French car manufacturer Renault had recently launched their compact MPV Triber in Indian market. Triber is India’s cheapest MPV with prices starting at Rs 4.95 lakhs, ex-showroom. It is based on Renault CMF-A platform on which Kwid hatchback is also built. The Triber is available in four variants: RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. This sub-four metre MPV has 3 row seats and can seat 7 people in it. The 7 seat layout can be mixed and matched to suit the owner’s requirements. The compact MPV can be configured as a 2, 4, 6 and 7 seater. The last row consists of two removable seats, giving the MPV great flexibility in terms of carrying luggage and passengers.
Just like Kwid, Triber could be a game changer for Renault in India and can start a new sub-four metre MPV segment in Indian market. The Triber is powered by a 1 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine borrowed from the Kwid, but gets higher power and torque outputs. This motor makes 71 Bhp-96 Nm on the Triber, and is offered with a single gearbox option: a 5 speed manual. Higher power and torque figure also means that Triber might be quicker than Kwid. Here is a video from Power Stroke that reveals the 0-100 kmph time and also does a braking test. To watch the acceleration and braking part start from 1:20 seconds. The video starts by showing the exteriors design of the Triber MPV and later moves to the interior and explains all the features that triber comes with. he even pops the hood and shows the engine which we explained above.
Coming to the acceleration part, Renualt Triber managed to reach 100 kmph mark from stand still in 16.72 seconds. The time it took is actually not that bad considering the fact that it only has 1 Litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, which is the same as seen on Renault Kwid but with revised power and torque figures.
Next is the Braking part. Triber takes around 3.74 seconds only to stop the car completely from 100 kmph mark. That again is quite impressive, considering the fact that Triber is actually an MPV. The speed indication of both acceleration test and the braking test are also shown on the fully digital instrument cluster.
The Triber used in the video is the top-end trim version and is feature loaded. It gets Twin airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, ISOFIX child seat provision and speed alerts as safety features that are standard across trims. The touchscreen infotainment unit offers Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth music streaming and calling, and GPS navigation functions. Renault has aimed at targetting young buyers who are looking for an affordable outdoorsy vehicle. sales figures in the upcoming month would reveal whether Renault was successful with their strategy or not.
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