Renault 20 TL 1975
Production 1975 - 1984
Predecessor: Renault 16
Successor: Renault 25
Class: Executive car
Body style: 5 door hatchback
Layout: FF layout
Engine: 1.6 L I4 - 2.0 L I4 - 2.0 L I4 - 2.2 L I4 - 2.1 L diesel I4 - 2.1 L turbodiesel I4 - 2.7 L PRV V6
Transmission: 4 speed all synchromesh
Wheelbase: 105 in (2,667 mm)
Length: 178 in (4,521 mm)
Width: 68 in (1,727 mm)
Curb weight: 2,910 lb (1,320 kg)
The more affordable Renault 20, which was presented at the Paris Salon in November 1975 (exactly eight months after the Renault 30 TS), used the same hatchback body styling as the 30 but with two rectangular headlights instead of the R30's quadruple round lights. Under the bonnet, the 20 had the smaller four-cylinder 1647 cc engine (from the Renault 16 TX) rated at 90 PS (66 kW). Other technical differences between the 20 and 30 were that 20 used drum brakes at the rear wheels, 13 inch wheel rims, and a smaller 60 litre fuel tank. The 20 came in three different trim variations: L, TL and GTL. The two cars were effectively two 'badge engineered' versions of the same car with separate numeric classification.
Both the 20 & 30 were advanced in terms of safety, featuring front and rear crumple zones as well as side impact protection.