The all-new Renault Triber is likely to be launched in India towards the year-end of 2019. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre gasoline engine producing 72 PS/ 96 Nm of torque.
Days ago, the all-new compact MPV from Renault, the Renault Triber was wrapped off to the press and the public with its official launch lined up for some time in the second half of the year. According to a report that surfaced online recently, the upcoming Renault Triber is believed to be priced aggressively in the Indian market, starting from Rs 4.4 Lakh mark (ex-showroom, Delhi).
While the launch date of the Renault Triber is yet to be announced, it is expected to officially go on sale in India by the year-end of 2019.
At launch, the Renault Triber will be competing aggressively with the like of Datsun GO+ which is currently positioned at the price of around Rs 3.87- 5.94 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Triber will be marginally costlier than its arch-rival with the estimated price standing somewhere between Rs 4.4- 5.8 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The all-new Triber will be slotted in the premium people carriers segment and it will be safer and all. That said, the icing on the cake of the Triber should be the long equipment list it has to offer, including projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, a set of 15-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 3.5-inch Multi-information display, PKE (passive keyless entry) and removable third row of seats, etc.
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Of course, the new Triber will conform to the new stringent safety norms which have already come into force in India from today. In addition to the driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, ABS, driver airbag, speed alert and rear parking sensors as mandated by the new norms, the crossover-like Renault MPV will feature side airbag, front passenger’s airbag along with rear parking camera. Dimension wise, the brand new Triber will measure 3,900 mm long, 1,739 mm wide, 1,643 mm high along with the ground clearance of 182 mm and the wheelbase of 2,636 mm. The cargo capacity varies from 84 litres for 7-seater configuration, 320 litres for the 6-seater version to 625 litres for the 5-seater layout.
The Renault Triber will be introduced with only a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol mill at launch.
Powering the Renault Triber will be a 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is capable of generating 72 PS of max power at 6,250 r/m and 96 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 r/m. Transmission duties might be taken over by a standard 5-speed MT along with an option of a 5-speed AMT unit. The diesel engine in the Renault Triber will be given a miss but a more potent turbocharged petrol motor is in the offing.