Renault NN

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Renault NN
Renault nn 1926 06011701.jpg
Also calledRenault Type NN Town Car
Renault 6 CV
AssemblyBillancourt, France
DesignerLouis Renault
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car / Small family car (C)
Body style4-door Sedan
4-door Torpedo
2-door Coupe
2-door Torpedo
LayoutFR layout
Enginestraight-4 951 cc, 6CV, 17 hp (13 kW), 15 hp (11 kW)
Transmission3-speed manual
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length3,550 mm (139.8 in) - 3,700 mm (145.7 in)
Width1,370 mm (53.9 in)
Height1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Curb weight1,150 kg (2,540 lb)-1,550 kg (3,420 lb)
PredecessorRenault KJ
Renault MT
SuccessorRenault Monasix

The Renault NN, generally known to contemporaries simply as the Renault 6 CV,[1] is a compact car or small family car manufactured by Renault from 1924 to 1930.

Details and evolutions[edit]

Powered by a 4-cylinder 951cc engine, the NN was first presented at the 1924 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris as the successor for Renault Type KJ and Type MT.[2] It was in effect a lengthened version of the MT, with an extra 200 mm (7.9 in) of wheelbase, and the addition of front-wheel brakes.[2]

The exterior design was very simple and family-oriented. Renault at this stage still positioned the radiator behind the engine, which meant that there was no grill at the front, but there were prominent "gills" on the sides of the bonnet/hood for cooling purposes.

The car reached 60 km/h (37 mph) and 150,000 cars were sold. The NN2 was introduced in 1929, a larger and heavier car.

The car was replaced by the Renault Monasix, though this was a larger car and was powered by a (small) 6-cylinder engine. It was only in 1937 that the manufacturer launched a replacement model in the 6 CV class, the Juvaquatre.


  • NN1: Produced from 1924 to 1928
  • NN2: Produced from 1928 to 1929


  • Speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)
  • Power: 15HP (6CV), 17HP (6CV)

Sources and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1929 (salon [Paris, Oct] 1928). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 84s: Page 76. 2006.
  2. ^ a b "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1925 (salon [Paris, Oct] 1924). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 72s: Page 76. 2005.