Renault India has just launched the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant version of their best-selling car: the recently-launched Triber compact MPV. Prices of the BS6 compliant Renault Triber start from Rs. 4.99 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The are 4 trims on offer: RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ, and the trim-wise prices of the compact MPV are as follows. RXE: Rs. 4.99 lakh, RXL: Rs. 5.74 lakh, RXT: Rs. 6.24 Lakh and RXZ: Rs. 6.78 lakh. All prices reflect ex-showroom Delhi figures. This makes the MPV pricier by Rs. 5,000-15,000 depending on the variant chosen.
The Triber has been a runaway success for Renault thanks to its attractive design, ample ground clearance, flexible seating and versatile interiors, and finally a cracker of a price tag. The MPV is built on the CMF-A platform that it shares with the Kwid hatchback, with which it shares a range of other parts including the engine and gearbox.
The Renault Triber is offered with a single engine option: a 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol unit with 72 Bhp of peak power and 96 Nm of peak torque. A 5 speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels of this compact MPV, which is soon expected to get a 5 speed automated manual transmission (AMT) option that’s already on offer with the Kwid 1.0.
Apart from the new AMT option, the Triber is also expected to get a 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that Renault will soon offer on multiple cars including the upcoming HBC code-named sub-4 meter compact SUV. The more powerful turbopetrol motor should make the Triber more appealing to those who want more pep for highway drives. What remains to be seen is whether the turbo petrol engine would also be offered with two gearbox options: 5 speed manual and AMT.
An announcement regarding the new variants and engine options of the Triber is expected to come close to the 2020 Indian Auto Expo, a big ticket biennial event that kicks off on the 5th of February. Presently, Triber variants sold in India offer seating for 7 adults, across three rows of seats. The last row of seats can be removed, giving the compact MPV a very capacious boot. The Triber’s middle row of seats can also be manipulated to fit in longer objects as luggage or just to allow the passengers of the third row simply stretch out. This versatility at a very affordable price point is one of the big reasons why the Triber has managed to find a lot of family car buyers. The addition of newer variants only promises to make the compact MPV even more attractive.