In 1980, Berliet and Saviem manufacturers get together to form Renault Véhicules Industriels (RVI). The G range is one of the first ranges of rigids and tractor units made by RVI ; it benefited from Berliet’s skills in terms of engine and Saviem’s for cabs.
Equipped with a 6 cylindre, 9,8-litre diesel engine, the Renault G displays from 180 to 340 hp. It can have a GVWR of 26 tons (rigids) and a AGVW of 44 tons (tractor unit). The braking system (compressed air brake and ABS), air suspensions and the manual gearbox (9 or 18 gears) are the standard features that made the success of the G range. The G260 truck was awarded the 1983 Trucks of the year trophy.
Often equipped with a tipper, the Renault G truck is also used for road works. The most frequent axle configurations are 4×2 or 6×4.
The Renault G range was replaced by the Manager in 1992 then by the Premium Distribution in 1996.