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The Renault 12 is a family car produced by Renault between 1969 and 1980.

It was built at Renault Australia's assembly plant in the Melbourne suburb of Heidelberg from CKD kits. Various components such as seats were sourced locally.

The Australian range generally followed the UK models, but from about 1971, when new Australian Design Rules were introduced, there had to be some changes, a special local wiper mechanism with a conventional right hand drive pattern (parking on the passenger side) was introduced. This also affected locally assembled Peugeot 504 and Triumph 2.5 models.

In October 1976 the 1289 cc engine was replaced by a larger capacity 1397 cc unit, and this new model was marketed as the Renault 1.4 Litre. In May 1978 it was renamed again and became the Renault Virage. This was identical to the 12, but incorporated twin round headlamps.

Production in Australia ended in 1980.


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