1984: Renault launched the first multi-purpose vehicle - Espace, more than 10 years before its competitors, defining a whole new car segment.
1990: Although successful on the road and on track, Renault experiences financial troubles and only Collaboration with Volvo and the privatisation of Renault (becoming Renault SA) allowed the company to get back on its feet.
1991: Renault experienced a resurgence in popularity in the UK in 1991 with the launch of Renault Clio and its unforgettable advertising campaign: “Papa, Nicole” (a running series that lasted for seven years, ending with the most-watched TV commercial of all time with over 23 million viewers tuning in).
1996: The successor of R19, Renault Mégane, is one of the first cars to achieve a 4 star rating, the highest at the time, in the EuroNCAP crash test in passenger safety.
2006: Audacious launches followed in the noughties (such as the distinctively styled, Renault Mégane hatchback and its provocative boot form), leading Renault to become in 2006 the UK’s third biggest car brand.