Not known to many but the Renault 4 is the third largest selling car in automotive history after the Volkswagen Beetle and the Ford Model-T. Over 8.1 million (80 lakh) cars were produced during its continuous production run for 31 years.
It was in 1956 when the then President of Renault gave the call to produce a car that would be inexpensive, yet versatile. It should be rough & tough and yet be fashionable. Secretly code-named Project 350, this car was developed in 5 years and launched during the Paris Auto Show in 1961. Several variants also came out during the same time including a luxury version that was named 4RL (L stood for luxury).
This model was popular in the Indian Ocean island, Madagascar as taxis because of two reasons - easy to maintain and fuel savings. These yellow painted taxis were seen in the capital Antananarivo as well as in the northern part of the island called Antsiranana (also known as Diego Suarez).
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|