Finally, the wait for the Triber is over. Renault launched its much-anticipated Triber 7-seater in India on Wednesday at a starting price of Rs 4.95 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in four variants viz., RxE, RxL, RxT and RxZ with five colour options including Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, Electric Blue, Fiery Red and Metal Mustard.
Based on the Renaultâ€™s modular CMF-A+ platform like the Kwid hatchback, the Triber is the most spacious car in its segment boasting a raft of exciting features that include projector headlamps, LED DRLs, rear wash wiper, power windows, a cooled centre box, keyless entry, push start-stop button, a part-digital instrument cluster, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality along with removable third-row seats.
The Renault Triber features a brand-new interior design with a dual-tone beige and grey colour scheme unlike the other Renault cars. The dashboard features a symmetrical design with trapezoidal air-con vents. The cabin looks minimal with less buttons and switches. However, the wide window frames and the adjustable second row seats offer adequate space for seven passengers to travel comfortably.
For safety purpose, along with ABS, the Triber features three-point seat belts on all rows, reverse parking sensors, dual front airbags and a rear parking camera. It is also equipped with AC vents on all three rows.
The engine powering the Triber is the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol motor of the Kwid, but in an upgraded version. It develops 72PS power at 6,250rpm and 96Nm of torque at 3,500rpm and gets mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox. The claimed fuel efficiency (ARAI) is 20kmpl. A 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an AMT gearbox option is likely to be offered later.
Dimensionally, the Renault Triber measures 3990mm, 1739mm and 1643mm in terms of length, width and height respectively. The wheelbase and the ground clearance of the Triber measure 2,636mm and 182mm respectively. The 84-litre boot space can be increased to an impressive luggage room space of 625 litres, by removing the rear-most seats altogether. It is the only sub-4 metre car in India to get three rows of seats.
In terms of competition, the Renault Triber will take on the likes of its rivals Datsun GO+, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Maruti Swift, Ford Figo and the Tata Tigor.
Variant-wise price details (ex-showroom) of Renault Triber are as follows: RxE â€“ Rs 4.95 lakh, RxL â€“ Rs 5.49 lakh, RxS â€“ Rs 5.99 lakh, and RxZ â€“ Rs 6.49 lakh.