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Renault Convertible Review

After over one hundred years in the automobile business, Renault knows the importance of a good vehicle and a solid reputation. They earned both through their active participation in the racing world from the beginning. Even today, many people still race Renault vehicles or use them as rally cars in Europe. However, one of the best ways to improve a reputation is to create a car that everyone wants. If the popularity is high, then it is widely believed that the car will sell well once produc... (full review continues below)

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Renault Convertibles

Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet Convertible

Renault Megane Coupe Cabriolet Convertible
Year
2012
MSRP
$26,098
Fuel Economy
40 City / 51 Highway
Engine
1.6L 4C
Seats
4
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Rating: 2.9/5
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Renault Wind Convertible Coupe

Renault Wind Convertible Coupe
Year
2012
MSRP
$22,200
Fuel Economy
18 City / 26 Highway
Engine
1.2L 4C
Seats
2
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  • Currently 4.23/5
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Renault Wind Gordini Convertible Coupe

Renault Wind Gordini Convertible Coupe
Year
2012
MSRP
$24,277
Fuel Economy
18 City / 26 Highway
Engine
1.6L 4C
Seats
2
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  • Currently 4.14/5
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Rating: 2.5/5
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Renault Convertible Reviews

After over one hundred years in the automobile business, Renault knows the importance of a good vehicle and a solid reputation. They earned both through their active participation in the racing world from the beginning. Even today, many people still race Renault vehicles or use them as rally cars in Europe. However, one of the best ways to improve a reputation is to create a car that everyone wants. If the popularity is high, then it is widely believed that the car will sell well once produced. That is exactly the motivation behind the Renault convertible.

Over the years there has been more than one Renault convertible released to the public and, like many brands, they were received well among enthusiasts and drivers. When Renault set out to design the Wind, they had hoped for the same success rate. Created entirely as a roadster, the original Wind was only a concept car. The concept was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2004. It wasn't until many years later that the concept would be turned into a production car and released to the public as the Renault Wind.

The concept Renault convertible features a 136 hp inline-4 engine, however the design of the vehicle was reminiscent of many previous Renault models. Much of the design of the Wind came from a combination of both the Clio and the Megane. On the concept, the steering wheel and pedal adjusted and folded away whenever the door opened. Other components and features were taken from Renault vehicles and a rotating metal roof was added to the top. This concept car received so much attention and stirred up so much desire that Renault set out to build a production car based entirely on the design that they had showcased.

The final production version of the Renault convertible was nearly identical to the concept car. The steering wheel and pedals fold away when the door is opened. The components and features are taken from or based on the Clio and Megane. The engine is 136 hp inline 4. Even the roof is like the concept car with a one piece metal that rotates one hundred eighty degrees backwards. Twelve seconds is how long it takes to fold and put away the convertible roof. The final production comes in three trims with one being the base, one being a mid-range and one being the highest trim available.

This Renault convertible has been on the market since 2010 and is still currently in production. Like past models of convertible, the Wind was received well and offers up the good vehicle and solid reputation that is so important in the automotive world. Though still involved heavily in racing and rallies, Reliant also offers a number of street ready vehicles for enthusiasts and drivers. The Wind is one of few automobiles that do not have a coupe, hatchback or sedan version. From concept to creation, the Wind has been entirely a roadster from the beginning.