The Renault Triber, a Kwid-based MPV, is scheduled to be launched next month. Here is our detailed Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison to give you an idea of how this two compare on aspects like Price, Specifications, Interior
Renault Triber is coming up with all guns blazing to take the seven-seater compact MPV segment in India. Unveiled amid fanfare in Delhi in June 2019, the new Triber is Renault's first-ever sub-four-metre seven-seater car that comes with a whole array of different propositions. Whereas, the recently-launched Hyundai VEnue is also the South Koran brand's initial attempt in the subcompact SUV segments. Though Hyundai comes a bit late to the party of subcompact SUVs with the new Venue, the all-new Venue has surpassed the 50,000 bookings milestone in India after two months of launch.
Since the Renault Triber is a completely new player in a new segment in the country, it does not have to face up to direct rivals in its class and comes to stack up against the premium hatches and SUVs like the Hyundai Venue instead. That said, the arrival of the Renault Triber might steal the limelight of the Venue in the passenger vehicles department. Before we get a chance to hop in the all-new Triber to take our first-drive impression with this much-awaited model, have a look at our Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue comparison to see what the French MPV has to offer on paper with the Korean SUV.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison – Dimensions
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue - Dimensions
84 litres (7-seater)
625 litres (5-seater)
The Triber is built on a modified version of the CMF-A platform that also underpins the Renault Kwid – a popular mass-market hatchback from the French carmaker. After the official debut of the Renault Triber happened in June 2019, the brand new Triber has stayed as a hot topic of discussion for its unique dimensions. Sitting under the four-metre length, the Triber is still fairly a substantial vehicle.
In comparison with the Hyundai Venue, the Renault Tribermight not be the longer and wider model of the lot. However, it is much taller and longer in the wheelbase than the Venue by a margin. Specifically, the Renault Triber’s length and width are respectively 5 mm and 31 mm less than that of the Venue while the MPV is essentially 38 mm higher than the Venue counterpart. The Renault Triber’s trump card lines in its 2,636 mm wheelbase, which is, in fact, among the largest of sub-four-metre vehicles in India. The Triber's wheelbase is 136 mm longer than the Venue’s 2500 mm that will free up more space inside the Triber’s cabin compared to the Hyundai Venue.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison – Exterior
Renault Triber – An International Look
The all-new Triber has been designed under the cooperation of Renault’s design centres based out in Frances and India, which makes the Triber a global product, in effect. The Renault Triber is in sync with the company’s global design language and from this, it has very an international look. In a modern avatar, the Renault Triber has created quite a media hype for its utter aggression and sportiness. The Renault Triber is sure to make heads turn with its sophisticated front end which features striking projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, ultra-premium triple edge front grille with chrome inserts. The skid plates are kitted out in both front and rear bumpers that lends the Triber not only an impressive SUV stance but also intense protection on rough roads. Besides, the sculpted bonnet with character lines, sporty bumpers, black body claddings around the wheel arches, an upright tail, large wraparound tail lamps, roof rails and chunky runners at the sides, etc. also help the car gain a crossover-ish silhouette in the form of a seven-seat multi-purpose vehicle.
Hyundai Venue – An Unmistakable Hyundai SUV
You won’t be mistaking the new Venue for any other but a Hyundai. In fact, the new Venue bears a huge resemblance with other global products from the South Korean mother company like the Hyundai Kona or the Santafe. The signature cascading chrome grille, rectangular split headlights and LED DRLs, flat lends the Venue quite a prominent and aggressive front fascia while strong shoulder line, flared wheel arches and roof rails make its side profile in tandem with the popular Hyundai Creta. Like the Triber, the Hyundai Venue also gets black body claddings stretching all around from the front bumper until the rear, giving it a more rugged look. Its 16-inch stylish diamond-cut alloy wheels look chunkier than the Triber’s 15-inch setup. While the rear end of the Hyundai Venue isn’t quite as prominent as the front and even a set of small tail lamps make it a bit meek, the SUV still carries a handful of cosmetic distinctions at the back such as rear skid plates, bold character line connecting the taillights dual-tone treatments on the bumper as well as imposing plastic inserts.
In a nutshell, the Hyundai Venue seems to follow the conventional approach when talking about its exterior package. Whereas the Renault Triber turns out to ring the changes on its styling and spice things up a bit with its unique crossover-like MPV appearance.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison – Interior
Design and Features
What makes the Hyundai Venuean instant hit in India from day one is not about its external design but the innovatively-designed and feature-laden interior bits. The dashboard is neatly designed with striking horizontal elements that roll out a sense of premium and solidness. We must say, the quality of the materials on the inside of the Venue is best-in-class while the white stitching on the seats, gear lever and steering wheels sends the cabin a contrasting effect with the all-black finish. The 8.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system looks like a tablet but what’s more impressive is the string of buttons below it for quick access to the system operation.
The Hyundai Venue takes pride in its advanced Blue Link connectivity technology, which makes the car a highly connected SUV indeed. This technology provides as many as 33 connectivity features, 10 out of which are specific for the Indian customers. With an embedded SIM card, the Venue allows us to stay connected with the car from every place in the world, as long as your smartphone is still connected to a mobile network. Connectivity features apart, the Hyundai Venue also offers a wide range of comfort-focused bits such as air purifier, power sunroof, wireless charging, passive keyless entry, engine start/stop push button, Arkamys sound system among others.
It is obvious that the most unique selling point of the Renault Triber stands in its practical cabin, which has made the MPV a talk of the town from the very first days of its unveiling. The cabin quality of the Triber is, says, on par with the pricier compact SUVs like the Hyundai Venue, to say the least. Though having no soft-touch material used on the inside, the Triber still offers a good mix of colours and matt textures, all to give the cabin an upmarket look. The dashboard is neatly laid out too, with the inclusion of chrome detailing as well as metallic finishes.
Just similar to the Hyundai Venue, the Renault Triber is also equipped with an 8.0-inch floating infotainment touchscreen compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Push-to-talk and Video Playback. Also unique to the all-new Triber is a 3.5-inch LCD digital instrument cluster that displays necessary information for the tachometer, engine temperature and fuel level. Other outstanding interior features of the Renault Triber comprises dedicated AC vents for the third row of seats, 12V charging socket, Smart Access Card for Keyless Entry, start/stop push-button, etc. that further enhances the comfortable driving experience.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue - Highlighting Features
Smart Access Card
Hyundai's Blue Link Technology
Flexible Seating Configurations
Digital Instrument Cluster
Auto Climate Control
Akarmys Sound Driver
Space and Seating Capacity
The Renault Triber is known for being an ultra-spacious seven-seater MPV sitting under the four-metre footprint. The Renault new car has been thoughtfully designed to offer umber-cool convenience and comfort. That said, it offers as many as 100+ seating configurations along with the boot space of 625 litres (for 5-seater layout) and the interior storage space of 31 litres. The third row employs the Easyfix seats that aid much in freeing up more space for the vehicle. Seating 7 adults comfortably in a sub-four-metre car is never easy, but the Renault Triber has managed to do it very well and it even goes beyond our expectations, in truth.
However, the legroom in the third row is rather adequate and it forces you to sit a bit low. The rear windscreen might be another grouse as it’s a bit too close but the reasonable headroom and legroom, comfortable armrests at the sides and adjustable headrests are to name some strongpoints that gain the Triber’s decent comfort.
The first impression emerged on our mind while stepping in the Venue’s cabin is that it’s a tad smaller than expected. Due to the small windows and dark colour themes, the interior airiness of the Venue is somehow constricted. Nevertheless, the driver seating position is pretty high for the superb outside visibility and sufficient space for the driver’s leg and head. However, for the long-distance drive, the excessive cushioning for the lower back area is quite obvious and that’s also the case for the rear seats. At the rear, the legroom for passengers is apparently an issue, too. It seems really uncomfortable, especially for tall people and the visibility from the rear is also restricted by the high-set front seats, all the ways eroding the sense of space. The good thing is, the decent width of the Venue still manages to enable a proper space for three people. The maximum seating capacity of the Hyundai Venue is 5 people but as said earlier, fat tall adults will feel a bit cramped indeed.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison – Engines
The all-new Renault Triber is coming up with only one engine option on its board. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre BR10 three-cylinder petrol engine that also powers the Renault Kwid but in a higher state of tune. The Triber’s engine can deliver a maximum power of 72 HP and 96 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices of the Triber include a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed EASY-R AMT unit.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue - Engines
5-speed MT/ AMT
6-speed MT/ 7-speed DCT
The Hyundai Venue sounds more convincing with a range of engine-transmission combinations under the bonnet. The SUV is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated Kappa petrol engine tuned for 83 PS/ 115 Nm, a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making a healthy power of 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque along with a 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel unit good for 90PS/ 200 Nm of torque. Transmission duties on the Venue are handled by a 5-speed MT (for the 1.2-litre petrol engine), a 6-speed MT (for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and the 1.4-litre oil diesel) as well as a sophisticated 7-speed DCT unit (exclusive to the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol option).
While the 1.0-litre petrol engine of the upcoming Renault Triber is raising questions among the auto enthusiasts for the performance it shows on the roads. It remains to be known whether the Triber’s 1.0-litre motor is powerful enough to haul the spacious MPV with seven people on board. Hence we’ll keep our words for this part of the comparison until we get our first-drive impression of the new Triber in the coming weeks.
Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison – Verdicts
Currently, the Hyundai Venue is priced competitively at the range of Rs 6.50 – 11.11 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Whereas, the Renault Triber is expected to sit lower at the price range of Rs 5.0- 8.0 Lakh (estimated, ex-showroom), which might become a major advantage of the Triber over its adversary. However, one should be noted that if space, practicality and style are something that you’re seeking in your next car, the new Kwid-based MPV can be seen as the winner of our Renault Triber Vs Hyundai Venue Comparison. On the other hand, if modern connected features, good-looking design and performance are the key attributes to your decision, the Hyundai Venue should win your heart hands down.