Renault India’s big launch for 2019 is a compact MPV called the Triber. Showcased days ago, the Renault Triber compact MPV will be launched next month. CarToq’s sources have revealed that the compact MPV will be priced very competitively. Prices of the Triber will start from Rs. 4.4 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the base variant, going all the way up to Rs. 5.8 lakhs for the top-end trim. Also, 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. This is something that no other MPV in India offers. The Triber is aimed at younger car buyers who want a modern looking, spacious MPV that is very affordable as well.
The Renault Triber is the French automaker’s second MPV for the Indian market with the first being the slow selling Lodgy. Unlike the Lodgy, which is a diesel-only MPV that will be discontinued next year as the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms come into effect, the Triber will be a petrol-only car. It will use the Kwid’s 1 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine tuned to produce 72 Bhp of peak power and 96 Nm of peak torque.
This engine will be offered with two gearbox options: a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed AMT. The Triber will be a front wheel driven MPV that is based on the Renault Kwid’s CMF-A platform. Apart from selling this compact MPV in India, Renault also has plans to export it to developing markets where the Kwid is quite popular.
The compact MPV’s dimensions are as follows. It’ll measure 3,990 mm in length, allowing it to qualify for excise duty benefits as it’s classified as a small car. Width stands at 1,739 mm while the wheelbase measures 2,636 mm. The MPV stands 1,643 mm tall and has a ground clearance of 182 mm, which is quite ample for most Indian conditions. A kerb weight of 947kg means that the 1 liter petrol engine should be peppy enough for everyday use.
Renault’s focus with the Triber has been to boost interior space and the compact MPV comes with decent shoulder room across all three rows: 1,356 mm in the first row, 1,330 mm in the second row and 1,216 mm in the third row. Airbags, reverse parking sensors and ABS will be standard on the top-end trim, along with a touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry and many other creature comforts. Bookings for the car will commence shortly, and deliveries will start right from the launch date.