Solido 1:43 Renault Colorale Prairie
Renault produced the Colorale (a combination of the words Colonial and Rurale) between 1950 and 1957. Designed for French olonies overseas with rougher roads as well as rural France, the car was available with four wheel drive. It used the 2383cc engine from the Primaquatre and 1000kg light truck/van, and was rather slow as a result, though not at all fuel efficient. From 1953, the Colorale used the Frégate's 1996cc engine instead, which improved performance slightly and put the car into a lower tax bracket. This Prairie version was the best seller in a range of estate cars, vans and taxis. The Colorale now seems like the precursor of modern MPVs and SUVs, but was not popular in its day.