Renault showcased the Triber AMT at the 2020 auto expo and it will be launched soon to become the cheapest automatic MPV on sale in the country.
Renault Triber has been doing pretty well in the Indian market. The MPV is loved by the Indian audience for space and practicality that it offers at an attractive price point. The MPV is offered with a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. We earlier told you that the manufacturer will soon be introducing a powerful turbocharged petrol engine in the Triber MPV. However, the manufacturer will be also introducing an automatic transmission option for the buyers of the affordable MPV.
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Renault will be launching the AMT version of the car soon alongside a powerful turbocharged engine.
The automatic variant of the Triber will get a 5-speed AMT to take over the manual operation of the gearbox. With the AMT gearbox on offer, the MPV will miss out on the stick shift to get a Kwid AMT-like rotary knob to shift between modes. No other changes will be made to the car on the inside, while the only change on the outside will be an Éasy-R badge on the tailgate.
To talk of features, the Triber gets an all-digital instrument cluster, AC vents on all rows, projector headlamps, keyless entry, push-button start-stop feature, LED DRLs, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Renault AMT will look identical to its manual counterpart apart from an 'Éasy-R' badging on the tailgate.
Powering the Triber is a 1.0L 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine with a maximum power output of 72PS and peak torque of 96Nm. Renault would soon introduce a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which will churn out 100PS and 160Nm as its peak power and torque outputs. It is expected to be launched around the year-end alongside the AMT version of the car. Currently, the Tiber is priced at Rs. 4.99 lakhs for the base RXE variant, while the top-end RXZ variant is priced at Rs. 6.78 lakhs. The AMT version is expected to get a price hike of around 50,000 INR over its manual counterpart to make it the cheapest automatic MPV on sale in the country.