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Renault is a French automaker producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. Due to its alliance with Nissan, it is currently the world’s 4th largest automaker behind General Motors, Toyota and Ford. It owns the Romanian automaker Dacia and the Korean automaker Renault Samsung Motors. The company is well known for numerous revolutionary designs, security technologies, and motor racing. Producing cars since late 1898, the Renault corporation was founded in 1899 as Société Renault Frères by Louis Renault, his brothers Marcel and Fernand, and his friends Thomas Evert and Julian Wyer.

The first Renault logo designed in 1900 features the initials of the three Renault brothers – Louis, Ferdinand and Marcek drawn on a medallion.

In 1906, the company signed its first major contract and began large scale production of its vehicles changed its logo to represent the front end of a car enclosed in a gear wheel.

Towards the end of World War I, Renault started manufacturing tanks. In 1919, the company replaced its logo with the image of a tank.
In 1923, the company replaced its tank logo with the Grille-Shaped logo and introduced the name of the car “Renault” in its logo for the first time.

In 1925, the diamond replaces the circle and Renault becomes the “diamond brand” and is called the same today.

In 1946, the brand was nationalized becoming “Regie Nationale des Usines Renault”. This name is immediately added to the brand diamond, which is now Yellow.
The term “Regie Nationale” was dropped in 1959.
In 1972, Renault modernized its logo. The designer, Victor Vaserely redesigned the diamond in the shape of a dynamic 3-D diamond.
In 1992, the logo is enlarged and produced in relief, as part of Renualt’s drive for progress, quality and innovation.
In 2004, Renault presents a new interpretation of its logo, placed on a warm yellow background.
In 2007, Renault begins a wave of 26 vehicl launches. The logo is currounded by a Yellow square – a symbol of quality.
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