Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - RT, RTe, RXE etc

View Single Post
post #40 of (permalink) Old 25th August 2008
Platinum member
Horatio's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,475
Nominated 0 Times in 7 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 95 Times in 64 Posts
Originally Posted by delta1066 View Post
So whatever happened to the RU then along with the RA?
Originally Posted by me from before
I've heard with the badging scheme is that the letters are just extracted from the consonants in the word 'Renault.'

'RA', as I recall, was also shortened slang for the IRA (typical usage: 'The RA'.) That obviously wouldn't have been very politically correct. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to test drive the new Ford Taliban.

What's more, RU sounds like 'Roo' and it'd be ludicrous to give a car a name that sounded like 'Kangaroo' wouldn't it?
Currently in Horatio's garage:
2010 Laguna III Initiale.

Last edited by Horatio; 25th August 2008 at 06:56 PM.
Horatio is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome