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iLink Economy Tyres for Cool Classic 1989 Renault 5 Automatic

Article written by Bush Tyres

This modern classic, 1989 Renault 5 Automatic visited our Boston depot for a full set of iLink economy tyres. To find out more about this chic French designed car, read more in our latest blog below.

Is the classic Renault 5 coming back?

The original Renault 5 was first launched in 1972. Production ran all the way through to 1996 over 2 generations. This example is a later, second-generation car manufactured in 1989, fitted with a 1397cc 4-cylinder engine and a 3-speed automatic gearbox.

The more desirable 3 door hatchback always was the more stylish compared to the clunky design of the 5-door variant. This model was not the most powerful “5” ever made for performance.

The chic design of this French hatchback did however win over the hearts and wallets of many drivers at the time. It was a great compact city car with cheap running costs ideal for town driving.

This image didn’t stop the engineering department making some incredible performance variants for motorsport. The most famous example being the infamous “GT turbo.” In 1989, the same year our featured car was registered, Alain Oreille and Gilles Thimonier won the Ivory Coast Rally in Africa. This victory remains the only overall victory for a Group N car in WRC.

With all the history and nostalgia surrounding the Renault 5, it’s no wonder Renault are planning a relaunch of their most famous hatchback.

The nameplate has been selected to launch an all-new Electric powered hatchback. Inspired by the classic design, but now with all the benefits of being a modern Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV). Renault attempting to capture the hearts and wallets of a new generation of drivers once again.image source: Renault 5 Electric - Renault UKImage source: Renault 5 Electric – Renault UK

Being hailed by Renault as the “Rebirth of an icon”, we should see this new model for ourselves from the summer of 2024. If the car can live up to the reputation of its namesake and provide the same levels of economy and joy, Renault could very well have a new icon on their hands.

iLink Tyres

Bush Tyres provide Tyres for all types of vehicles, and at all budgets. Without compromising minimum quality requirements, iLink tyres are selected to provide customers a modern and safe tyre with good wear life and grip,but at a price suitable for everyday drivers.

iLink Economy Tyres for Cool Classic 1989 Renault 5 Automatic

iLink tyres are produced in large volumes in strict quality-controlled factories in China. This volume combined with Bush Tyres buying power, allow savings to be passed directly to the end users.

The tyre is produced by the Shandong Longyue Rubber Group, engineered with innovative designs using the same technology as other premium brands. The company is a well-established rubber processing corporation founded in 1986, employing over 3500 people and producing over 24 million tyres annually.

iLink is available in a wide range of sizes suitable for use on Cars, SUV, Vans, and other vehicles. They also produce tyres for use on road and off road, in all season and winter variants. This Renault 5 uses the L-Grip 16 design, in size 155/70TR13, the pattern is produced in 34 sizes to fit rim sizes from 12 inch to 15-inch.

Would you like iLink Tyres for your daily driven modern or Classic car? We can offer a same day tyre fitting service on these and many other Economy tyres. Please call your local depot for the latest prices and stocking information or use the link below to find the perfect tyre.

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