CHIQUE DU FRIEMEL, IF YOU WANT
Because it didn't get any more luxurious in the Renault showrooms, between 1979 and 1984, from where the original French made this magnificent attempt to put those grinded Germans to the gründliche crown in the Oberlass. Even then our eastern neighbors were already arrogantly in charge of this segment. Potential customers threw themselves as lemmings on the well-known range of BMW, Audi and to a slightly lesser extent on that of Mercedes-Benz and through their blinkers completely overlooked this chic car. Rücksichtslos.
His ass, that turned out to be the problem. Nice, sure, and also very handy. But unfortunately a bit too distinctive for the retaining clientele in this class. They didn't want a fifth door at all, but a traditional boot lid. Not very open-minded, literally. The luggage room in the 30 was indeed very spacious, but the access to it, too, and that practical fact aroused quite a bit of resistance. In contrast to his streamline, but the conservative German-Dwarfs didn't care. All the more to status and that Renault's beautiful topper was not awarded. By the way, it did not stop the persistent French from trying decently again a decade later with the 25. But that too beauty failed to tackle the Germans.
DISTINCTIVE DUCK IN THE BITE
De Renault 30 TX fell out of tune among its more traditional competitors in an extremely attractive way. Joie de vivre, typically French and a beautiful design by Juchet Gaston. That typical French certainly also applied for its comfort. The French had a name to lose there, but the Renault 30 TX held it effortlessly high. Even with verve. The extremely comfortable suspension, the duvet-thick velvet, or optionally leather upholstery of the spacious furniture and the absence of annoying rolling and driving noises in the interior and especially luxury such as electric windows in front, central locking and an exterior mirror adjustable from inside made the promise of top class automobile fully true. Of course thanks in part to its excellent PRV V6 in the front, which made its debut in Peugeot's 504 Coupé. For the first time since WOⅡ, Renault had another large six-cylinder model in the price lists. The 2664 cc measuring and silky smooth running block delivered such an 130 hp in the standard Renault 30 TS. In this later top model Renault 30 TX the power through the fuel injection system increased to 144 hp. The bottom of the range was already formed by sister model from 1975 20, which was only available with four-cylinder engines and was recognizable by the single headlights, instead of the four round ones in the grill of the Thirty.
A LUXURY PROBLEM
Because despite all the luxury on board, fine driving characteristics and an attractive appearance are just as good as few in this class. Afraid of being taunted and mocked by smuggling friends with a star, a stylized propeller or four rings in their grill. No status, that was the problem. Almost deadly, in the Oberklasse. Still, more than 40.000 found pieces of this one Renault 30 TX their way to a brave and thank goodness owner, before the curtain finally fell in 1984 and the Renault 25 this sub-topper. The King is Dead. Long Live the King!