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Renault The history of
Renault was founded in 1899 as the ‘Société Renault Frères’ by the Renault brothers andRenault built the first car, the Renault Voiturette 1CV. In 1901 introduced the Voiturette Renault Type D Série B and two years later the company manufactured the first own engines. In 1905 the company made the first major sale when Société des Automobiles placed an order for Renault AG1 cars to create a fleet of taxis. During the World War I Renault began manufacturing lorries, airplanes, ammunition, and the F-17 tank for the French military. In 1920 the company signed its first distribution contract with Gustave Gueudet and four years later Renault adopted the diamond shape as its logo. In 1929 the company established its ‘Ile Seguin Plant’ and the brand became popular in 49 different countries. In the 30s, Renault began manufacturing diesel engines for its commercial engines, but got hit by the Great Depression in 1936. Post World War Renault then offered its rear engine 4CV model in 1946. And between 1951 and 1960, the company offered a 2-liter 4-cylinder vehicle known as Renault Fregate. It was during this time that the Renault Dauphine also made its debut and helped with the expansion of the company in Africa and North America, where it became one of the bestselling cars. In 1966, Renault achieved greater success with the introduction of the more modern and up-market Renault 16. That same year, the company introduced the Renault 6, which perfectly fitted in the small car category. In 1981 the Renault Model 9 won the European Car of the Year award. Renault Cars had undergone significant style changes during this time and numerous hit models, such as the Renault 5 Turbo and Renault Fuego were introduced. In 1996, following the failure of the Renault and Volvo merger, the company was privatized. In 2000 the company again became the top manufacturer in France and won the European Car of the Year Award again. In 2011 the company sold more than 40,000 electric cars and won numerous motorsport races, including the World Rally Championship. In 2011, Renault was ranked as the third best automobile manufacturer in the European Market and ninth in the world. Additionally, Renault is one of the most well-known brands in motor sports, particularly in Formula 1 Racing. Among the technological innovations exceed the challenge of ultra-low fuel comsumption (EOLAB), the Advanced Driver Assistance System, the Twin-Turbo System, the Decoupled pedal and the aeronautics Bass Reflex speakers. The Renault won several awards e.g. the „Diesel Car of the Year”, the „Business car of the year” and several times „Van of the year”.