Unlike the Signum the Vel Sartis was a revelation in the styling department probably indicating the new corporate face for Renault going forward into the new century. Unfortunately the public didn’t buy into this concept and from 2002-09 only 62,000 were built. That sounds like a big number but when you compared it to the right-hand drive versions produced for the UK market, the one below spotted at the recent St Asaph Car Show car park is a rare beast, only 1200 or so were sold in this configuration over a number of specification levels. Demand was that low that the right-hand drive version was phased out in 2005 when the model had a face lift.
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