In a land of japanese beigeness and american blah, there is a little slice of frenchness

So I was driving to go get gas and as I was driving I saw a car I hadn't seen before, and as I drive past I saw it was a Renault, This is the first one I've ever seen.

Its a Fuego, I know very little about french cars so I can't tell you the year or the generation, other than it has a 1.6 liter engine (because it said so on the side. Maybe you can tell me a little bit more about it.