Renault Triber is one of the most recently launched 7-seater MPV in the country and is also one of the most affordable MPV in its segment. Triber’s does not have a clear competitor when we look at the price, but when it comes to seven seater MPVs it competes with the bigger rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Triber is a very practical MPV and one of the most stand out feature in Triber is that one can fully remove the last row of seats from the car and make more room for luggage if needed.
One of the main drawback that Triber currently has is the engine. Triber gets the same 1.0L three cylinder naturally aspirated engine that Kwid gets. It feels under powered in Triber, specally when the car is fully loaded. Renault has a now come up with a solution for this problem. According to a video by Auto Trend, Renault India has announced that they will be launching a new turbo petrol engine for their new sub-4 meter compact MPV Triber by March this year.
The turbo petrol engine will again be a 1.0L unit and is something already available in Nissan Micra in global market. Renault will also equip their upcoming HBC compact SUV with the same turbocharged petrol engine. The upcoming turbocharged petrol engine is expected to produce around 95 Bhp which is way more powerful than the current 72 bhp producing 1.0L engine. The new turbocharged engine is expected to be renamed and brought under Energy series.
According to the video, Renault has also confirmed that the Renault Triber will get an AMT gearbox, a few months after the launch of the turbo petrol unit. The combination of the turbo petrol engine and the AMT gearbox will make Triber more convenient for city as well as long drives.
Renault Triber has become very popular among people within a very short span of time because of it’s design, features it offers and the practical angle along with value for money proportion. It became so popular that it even outsold Kwid hatchback and became the best selling car from Renault. Currently prices for Triber start at Rs 4.95 lakh and go up till 6.49 lakh. With the introduction of a new turbo petrol engine there are chances that the prices may go up. Even after the price hike, the Triber is expected to retain its position as India’s most affordable MPV.