The Renault 25 was the natural descendent of a long line of prestigious Renault luxury cars, a French-style executive model with classic styling combined with technological innovation and generous dimensions. Boasting equal measures of onboard comfort and prestige, the Renault 25 in all its versions rewrote the rule book on luxury cars. And proved a huge success.
Unveiled in December 1983, the Renault 25 made a strong impression with its chiseled good looks. With five doors, a unitized steel body and plunging hood, it was a perfect blend of performance, agility and lightness, weighing in at just 1,100 kg – about the same as today’s Clio.
Entering the closed circle of luxury sedans, the Renault 25 had to pull off two things at once, namely become an accepted member of the executive car world while standing apart from the competition. Headed by Gaston Juchet, the designers came up with an original (with its Fuego-inspired ‘bubble-style’ rear window) and aerodynamic model. The interior, designed by Marcello Gandini, was extremely modern for the time.
The 25 successfully responded to the expectations of demanding customers with its superlative comfort, roadholding and versatility, together with its stand-out styling.