Renault Triber, which is the most affordable MPV in India, will soon receive an AMT option along with a new engine variant that will feature a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit
Renault India showcased the Triber AMT at the 2020 Auto Expo. Now, a new report with pictures of a leaked document suggests that the carmaker plans to launch the updated MPV in the Indian market on 18 May 2020. The updated car has been snapped several times while getting tested on public roads. The Tiber MPV is quite popular among the buyers around the country, but an automatic gearbox has always been sorely missed in it. The new model will be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre gasoline engine, which churns out 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of peak torque.
Renault India will commence the bookings of the Triber AMT on the day of its launch
The engine will come paired with the Kwid’s 5-speed Easy-R AMT transmission. The 1.0-litre petrol motor is rated to offer a fuel mileage of 20 kmpl (5-speed MT) and 20.5 kmpl (AMT). The automaker is also working on a new variant that will be powered by HR10 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-pot petrol engine. it is expected to be offered in the near future.
The new powertrain option is the downsized version of the HR13 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol mill, which was introduced a few years back on the international-spec 5th-gen Nissan Micra. The new 1.0-litre petrol engine is offered in two states of tune. The former produces power and torque outputs of 100 PS and 160 Nm, respectively, while the latter belts out 117 PS and 170 Nm. It's the less powerful of the two versions that will make it to the low-cost MPV. The more powerful version, however, will likely power Renault’s upcoming sub-4 meter SUV, codenamed as HBC.
The Renault Triber AMT is expected to be up to Rs 65,000 costlier than the regular model. The bookings of the Tiber AMT will commence on the day of its launch. The ongoing Renault Triber is offered in four different trim levels, namely- RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. It derives power from a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which churns out 71bhp of power at 6,250 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT. The MPV is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to Rs 6.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hence, it's clear that the Renault Triber will soon become the most affordable automatic MPV in India.