In 1962, the Renault 4CV was replaced by another back-to-basic car, the Renault 4. It was no secret that the “r4" was aimed at giving the Citroën 2CV some competition. Like the 2CV, the r4 had front wheel drive. Renault used the 4CV’s 747cc engine in the r4. A station wagon-like r4 provided seating for four. In later years, the engine was upgraded to the 845cc engine from the Dauphine and then to a higher-geared 1108cc version called the 4GTL. The body is a room 5 door station wagon. It has a sealed cooling system, all-independent suspension by torsion bars, and a unique “pull-push” gear shifter on the dashboard. This car was a design the French loved and it was made up to the mid-1990s.