Renault KJ

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Renault Type KJ
Renault KJ-1 Tourer 1923.jpg
Also calledRenault Type KJ
AssemblyBillancourt, France
DesignerLouis Renault
Body and chassis
ClassCompact car / Small family car (C)
Body styleVariety
RelatedRenault Type MT
EngineI4 951cc, 6CV, 8.3HP
Transmission3-speed manual
Wheelbase2450 mm
Length3350 mm
Width1370 mm
Height1720 mm
SuccessorRenault MT

The Renault KJ was a compact car or small family car automobile manufactured by Renault from 1923 to 1924.

Details and Evolutions[edit]

The Renault KJ was presented at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris in 1923, the project was created and designed by Louis Renault. A car of the medium social class, its competitors were the Peugeot Quadrilette and the Citroen Type C, the Renault KJ was available in a variety of body styles. After only a few months production the "Coal Scuttle" bonnet was replaced with the new style "Alligator" bonnet and the car was designated the KJ1

Like almost all Renaults up till this time, the car used a cone based clutch, combined with a three speed manual transmission as on the old pre-war 10CV. The brakes only affected the rear wheels. The prominent "gills" on the sides of the bonnet/hood reflected the positioning of the radiator behind the engine.

In 1924 Renault ceased production of this model and replaced it with the Renault MT which was similar but, amongst other minor modifications, was fitted with front wheel brakes.


  • KJ1


  • Speed: 70 km/h
  • Power: 15HP (6CV)