Renault Fuego

Renault Fuego

About Renault Fuego

The Renault Fuego is a four-seater, three-door hatchback that was produced by French automaker Renault from 1980 to 1992, replacing the Renault 15 and 17 coups of the 1970s. It was marketed in the United States by American Motors Corporation (AMC), as well as assembled in Argentina. The Fuego's exterior was designed by Michel Jardin, working under Robert Opron (who had previously designed the Citron SM, Citron GS, Citron CX, and later followed with the Renault 25 in 1984). The Renault Fuego was heavily based on the Renault 18, sharing its floorpan and drivetrain, but featuring a new front suspension design. The design kept the familiar double wishbone layout common with the Renault 18 but no parts were interchangeable and the design incorporated negative scrub radius geometry. The new suspension design would later be introduced in the facelifted Renault 18, and with minor refinements (larger bushings, etc.), it was used in the Renault 25.