Renault showcased the Triber with a 5-speed AMT at the 2020 Auto Expo. the carmaker also displayed a 1.0L turbo-petrol engine, which would soon be seen doing duties on the Triber to make it as powerful as Hyundai Aura.
We earlier reported that Renault showcased the AMT version of its entry-level MPV at the Auto Expo. Alongside the AMT-equipped version of the car, the manufacturer showcased a set of turbocharged petrol engines which Renault have named as TCE (Turbo Control Efficiency). The engine lineup comprised of an HR10 1.0L TCE and an HR13 1.3L TCE motors, former will soon be seen on the Triber. With this engine, the Triber would fall in line with Hyundai Aura in terms of performance.
The 1.0L TCE engine is tuned to produce a peak power output of 100 PS and a max torque of 160 Nm. Helping it push these numbers is a turbocharger, which force-feeds the engine with a denser charge of air. These power figures are in line with Hyundai’s newest compact sedan – Hyundai Aura. The Aura also gets an option of a 1.0L turbo-petrol engine that belts out a 100 PS and 173 Nm as its peak power and torque output, respectively. Though Aura and Triber weigh almost identical to each other, we expect the Aura to offer better performance as the compact sedan will seat 2 occupants lesser than the compact-MPV.
The idea behind introducing the new turbo-petrol engine is to give the buyers an option to choose a much more tractable engine than the outgoing unit. The outgoing unit is also a 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol with a rated output of 71 bhp and 96 Nm, and will soon be getting an option of 5-speed AMT, as opposed to only a 5-speed stick shift transmission option at the moment.
The upcoming HR10 1.0L TCE engine is a downsized version of the HR13 1.3L TCE engine Renault, also showcased at its pavilion at the Auto Expo. The bigger displacement 1.3L unit is co-developed by Renault and Daimler and will be seen on the car sold under the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi JV, along with a few upcoming Mercedes cars in India.
As of now, the Renault Triber carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 4.99 lakh for the base-spec RXE variant and tops out at Rs. 6.78 lakh for the range-topping RXZ variant. However, with the turbo-petrol engine, we expect the prices to go increase by at least Rs. 50,000.