Renault India will launch the Triber compact MPV in August 2019 and bookings for the same are likely to commence in the next few days. The French automaker continues to test the Triber on Indian roads, and the latest spyshots show the compact MPV testing without any camouflage save for camo wrap on the wing mirrors. The new spyshots reveal the Triber on Indian roads for the first time given the fact that the MPV was unveiled under studio lights a few weeks ago. Cars on the road usually look a little different when compared to what they look like under studio lights. Meanwhile, check out the spyshots.
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The Renault Triber is based on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform, and is a low cost MPV. Leaked documents of the MPV’s marketing campaign suggests that it would be positioned against budget B-Segment hatchbacks such as the Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. Renault is likely to position the Triber as a spacious and versatile, 7 seat alternative to B-Segment hatchbacks. As for pricing, expect a starting price close to Rs. 5 lakhs, which would make the compact MPV very attractive to those seeking a stylish but affordable people mover that’s a lot cheaper than the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Mahindra Marazzo. The Renault Triber will be aimed at younger car buyers, and this is perhaps why it’ll be priced very affordably.
Under the hood, the familiar 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine borrowed from the Kwid will do duty. This motor makes 72 Bhp of peak power and 96 Nm of peak torque on the Triber, and will be offered with two gearbox options: a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed automated manual transmission (AMT). The AMT unit is expected to get a creep mode and hill hold assist. The Triber’s biggest selling point will be its 3 row seating layout, which can be mixed and matched to maximize either passenger carrying capacity of luggage space. The MPV will get owner customizable seating layouts, and those who want a big boot will be able to completely detach the third row of seats in a matter of minutes.
As for safety, the top-end trims of the Triber will pack 4 airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, a reverse parking camera, speed alerts, seat belt reminders and ISOFIX child seat mounting points. The car qualifies India’s latest safety norms under the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP), which has already come into place for new cars. Right from the outset, the Triber’s 1 liter petrol engine is likely to meet Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms. Renault has plans to export the Triber to emerging markets that have already demonstrated willing buyers for the Kwid.