Founded as long ago as 1899, Renault is a French car maker which at one time was renowned for its design flair. More recent models such as the Renault Megane show little evidence of cutting-edge design, but a conventional shape seems to appeal more to conservative buyers.

The Renault Scenic was truly innovative when it arrived in the 1990s, but many rivals have now caught up, offering their own compact MPVs. The other major sellers on the company's lists are the Renault Clio and Laguna, while the Twingo and Espace are other nameplates that have been around for many years.