Unveiled in 1937, the Juvaquatre was both a pre- and post-war vehicle, since its career was interrupted by World War II. Aimed at family buyers in the first instance, it subsequently became a commercial vehicle.
To support the 8hp Celtaquatre, the least expensive Renault, the brand presented for the first time in 1937 at the Paris Motor Show the Juvaquatre. France’s “Front Populaire” government had just introduced the first paid holidays, and workers and families were keen to get away from it all…
Targeting low-income buyers, the 6 hp Juvaquatre had a top speed of 95 kph and was the first Renault to be equipped with independent wheels and also the first to feature a unitized body. These innovations made the car stiffer, lighter and more comfortable. Contemporary adverts also highlighted the reasonable fuel consumption figures.
Launched in 1938, the 2-door model was soon joined by a 4-door sedan. But competition was fierce and war was soon to break out.