Renault Triber compact MPV: Bookings to open next week as launch impends

Bookings for Renault Triber to begin next week

Renault unveiled the Triber last month in India and the car will be launched here next month. We brought you the exclusive pricing details of the Triber some time back according to which the prices will start from Rs. 4.4 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the base variant and go all the way up to Rs. 5.8 lakhs for the top-end trim. Now, details about the official booking dates of the car have surfaced. According to Carwale, Renault will officially start taking bookings for the Triber from next week. Based on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform, the Triber will chiefly target the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga as a low-cost alternative. It will be available in four trim levels – RXE, RXS, RXT and RXZ.

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The length of the Renault Trier has been kept under 4 meters in order to get tax benefits and keep the prices competitive. Previously, the Datsun Go+ introduced the idea of a sub-4 meter compact MPV but it didn’t gather much attention. Renault, however, says that the Triber is a well-rounded product that will be liked by people from all walks of life, particularly young people who want more space in their cars without spending a fortune on it. The Triber will be sold as a five-seater and will have an option to be fitted with an extra row of seats from dealerships to make it a 6/7 seater. The two additional seats that can be installed as the third row in this unique compact MPV can be purchased for Rs. 3,000 each.

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Talking of dimensions, the Triber will measure 3,990 mm in length, 1,739 mm in width and 1,643 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,636 mm along with a ground clearance of 182 mm, which is better than almost all the hatchbacks sold in India. Further, the kerb weight of the Renault Triber is pegged at  947 kg that would result in a decent performance. Speaking of features, the Triber will come with a touchscreen infotainment system, cooled central storage area, 12V charging sockets and AC vents in each row and a cooled glove box, keyless entry and many other creature comforts. Airbags, reverse parking sensors and ABS will be standard on the top-end trim.

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Talking about the engine powering the Triber, it will be a 1-litre 3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that is also found under the hood of the Kwid. This engine churns out 72 Bhp of power along with 96 Nm of torque on the Triber which is more than the Kwid’s power figures. The engine has been retuned for better power outputs as the Triber is heavier than the Kwid and will also have to carry much heavier loads than the hatchback. A five-speed manual gearbox will be offered with the Triber among with a 5-speed manual AMT option.