Renault India has begun producing the Triber compact MPV at the Renault-Nissan joint manufacturing facility at Oragadam, Chennai, ahead of the official launch on 28th August, 2019. Bookings for the compact MPV will open across all Renault dealerships in India from the 17th of August. The booking amount has been pegged at Rs. 11,000. The Triber is a sub-4 meter MPV that shares many parts and the platform with the Renault Kwid, which is also based on the CMF-A platform. However, the Triber is much larger, in terms of length, width, height and wheelbase. The Triber is a 7 seater, and comes with 2 removable seats from the 3rd row, making it extremely versatile. The MPV can be configured with multiple seating options: 2 seats, 4 seats, 6 seats and 7 seats, and this gives the Triber tremendous flexibility. It’s aimed at younger buyers who want an attractive, affordable people mover for both city streets as well as highway road trips.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, had this to say about the Triber.
India is a key market for Groupe Renault. We have a clear objective and strategy to accelerate our expansion in India, by doubling the sales volume to 200,000 units annually over the next three years. Renault TRIBER will play an important role in our expansion plans and will set new benchmarks in terms of space and modularity. Renault TRIBER is targeted at a wide set of customers across segments, led by the B-segment. Renault TRIBER brings to the fore the expertise of our thorough customer understanding, ingenious engineering capability, deep design expertise and strong manufacturing competencies. Renault TRIBER offers Renault’s contemporary design, modern features, unmatched space, roominess and versatility. With the opening of bookings today, we look forward to welcoming more customers to the Renault family.
The Triber will be positioned in between the Kwid and Duster in Renault’s Indian line up. The MPV is also likely to be exported to many emerging markets around the world. It’s powered by the same 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that’s offered on the Kwid, but with higher outputs of 71 Bhp-96 Nm. This engine will get 2 gearbox options: a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed AMT. A kerb weight of just 947 kilograms makes the Triber one among the lightest MPVs to be on sale in the Indian market.
It will not get a diesel engine even as an option, and is front wheel driven. The MPV is likely to meet Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms right from launch. The compact MPV gets AC vents for all three rows. Twin airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts and seat belt reminder are the standard safety features across all trims. A touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be offered on the top-end trim. The Triber’s pricing is likely to start from Rs. 5 lakhs.