Renault Monasix

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Renault Monasix
Monasix.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Monasix Monastella
Renault Monastella
Production 1927-1932
Assembly Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Designer Louis Renault
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Small family car
Body style 4-door Sedan
4-door Convertible
4-door Torpedo
2-door Truck
2-door convertible
2-door Coupe
Layout FR layout
Related Renault Monastella
Powertrain
Engine straight-6, 1476 cc, 8CV, 12.5HP
Transmission Manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 3,700 mm (145.7 in)
Width 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Height 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Curb weight 1,350 kg (2,976 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Renault NN
Successor Renault Monaquatre

The Renault Monasix (Type RY) was an compact car or small family car automobile manufactured between 1927 to 1932 by Renault.

Details and evolutions[edit]

The car was considered a commercial failure mainly because the engine was too small for the car's length and weight, which often led to problems in keeping the car under control. Renault ended production of the car in 1932. With its 1,476 cc displacement, the engine was one of the smallest six cylinder engines available at the time.[1]

Starting in 1928, the "Compagnie Générale des voitures à Paris", the main Paris taxi company, purchased a large number of the cars and painted them in the same shade of green as that used for the city's buses:[1] 5,000 taxi versions were made, the last of which were used in Paris until 1962.

In competition, the Monasix was raced in the Morocco Rally in 1928.

The Monastella version was an upgraded version of Monasix with better trim.

Production ended in 1932 and the car was replaced by the Renault Monaquatre.

Types[edit]

  • RY : Produced from 1927 to 1928 with the radiator behind the engine (no front grill: side gills on hood)
  • RY1: Produced from 1928 to 1929 with the radiator behind the engine (no front grill: side gills on hood)
  • RY2: Produced from 1929 to 1931
  • RY3: Produced from 1931 to 1932
Renault Monasix RY2 or RY3 (ca 1930)

Characteristics[edit]

  • Speed: 91 km/h (57 mph)
  • Power: 12.5HP (8CV)

Sources and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1929 (salon [Paris, Oct] 1928) (Paris: Histoire & collections). Nr. 84s: page 76. 2006. 

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