Renault Logo


Renault Logo

In 1898, when a young engineer named Louis Renault built his first car and equipped it with the first-ever transmission, the history of the Renault automobile brand began. A year later, Louis and his brothers Fernand and Marseille founded the company, which they called the Renault Brothers. In the 1950s, Renault entered the international market. Then the factories of the company were opened in Spain, England, South Africa, and Japan.

Meaning and History

Renault Logo history

The Renault logo, as it is known today, was introduced to the public in 1992. Each of its details has a special meaning and describes the specific qualities of the company and cars. For example, silver stands for sophistication and creativity, while yellow stands for prosperity and optimism.

1900 – 1906

Renault Logo-1899

The first company logo was created only in 1900. The emblem consisted of the company’s founder’s initials (brothers Ferdinand, Marcel, and Luis Renault), which were enclosed in an oval, decorated with a patterned ribbon on top.

1906 – 1919

Renault Logo-1906

In 1906, the initials of the founders disappeared from the Renault logo. A car appeared in their place. The car, resembling an old carriage, was located in a circle, the inside of which resembled a gear.

1919 – 1923

Renault Logo-1919

At that time, a tank replaced the car in the logo. And this was due to the fact that during the First World War, the factories of the French company Renault changed their specialization. The company started producing military equipment. Such significant changes in production simply could not be unreflected in the company’s logo.

1923 – 1925

Renault Logo-1923

The first Renault brand logo that adorned the company’s car was created in 1923. It had a round shape and was simply the inscription “Renault”, placed on the radiator grille.

1925 – 1946

Renault Logo-1925

The diamond-shaped logo, which is more familiar to us, was developed by designers in 1925. It was the same “Renault” inscription in the center of the radiator, but with a diamond-shaped grille.

1946 – 1959

Renault Logo-1945

In 1946, the company logo first became colored. During this period, the European automotive industry was experiencing a rebirth, and the company’s management decided to update the emblem. Renault’s logo was painted a rich yellow. This color is still rarely used by automakers for corporate identity and corporate design, and that makes the logo so recognizable.

Renault Logo-1946

1959 – 1972

Renault Logo-1958

In 1959, the logo became monochrome again. The center inscription was enlarged.

Renault Logo-1967

1972 – 1992

Renault Logo-1973

In 1972, the simplest version of the logo was presented — an empty rhombus, without text and other graphics, drawn with a triple line with the effect of volume (“ribbon folding”).

Renault Logo-1982

1992 – 2004

Renault Logo-1990

In 1992, a new appearance of the Renault logo was developed. The text returned to this version of the emblem again. But, being already recognizable, the rhombus ceases to be the center of the composition. A more simplified geometric figure was positioned above the Renault lettering, exactly in the middle.

2004 – 2020

Renault Logo-2004

Renault Logo-2008

During this period, the inscription was placed under the rhombus, and the yellow background was increased over the entire image. The rhombus itself eventually became silver-gray, chrome-plated, voluminous. So it remains nowadays.

2015 – present

Renault Logo-2015


Renault Logo

The Legends

Renault Juvaquatre

This car debuted at the 1937 Paris Motor Show. Over the years, they made two-door cars with a closed or open body, four-door sedans, vans, and station wagons, as well as coupes with a 2 + 2 landing formula.

Renault Vivastella PG7

Renault Vivastella is an executive car introduced by Renault in October 1928 and produced during 1929-1939. The car was changing at an unusual rate even by Renault standards in the 1930s.