Renault’s much-awaited car, the Triber will have its world debut in India next month. The 7 seater vehicle has been spotted testing numerous times of late and will be openly showcased at the 19th of June, 2019. This makes it less than a month away from its unveiling. In Renault’s Indian model lineup, the Triber will sit between the Kwid hatchback and the Duster compact SUV. It will primarily challenge the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga when launched but will be priced much lower than the Ertiga, which is the current best selling MPV of India.
The Renault Triber is built on a highly modified version of the CMF-A platform, which underpins a lot of cars in the Renault-Nissan family. It will be similar to the Datsun Go+ but will come with a lot more features along with being more advanced. The Triber will come with a 7 seat arrangement split in three-rows. The front end design is likely to be inspired by the Renault Kwid and the spy shots seem to confirm that. However, as mentioned earlier, it will be much cheaper than the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Mahindra Marazzo despite being a seven-seater.
What is interesting here is that the third-row seats of the Triber are removable unlike in most other similar vehicles. This means that one has the choice to either carry 5 adults and a full load of luggage or less luggage and more people. This unique setup makes the vehicle extremely flexible as it can offer a lot of cargo space when needed. As for the interiors, the new Renault Triber will come with a newly designed dashboard with two-tone black and beige treatment. It gets trapezoidal AC vents with silver inserts round them along with a large touchscreen infotainment system, which could come with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Commenting on the Triber, Venkatram Mamillapalle – Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said,
“Innovation is a key pillar of our business strategy. While we have showcased our intentions and actions towards future mobility on a global scale, we have a strong innovation story in India as well. This is reflected by our clear product strategy to cater to newer and growing segments of India’s automotive market. Both Duster and Kwid created a strong legacy for the Renault brand in India. We will be launching an all-new car for India this year – Renault Triber, which is another testament to our focus on innovation. Renault Triber is a new car that’s been designed and developed for India. It will bridge the gap between KWID and our SUV offerings in India. With a unique body-style that cannot be classified into a simple category, Renault Triber will offer best-in-class space with first-of-its-kind modularity. We will continue on our innovation journey in India, to develop products that shape the future of India’s automobile transformation.
As for the firepower on the triber, nothing much is known of yet. However, it is likely to be powered by a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine while the possibility of the 1.2-litre petrol engine that powers the Nissan Micra can’t be denied too. Possibilities of using the same 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that is available with the Renault Kwid cannot be ruled out either.
While the unveiling will happen next month, the Triber is expected to be launched during the festive season. This means it will come equipped with all the standard safety features like ABS with EBD, dual-airbags standard, rear parking sensor, driver seatbelt reminder, and drive speed alert. could be offered as standard fitment. If Renault plays the price card well this time, they could have a winner in their hands, especially considering the success such vehicles are having in India of late.
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