Renault KJ

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Renault Type KJ
Renault KJ-1 Tourer 1923.jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Type KJ1
Production 1923-1924
Assembly Billancourt, France
Designer Louis Renault
Body and chassis
Class Compact car / Small family car (C)
Body style 4-door Torpedo
Layout FR
Related Renault Type MT
Engine I4 951cc, 6CV, 15HP
Transmission 3-speed manual
Wheelbase 2450 mm
Length 3350 mm
Width 1370 mm
Height 1720 mm
Predecessor None
Successor Renault NN

The Renault KJ was a compact car or small family car automobile manufactured by Renault from 1923 to 1924.

Details and Evolutions[edit]

The Renault KJ was presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris in 1923, the project was created and designed by Louis Renault. A car of the medium social class, its competitors were the Peugeot Quadrilette and the Citroen Type C, the Renault KJ was mechanically similar to the Renault Type MT, but it had a nautic style body or skiff or boattail style.

Like almost all Renaults up till this time, the car used a cone based clutch, combined with a three speed manual transmission as on the old pre-war 10CV. The brakes only affected the rear wheels. The prominent "gills" on the sides of the bonnet/hood reflected the positioning of the radiator behind the engine.

In 1924 Renault ceased production of this model and replaced it with the Renault NN.


  • KJ1


  • Speed: 70 km/h
  • Power: 15HP (6CV)