The Renault 16 was produced from 1965 to 1980. It was voted European Car of the Year by a board of European motoring journalists in 1966. During its production lifespan, 1,845,959 examples of the 16 were produced. The car was popular in Europe. The hatchback design offered a spacious and comfortable interior. Initially, power was from a 1.6 liter gasoline engine in the GL specification and offered 55 PS (54 horsepower). A TS version was introduced in March of 1968 at the Geneva Motor Show and was powered by a 1.6 liter engine. An automatic version, dubbed the Renault 16 TA, was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969. At the Paris Motor Show in October of 1973, the top-of-the-line model was introduced - the TX. These came with a 5-speed manual transmission, power windows on the front doors and central door locking.
When production of the Renault 16 ended, it was replaced by the Renault 20. By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011