The much awaited Renault Triber has finally made its global debut in India. The new compact MPV will slot below the Lodgy and above the Kwid in Renault’s model range. Built on the groups CMF-A platform, the Triber measures 3990mm in length, 1739mm, 1643mm in height and uses a wheelbase of 2636mm. and gets a high ground clearance of 182mm
The design of the Triber seeks inspiration from the Captur and other latest Renault models. The nose looks upmarket with the sculpted bonnet, familiar front grille aka Kwid, sweptback headlamps and sporty bumper with daytime running lights and skid plate. The side profile looks tall and that’s particularly true with the presence of big yet functional roof rails and large 15-inch alloy wheels. It also gets an interesting kink in the window line and roof in favour for more room in the third row. The rear however sports large eagle eye taillamps with an integrated roof spoiler and skid plate.
The under four metre long compact MPV gets a roomy interior The third row offers mobile charging points and dedicated roof mounted A/C vents, while the second row gets the vents on the inner part of the b-pillar. The second row also gets the sliding and tumbles down function along with 60:40 split to maximise space and allow for easy movement to the third row.
However the bigger highlight comes from the third row that can be removed altogether to maximise space. Boot space on the other hand stands at 625 litres of boot space in a five seat format, 320 litres in 6 seat format and 84 litres with all three rows up.
Renault says the Triber has been designed to showcase an appealing modern cockpit meant for a friendly warm life on-board. The dashboard gets a black and beige colour scheme and is rich and premium design unlike any model on sale currently. The centre console proudly displays the 20 cm touchscreen system that comes with Media navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with the round but chunky A/C controls. It also gets well integrated A/C vents that blend with the dashboard and blue on black backlit LED instrument cluster with 3.5 inch LCD display.
In terms of features it gets powered outside rear view mirrors, centre armrest in the second row with cupholders, keyless entry, push button start, LED daytime running lights and projector headlamps.
Powering the Triber is a 1 litre three cylinder Energy petrol motor that has been successful globally. It offers dual VVT providing economical combination of good mileage and produces high torque at low rpms. The engine produces 72PS and 96 Nm of torque and comes mated to 5-speed manual and AMT transmission.
Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 5-8 lakhs (ex showroom) the Renault Triber for the moment has just the Datsun GO+ in its competition for now, but things could heat up once the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Waganor MPV arrives.