Renault Rodeo

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Renault Rodeo
Renault Rodeo 1.jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Also called ACL Rodeo
Renault Rodeo 4
Renault Rodeo 6
Rodeo Hoggar
Production 1970-1987
60,000 produced
Body and chassis
Class Off-road mini SUV
Body style 2-door cabriolet SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Related Renault 4
Engine Petrol (4 cyl.) : 845 cc (34 PS), 1108 cc (47 PS) and 1289 cc (45 PS)
Length 3,660 mm (144.1 in)
Width 1,589 mm (62.6 in)
Height 1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Curb weight 645 kg (1,422.0 lb)-860 kg (1,896.0 lb)

The Renault Rodeo is a series of off-road mini SUVs produced between 1970 and 1987 by ACL, later called Teilhol, for Renault. In total there were three generations of the Rodeo. At first the car was called ACL Rodeo and the name was changed to Renault Rodeo in July 1976. Car was front wheel drive but could be ordered also with four wheel drive technic supplied by Sinpar.

Rodeo 4 (1970-1981)[edit]

The original Rodeo 4 was based on the platform of the Renault 4 van, with an 845 cc engine.

Rodeo 6 (1972-1981)[edit]

In 1972, a second model appeared, now known as the Rodeo 6. It was still based on the platform of the R4 van, but with the 1108 cc engine of the Renault 6. In 1979, the Rodeo 6 was improved and adopted the 1289 cc engine of the Renault 5. The Rodeo 4 and the Rodeo 6 coexisted from 1972 to 1981.

Rodeo (1981-1987)[edit]

A new model with a smaller and entirely new body replaced the Rodeos 4 and 6 in 1981, simply called the Rodeo. A limited series of all wheel drive versions were built in 1984 only, called the Rodeo Hoggar.

The "Trafic" Rodeo[edit]

The Rodeo name was also used by Renault in Argentina to designate a local variant of the Renault Trafic (1st. generation), which had a flat rear chassis and a flatbed with dropping sides and rear (similar to a pick-up). The flatbed was designed to be removable, allowing Rodeo buyers to use it as a rolling chassis for mounting specific rear compartments.