Renault unveiled the Triber at an event last month and the company will launch the vehicle in India next month. However, a recent post on Team-Bhp carries all the details about the upcoming MPV cum hatchback crossover from the French manufacturer. Barring the price, all the details about the Triber are out now and let’s take a look at what all it has got to offer.
Exterior design and styling
Renault is refraining to call the Triber as an MPV and we can see why. The manufacturer has tried to give it a sub-4 meter SUV like stance along with aggresive body design in order to give it a mass appeal. The slightly flared wheel arches get black cladding on top while on top we see roof rails that can carry up to 50 kg. The Triber has an impressive ground clearance of 182 mm (unladen) and a skid plate at the front.
Projector headlamps are standard across all variants and also present are LED daytime running lights. The Triber measures 3,990 mm in length, 1,739 mm in width, 1,637 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,636 mm. Boot space of the car ranges from 84-625 litres depending on the seat configuration.
Interior & features
Seems like Renault has done its homework about the Indian market thoroughly since the Triber gets a well equipped and spacious cabin in an dual-tone theme. The dashboard is a dual-tone unit and gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice recognition and Bluetooth. Another highlight is the digital instrument cluster that also gets a 3.5-inch MID. The Triber gets manual air-conditioning with independent AC unit and vents for the 2nd and 3rd row. The total internal storage spaces account for 31 litres of space including a cooled glove box.
The Triber gets 7 seats which means it can seat up to 7 people comfortably. The modular seats equipped on the car can slide, recline, fold and tumble (second row) while the third-row seats also have tumble, fold, and remove functions. The variants that come with MediaNAV also get a fast-charging port apart from two 12V charging sockets.
An interesting feature here is the ‘Renault Smart Access Card’ which enables the locking and unlocking the vehicle automatically when it is less than 1 meter from the vehicle. It has a ‘Locate me’ function and a tailgate unlock button as well. Further, the Triber also comes with an Eco mode which encourages the driver to drive economically by giving a score on the basis of acceleration, gear changes and anticipation.
Engine and Safety
Powering the Renault Triber is a 1.0-litre petrol engine with Dual VVT and a variable oil pump. This engine is tuned to churn out around 71 Bhp of power along with 96 Nm of peak torque and will be offered with both manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT). Renault says the new motor offers the right balance between performance and economy, as well as low maintenance costs.
Safety features on the Triber include 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, speed alert, speed-sensing door lock, impact sensing door unlock, panic brake alert and seat belt reminder.