Renault Triber: Official video gives you an inside-out tour of the compact MPV

Renault India just unveiled the Triber sub-4 meter compact SUV in what was a global premiere in Delhi yesterday. The French automaker will launch the Triber in the next couple of months. It will straddle the vacant space between the likes of the Renault Kwid budget hatchback and the Duster compact SUV. The compact MPV is likely to sport a price tag between Rs. 5-7 lakhs for the base and top end variants respectively. It will be a petrol-only offering, borrowing mechanicals from the Renault Kwid 1.0. In fact, the Triber also shares the CMF-A platform with the Kwid. While the compact MPV has made its global debut in India, it is likely to be sold in multiple emerging markets around the world, where the Kwid is also sold currently. Meanwhile, here is the official video of the compact MPV that gives you an inside-out tour.

As the video indicates, the Renault Triber looks like a raised station wagon, with plenty of ground clearance on offer – 186 mm of it. The wheels have been pushed to the extremities of this sub-4 meter car, and this allows a long wheelbase and consequently plenty of cabin space. The Triber can be configured with multiple seating options that can seat up to 7 passengers, and Renault is betting that the MPV’s sheer versatility will be its major selling points.

Both the middle row and last row of the Triber can be adjusted in multiple ways to make the compact MPV a 5, 6 and 7 seater, with the additional space liberated in smaller seat combinations meant for luggage room. In terms of styling, the Triber does give out many Kwid influences, especially on its side profiles, where the cladding used for the wheel wells and the doors are quite similar to what is offered on the Kwid.

Renault Triber: Official video gives you an inside-out tour of the compact MPV

Under the hood, the Triber will host a 1 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 72 Bhp of peak power and 96 Nm of peak torque. This is the same unit that powers the Kwid 1.0, but with slightly higher power and torque outputs. The compact MPV will share its gearbox options with the Kwid as well – giving buyer choices of 5 speed manual and AMT. It will be front wheel driven, and is likely to deliver a high fuel efficiency of at least 20 Kmpl. Since it’s based on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform, a light weight is a given. It’ll be India’s least priced MPV, undercutting the likes of the Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo and the Toyota Innova Crysta by a big margin. The Triber will be pitched to younger car buyers who want a versatile MPV that’s very affordable.