 cm³
130 bhp
V6 cyl, inj
2664 cm³
144 bhp
berline 5-dr TS TX


30 TX

 

15 and 17

15 TL (1289 cm³ 60 ch) - end
15 GTL (1565 cm³) - end
17 TS (1647 cm³, 98 ch) - end
17 Gordini (1647 cm³) - end


15


17 TS

 

Rodeo

 

 

RS 01 (V6 cyl, turbo, 1496 cm³) - end of prod.
RS 10 (V6 cyl, turbo, 1496 cm³) - new model (GP Monaco)
  # 15 Jabouille
  #16 Arnoux

Formula 1 Victories:

1st GP France RS 10 (# 15 Jabouille)
3rd GP France RS 10 (#16 Arnoux)
2nd GP Great Britain RS 10 (#16 Arnoux)
2nd GP USA RS 10 (#16 Arnoux)


Renault 5 Alpine (A.Carrotta / O.Amara) at 8° Rallye internazionale di Sicilia