Renault introduced the Frégate in 1951. The Frégate was a series of executive sedans powered by an inline four engine. Two station wagon (estate) variants were offered, these variants were known as the Domaine, and the Manoir, with the Manoir being the more luxurious version. Three notable trim levels were offered during production, Affaires (base), Amiral (intermediate), and Gran Pavois (luxury). Initially, the Frégate was offered with a 2.0L inline four, but in 1956, a larger more powerful 2.1L inline four was fitted. Production of the Renault Frégate and its variants ended in 1960.