Renault India has introduced its first all-new product in a year. The Renault Triber price in India starts from Rs 4.95 lakh and goes up to Rs 6.49 lakh, ex-showroom. There are four trims in the manual – Rxe, Rxl (Rs 5.49 lakh), Rxt (Rs 5.99 lakh) and Rxz (Rs 6.49 lakh), ex-showroom. These are introductory prices and are set to increase soon. The Triber is the company’s sub-4m metre utility vehicle and will compete with the Datsun Go+ as well as hatchbacks like the Maruti Swift as well as Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Pre-bookings for the Renault had started a few days ago for Rs 11,000. Deliveries will begin a few days from now.
Wow, that’ great pricing for the Triber
You bet, it is! The Renault Triber has about 95 per cent localisation and this is why it is priced so competitively. It also uses a modified version of an existing platform (Kwid). The vehicle measures 3,990mm in length, 1,739mm in width, has a height of 1,6343mm and a wheelbase of 2,636mm. The wheelbase is longer than that of some of the premium hatchbacks as well. Renault has ensured that the vehicle has sufficient ground clearance at 182mm. The kerb weight of this MPV is a laughable 947kg.
We like the way the Triber has been designed. Take a look at those projector headlights with DRLs, the chrome studded grille as well as the general silhouette. There is also the skid plates to enhance the muscular look. We also like the interior thought. Things seem to be laid out logically while the digital instrument cluster promises to be unique. Renault has also added rear AC vents while the seats themselves can split in multiple positions. This allows for a wide range of versatility. Storage compartments as well as a cooled glovebox make their presence felt too. The star of the interior packaging, apart from the seats, will be the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system complete with Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.
If we talk about the engine, it again is an uprated version of the Kwid’s 1.0-litre BS-IV petrol SCe motor. This motor now pumps out 72PS of power and 96Nm of torque. It is paired to a 5-speed manual. An AMT is being planned but will be introduced at a later stage along with a BS-VI compliant motor. The claimed fuel efficiency is 20kmpl with the manual trim. Renault says that there isn’t a small diesel available to be used in the Triber and hence there won’t be one in the future.
Here is a look at the accessories list of the Triber