After the production numbers below is a brief summary of models that came out in this period.
Data source: Freyssenet.com
R25: This executive car was the top of the range for Renault. It was aerodynamic and a nice drive but if people wanted a more premium car, they wanted the badge too.
|The R25 was quite nicely styled|
Espace: The MPV was originally designed by Chrysler UK, the company was sold to PSA before it could go any further. They didn't want to develop it and it was handed on the Matra, who made it for Renault. It took a while to be accepted, as new ideas often do.
R21: As a large family car, it replaced the R18 and was moderately successful. I thought the design was ordinary.
R19: It replaced the R9/11 ands was the last Renault to go by a number. It was a reasonably good car and sold reasonably well.
|The R19 was pleasant and but perhaps too much so|
Summary: Renault cars had become less exciting and exciting was the reason for buying a French car. A more flamboyant approach was needed, and soon.