Renault Triber: Things you need to know about the upcoming MPV in India

That’s not a group name. Instead Renault Triber is the name of the new MPV that will be launched in the second half of 2019. The Renault Triber name was revealed on the brand’s social media handles last night. This particular MPV is based on a modified platform of the Kwid hatchback. It has been spotted testing on multiple occasions in India. Here is all that you need to know about the MPV.

Renault Triber platform

The Renault Triber is based on a modified version of the Kwid. The CMF-A platform is known to be sturdy and highly flexible as well. The MPV body could very well be suited for the same as well. Codenamed RBC, the Triber will boast seven seats, however like the Lodgy one can entirely remove the last row of seats. This will give it much more flexibility though personally, we haven’t seen many Lodgy customers do it.

The car has been designed and developed in India. Trial production runs are believed to have started as well. The launch though happens around July 2019 and exports will start soon thereafter.

Renault Triber design

It follows the typical MPV silhouette. There are LED DRLs on offer and expect the Triber to be the most stylish budget MPV. It’s only competition will be its cousin, the Datsun Go+. However, given the fact that the Go+ hasn’t found too many takers, it will be a task for Renault to moves units of the Triber.

Renault also will have a bit better interior design than the Go+. A touchscreen infotainment system complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be available and so will there be a climate control system.

In terms of safety, complying with the new regulations, the Triber will have dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelt warning, rear parking sensors, speed warning and a left side rearview mirror. Higher up trims will get a reverse camera as well as seat belt pretensioners too.

Renault Triber engine and transmission

While the ubiquitous Kwid 1,0-litre engine could be used in the Triber, our guess says that the power might be uprated. It could produce close to 80PS. The choice of transmission for this petrol engine will be a 5-speed manual. Renault could also put in the famous 1.5-litre K9k diesel too.

Renault Triber price in India

This is where things usually take a turn for the worse, for any company. Renault will not want to repeat the Captur mistake. The Triber price in India could start from as low as Rs 4.80 lakh and go up to Rs 8.2 lakh, ex-Mumbai. This is a competitive pricing and should help it get some customers. Especially those who don’t have the budget for the much bigger Ertiga.

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