From 1990 to 2013, the Renault Trucks Magnum was available in semi and rigid configurations and could have had a wheelbase of 6×2 and 4×2.
It launched as the Renault AE (for aerodynamics) in 1990 and was noted for being the first modern truck with a completely flat floor cab and having a separate cab and engine department for increased comfort and manoeuvrability.
At launch, the engines available were the AE380 with 6-cylinder turbo diesel, offering 374 hp and the AE500 with 503hp Mack V8 diesel. It was voted Truck of the Year in 1991.
In 1997, it was marketed as the Renault Trucks Magnum. The cab was redesigned, and new engines were available.
In 1995, the VE20 prototype was presented sporting a redesigned cab. However, it still kept the iconic box model and separated cab and engine.
On Wednesday 26th June 2013, the keys of the last ever Magnum were presented to hauliers Robert Chabbert at Bourge-on-Bresse with a, then, brand new Renault Trucks T present.