Renault India is all set to launch the Triber compact MPV later today. You can watch the launch event right here on CarToq through the webcast we’ve lined up for you. And before you get to the actual launch event, here’s all you need to know about Renault’s latest.
The Triber is a compact MPV, which means that it’s much smaller than the likes of the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. It measures under 4 meters in length but clever packaging and innovative design has allowed Renault engineers to squeeze in 7 seats across three rows on this MPV. Well, the last two seats aren’t for midgets, and most reviews agree that small adults can indeed fit into the last row of seats. Not everyone needs 7 seats most of the time, which means that lugging around the additional set of seats makes luggage room tight.
To get around this problem, the Triber comes with removable set of seats in the third row. This versatility allows owners to use the Triber as a 5, 6 and 7 seater. What’s more, the middle row of the MPV can also be folded flat, liberating huge room for luggage. By removing one of the two seats in the third row and folding down a part of the middle row, the Triber can also be used to move long objects. To sum it up, this MPV is designed to be versatile.
What powers it?
If you’ve been following CarToq, you’ll know that the Triber shares the CMF-A platform with the Kwid, but is significantly longer. It also shares the 1 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine with the Kwid but gets additional power and torque outputs to handle the greater weight. The Triber gets 72 Bhp-96 Nm outputs from the petrol engine, which is offered with two gearbox options: 5 speed manual and AMT.
The MPV is front wheel driven, and gets ground clearance of 182 mm, which should make it bad road ready. The insides of the MPV are cheery, and Renault has given it a complete redesign. You won’t really get the feeling of the Kwid in the Triber, save for the touchscreen infotainment unit, which is a shared part. Called MediaNAV, this unit offers Android auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth calling and music streaming, and navigation.
What does it cost?
Well, we expect the Triber to be priced at around Rs. 5 lakhs for the entry-level model considering that it’s based on the Kwid’s low cost platform. ABS and airbags will be standard across trims, and the compact MPV will also get reverse parking sensors, speed alerts and seat belt reminders as other standard safety features. The actual pricing will be revealed at launch. Bookings are already open at Renault dealerships across India, and deliveries will commence from later today.