The Triber MPV will give tough competition to Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza.

Renault Triber sub-4 metre MPVcoming soon to India All you need to know
news Automobiles Monday, July 01, 2019 - 20:29

Renault plans to launch its Triber sub-4 metre MPV in India, after its world premiere here last month. It will give tough competition to Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza. The new sub-4 metre MPV is likely to be priced between Rs.4.4-5.8 lakh.

The Triber is based on a new modified version of the Kwid's CMF — a platform which makes it the most spacious car in its segment. It seems quite long as well since it features a tall-boy stance with a longer wheelbase of 2636mm, though it measures under four metres in length at 3990mm. Renault offers the Triber with new dual-barrel projector headlamps, LED DRLs, a new V-shaped chrome grille, chrome inserts on the bumper, a sculpted clamshell bonnet and a squared-off rear section.

Unlike the other Renault cars, the Triber features a brand-new interior design with a dual-tone colour scheme, a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 3.5-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster. Two roof-mounted AC vents have been offered for the third row of seats, armrests and charging sockets. The safety features of the Triber include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, reverse camera along with seatbelt warning and high speed alert system.

Dimensionally, the Renault Triber measures 3990mm, 1739mm and 1643mm in terms of length, width and height respectively. The car offers large luggage space depending on the seating capacity (84 litres for 7-seater, 320 litres for 6-seater and 625 litres for 5-seater). It is the only sub-4 metre car in India to get three rows of seats.

Powering the MPV is a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of 72PS at 6,250rpm and 96Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. This engine is tethered with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automated manual transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency is 20kmpl for the manual and 20.5kmpl for the Triber AMT. A 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is likely to be offered later.

Till now, the manufacturer hasn’t planned any diesel engine version model, but they are trying to make a more robust turbocharged petrol engine version. The sub-4m Triber is likely to be positioned above the Kwid hatchback and below the Duster SUV. The launch of the all-new Triber is expected to happen in India around the festive season this year.

Show us some love! Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.