The Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer Nissan’s Indian subsidiary Nissan Motor India recently revealed that is it planning to introduce an MPV based on the Renault Triber in India. The company stated that this forthcoming 7-seater MPV will be based on the Renault-Nissan joint alliance’s CMF-A+ platform. The Nissan MPV will boast similar features and drivetrain options as the Renault Triber in India once it is launched.
As of yet, the company has not announced any dates for the launch of this upcoming MPV however it is anticipated that it could come sometime at the end of 2023. Dimensionally the model will be the same as the Renault Triber and will most likely be offered with the same 1.0L NA 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 71 bhp of power and 96 Nm of torque in the outgoing Triber.
In terms of exterior design, we believe that the Japanese carmaker will give this MPV its own twist and not blatantly copy the Triber as it has already shown with the Magnite which is essentially the same vehicle as the Renaults Kiger. It is also anticipated that Nissan could also add in some features and make it a little more preimium than the Triber to lure in new buyers.
Meanwhile, keyless entry, push-button start, 2nd-row reclining, and 2nd and 3rd row roof-mounted AC vents are some of the features that could be directly taken from the Renault Triber. Furthermore, the detachable third row, LED projector headlights, and an 8″ touchscreen system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will almost certainly be included in the upcoming Nissan MPV.
As for the pricing side of things Nissan could launch this MPV in the range of Rs 6-9 lakh in the country. However if it does go the route of making it a little more premium than the Triber, it could also see a jump in the price compared to the Renault MPV.
In other Nissan news, the company back in October of last year announced that it will be bringing in three new SUVs to the Indian subscontinent in an attempt revive the dying brand in the country. The three SUVs that Nissan Motor India showcased in October were the Fortuner rival – second generation X-Trail, Kicks replacement Juke and a new mid size SUV to take on the Creta and Seltos – the Qashqai.
The first SUV from the three slated to arrive in India will be the Toyota Fortuner’s direct competitor X-Trail. Most likely this top-of-the-line SUV will be making its debut in July of this year. The Nissan X-Trail will only be available in India as a petrol-powered seven-seater SUV at this time.
Based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-C chassis, the new Nissan X-Trail is offered internationally with two engine options: a 2.5-liter normally aspirated petrol engine and a hybrid powertrain with a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Most likely, the 1.5-liter full-hybrid powertrain with Nissan’s e-Power technology, which utilizes the 1.5-liter petrol engine as a generator to charge the batteries but does not move the wheels, would be made available for the Indian auto market.