Renault Triber, the much-awaited 7-seater MPV has finally made its global debut in India. The sub-4m Triber is likely to be positioned above the Kwid hatchback and below the Duster SUV. It is the only sub-4 metre car in India to get three rows of seats.
The Triber is based on a new modified version of the Kwid's CMF-A platform which makes it the most spacious car in its segment. It seems quite long as well since it features a tall-boy stance with a longer wheelbase of 2636mm, though it measures under four metres in length of 3990mm. Renault offers the Triber with a new dual-barrel projector headlamps, LED DRLs, a new V-shaped chrome grille, chrome inserts on the bumper, a sculpted clamshell bonnet and a squared-off rear section.
Unlike the other Renault cars, the Triber features a brand-new interior design with a dual-tone colour scheme, a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 3.5-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster. Two roof-mounted AC vents have been offered for the third row of seats, armrests and charging sockets. The safety features of the Triber include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, reverse camera along with seatbelt warning and high speed alert system.
The engine powering the new compact MPV of Renault will be the Kwid's 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that comes in an upgraded version. The new 1.0-litre engine with Dual VVT system delivers 72hp power @ 6250rpm and 96Nm of torque @ 3500rpm, which is around 4hp and 5Nm more than the Kwid. The transmission options include a 5-speed Manual and a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The claimed fuel efficiency is 20kmpl for the manual and 20.5kmpl for the Triber AMT. A 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is likely to be offered later.
The launch of the all-new Renault Triber will happen around the festive season of this year. At an anticipated affordable price range of Rs.5.3 lakhs to Rs.8 lakhs, the Triber will take on the likes of the Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza.