Renault Triber Review, Price, Specifications, Interior

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Renault India is going to launch the Kwid-based MPV in the coming weeks. This Renault Triber review will provide you with everything you need to know about this upcoming model's specifications, price, interior, features and more

Renault Triber Introduction

Following the successful Renault Kwid, the French auto manufacturer is going to penetrate into the Indian MPV segment with the launch of the new Triber, which will be the second MPV to be produced by Renault after the Lodgy.

Recently revealed at an international premiere in New Delhi which took place on June 19, 2019, the Renault Triber has proved that it is worth anticipating for. Developed under the cooperation between Renault’s facilities in France and in India, the Triber will be specifically designed for India with some unique features which differentiate it from other vehicles in the same segment. Despite based on its hatchback sibling, the Renault Kwid, the Triber will come with its own identity inside out. Let’s read our detailed Renault Triber review to discover what this upcoming Renault MPV offers.

2019 Renaul Triber yellow front angle

The Renault Triber was officially unveiled last month.

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Renault Triber Review of Design

Exterior

If you look at the Renault Triber, the first thing to realize is that it will bear no resemblance to the Renault Kwid on which it is based.

Front

The front will be pursuant to the company’s latest design philosophy with a bold V-shape grille, which is typical of Renault and comes with numerous chrome elements. Many SUV characteristics will be added to the MPV to give it a bold stance. For example, the bumper will sport a faux skid plate and some chrome components. The grille will be flanked by the two projector headlamps which will contribute to the robust appearance of the MPV. On the lower front, the Renault Triber will be equipped with an all-black honeycomb grille, LED DRLs and fog lights, all of which give the MPV a premium look. The bonnet will be thoroughly sculptured with sharp ceases, which has been indicated by the earlier-released teaser.

2019 Renault Triber orange front angle

The Renault Triber front will have nothing to do with that of the Kwid.

Side profile

Even the side profile will have nothing in common with that of the Kwid. The MPV will get some SUV characteristics such as the bold roof rail and the black plastic cladding which will run across the car body. The MPV is expected to run on fashionable 5-spoke steel pressed wheels with 185/65 R15 tyres. These rims will measure 14 inches in the lower variants and 15 inches in the higher-spec ones.

Furthermore, it will also be equipped with coloured ORVMs integrated with indicators and coloured door handles. One of the typical outstanding features of Renault models will be the variant logo which is positioned on the doors instead of the boot area. The Triber will inherit this tradition with the logo of the variant on the front-left door pillar.

2019 Renault Triber blue side profile

The side profile of the Renault Triber will be equipped with some features like the steel pressed wheels, coloured ORVMS, variant logo, etc.

Rear

The rear will be harmonious with the front, featuring many chrome elements on the bold lettering which reads ‘TRIBER’, polishing large taillights and the bumper with a faux skid plate. Moreover, the large opening tailgate which will allow easy access to the boot space and the stoplights which will be mounted on the roof is expected to give the MPV a unique appearance.

2019 Renault Triber blue rear angle

The rear of the Renault Triber features a unique design.

Generally, the Triber will be a combination of an SUV and an MPV in terms of its exterior design. Although it is based on the Kwid, it will bear no resemblance to the hatchback and have its own identity.

Interior Review

That said, the most unique selling point of the Renault Triber must be its highly practical cabin, which makes it a perfect people mover.

Seating layout

The Triber will have an astonishingly amber cabin with a three-seat-row seating capacity for up to seven people, which is a clear advantage of the vehicle over other sub-4-meter vehicles. The third seat row will not provide a roomy space but it will contribute to the flexibility of the vehicle. The 84-litre cargo space can be expanded to 625 litres with the rear seat rows completely folded or removed. In comparison, the Maruti Ertiga and the Swift offer a 550-litre and 350-litre boot space without the third seat row, respectively. In the six-seater configuration, the boot space of the Renault Triber will measure 320 litres.

The Triber will offer over 100 distinctive seat configurations. The second seat row will be reclinable, slidable, foldable and tumblable, allowing the passengers who sit here to have decent legroom of up to 200 mm. The third row will come with a 50:50 split option and a roof height of 834 mm, which allows the car to accommodate full-size passengers at the back.

2019 Renault Triber second seat row

The Renault Triber offers decent legroom at the second seat row.

 

2019 Renault Triber third seat row

The third seat row of the Renault Triber can house full-size adult passengers.

Interior Features

Like the exterior, the cabin of the Renault Triber will be totally different from that of the Kwid with a more premium-looking dashboard. Despite quite a few hard plastic elements, this can be easily forgiven, considering its aggressive price, which will be announced at its official launch.

Some of the outstanding features will include an all-digital speedometer, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment setup which supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. This is will be one of the largest units among all the under-INR 6 lakh cars in India. This will also be wider than those offered on the Kwid, Duster, Captur and Lodgy. A 3.5-inch MID which shows various information such as speed, fuel mileage and fuel level, a semi-digital instrument cluster, air conditioner vents and 12V charging ports in all three seat rows will also be provided by the Renault Triber.

2019 Renault Triber interior dashboard

The Renault Triber will be equipped with a wide range of comfort and convenience features.

Moreover, the MPV will also be equipped with start/stop push button, electrically adjusted windows and keyless entry. Nevertheless, armrest, automatic temperature control and steering-mounted buttons will be absent. Adding to the practicality of the vehicle will be the seatback pockets, one-litre bottle holders, a spacious cooled glove box in the centre and various cubbyholes which will be of great use when you need to bring along personal things like mobile phones, etc.

2019 Renault Triber interior glovebox

Storage spaces are provided everywhere inside the cabin of the Renault Triber.

Safety features

The Renault Triber will be equipped with a wide array of safety features, which is sure to provide both the driver and the passengers with the utmost safety on each journey. These features will include four airbags which is a segment-leading feature, three-point seatbelts for all the three seat rows, even for the passenger who sits in the middle of the rear seat. To comply with the upcoming safety standards, the Triber will also offer a speed warning system, seatbelt reminders for the driver and the front passengers and rear parking sensors as standard features across all variants and an optional reverse camera on higher-spec variants.

Renault Triber Specifications

Dimensions

The Renault Triber will measure 3.990 mm in length; 1,739 mm in width and 1,643 mm in height with a 2,636 mm wheelbase and a 182 mm ground clearance. It will offer an 84-litre, 320-litre and 626-litre cargo boot space in the 7-seater, 6-seater and 5-seater configuration, respectively.

 

Renault Triber

 Dimensions

 Length

 3,990 mm

 Width

 1,739 mm

 Height

 1,643 mm

 Wheelbase

 2,636 mm

 Ground Clearance

 182 mm

 Boot space

 84 litres (7-seat configuration)

 320 litres (6-seat configuration)

 625 litres (5-seat configuration)

Engine and transmission

The Renault Triber will not be available with a diesel engine option. Instead, it will keep under its hood only a BS6-compliant 1-litre 3-cyl naturally aspirated gasoline burner which can generate a maximum power of 72 HP, which is 3 HP higher than that of the Kwid, and the same peak torque of 96 Nm. The transmission duties will be undertaken by 5-speed manual transmission and EASY-R AMT units.

The power/torque output may seem not sufficient for a seven-seat MPV but Renault claims that the low-speed torque has been optimized to provide the Triber with a decent performance. Moreover, the French automaker is also developing a turbo version of the motor which is expected to make the ride of the MPV much more interesting.

2019 Renault Triber engine

Only one gasoline burner will serve as the power source for the Renault Triber.

Fuel mileage

The Renault Triber is claimed to have an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 20 kmpl and 20.5 kmpl for the manual and automatic versions, respectively. The actual fuel mileage of the MPV can slightly vary, depending on various factors such as its kerb weight, road condition, etc.

 Renault Triber engine types

Max Power 

Peak Torque 

Mileage 

 Transmission

 1-litre 3-cyl naturally aspirated petrol

 72 HP

 96 Nm

 20 - 25 kmpl

 5-speed MT & AMT

Handling and riding quality

The MPV is expected to offer a decent ride by overcoming all the potholes and bumps effortlessly. We will provide you with a more objective Renault Triber review in terms of its handling and riding quality once we test drive it. So, stay tuned with IndianAuto for more updated information.

Also read2019 Renault Triber: Everything you wanted to know about the new Kwid 7-seater

Renault Triber Price and Competition

Once launched in India, the Renault Duster is expected to be agressively priced in a lower range than all the premium MPV in India, from INR 5 lakh to INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price range, the Triber will have no direct competitors in India and will be positioned between the Datsun Go+ (INR 3.86 lakh - INR 5.94 lakh) and the Maruti Ertiga petrol manual version (INR 7.44  lakh - INR 9.50 lakh), both of which are the most reasonably-priced seven seaters available in the Indian auto market currently. The Renault Triber seems to be an attractive package; however, not until a road test is implemented and a comparison between the MPV and its rivals are available, whether the MPV is an ideal option for the Indian auto customers remains unknown.

Renault Triber Expected Price 

 Base variant

 INR 5 lakh

Top variant

 INR 8 lakh

Renault Triber Review Verdict

Renault Triber is the upcoming compact 7-seater MPV especially designed by the French automaker for the Indian auto market. Despite sharing the CMF-A platform with the Renault Kwid, the Triber will feature a unique design inside out with the most unique selling point being the highly practical cabin. It will be powered by only a petrol motor which is mated with both an MT and an AMT unit. The MPV will be specifically designed for India, which will be the leading market for the launch and sales of the vehicle; however, the product is also likely to be exported to other foreign markets as well. Stay tuned to Indian Auto for a detailed Renault Triber review in both text and video formats.

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