Seems that Momaco knows what is missing in our Renault collections! Congratulations for their collaboration with Odeon to produce a couple of Renault 1:43 models that are already produced either long time ago, or were completely missing from the range. Specifically, these the Renault 21 Baccara in it´s 5 door version, and the Renault 18 American, the first version. Great job! Currently all four Renault 1:43 scale models are available at various retailers.


Renault 18 – R18 – Timeline

Brief Renault 18 (R18) timelines in Europe:

  • Introduction of the sedan version in 1978 – Type 1 (Mark 1), launched at Geneva Auto Show
  • Kombi (Estate) Type 1 version is introduced in 1979
  • Renault 18 Turbo – launch in 1980/1
  • 1982 – Face-lift of Type 1
  • 1983/4 – Facelift becomes Type 2 (Mark 2)
  • American and American 2 – 1983 and 1984
  • 1984 – Renault 18 GTX added to the range

Brief Renault 18 timelines in USA (AMC):

  • Renault 18i sedan – 1981 & 1982 models
  • Renault Sportwagon kombi – from 1981 to 1986

Renault 21 Timeline

  • Phase 1 introduced in 1986 (R21, Medallion, Eagle Medallion), sedan, 5 hatchback and kombi, sold in US by AMC as well
  • Kombi introduced in 1987 as Renault 21 Nevada version
  • Phase 2 – Renault 21 hatchback, introduced in 1989, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • 1994 – production ends