Renault Triber which is a new hatchback from the company stable has now been launched in India. The pricing for the hatch model starts at INR 4.95 lakhs and goes up to INR 6.49 lakh. It is a seven-seater model which is available to choose from four variants with one engine and one gearbox configuration.
Under the hood, the Renault Triber is loaded with an engine that is an improved iteration of the Kwid’s 1.0-litre (BR10), three-cylinder petrol mill. The engine is said to churn out a maximum power of 72hp and 96Nm of torque in association with a 5-speed manual transmission. With this engine-gearbox configuration, the car can attain the ARAI-claimed mileage of 20kmpl. It is expected that the company could introduce a turbocharged iteration of the 1.0-litre petrol engine in coming future along with an AMT gearbox option. The provided 1.0-litre petrol engine option is BS4-compliant for now which is expected to be upgraded with the BS-6 compliant one before the April 2020 deadline.
The top of the line Triber variants comes packed with features such as an an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a digital instrument cluster, AC vents in all three rows, a cooled centre box, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, power windows, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a rear wash-wipe. While at the safety front, the hatchback is loaded with three-point seat belts on all rows, ABS, reverse parking sensors and at least two airbags. In addition to this, you will get a top-spec variant with the added features likewise front-side airbags and a rear parking camera as well.
The Triber rests on Renault’s modular CMF-A+ platform the unit which is shared from its sibling the Kwid hatchback. Dimensionally, this newly launched hatch measures 3,990mm in length, 1,739mm in width, 1,643mm in height and 2,636mm in wheelbase. The boot space for the Triber is 84 litres which can be increased up to an impressive 625 litres by removing the rear-most seats. The Triber which is an SUV style hatch comes with the ground clearance of 182mm which offers the car a muscular stance.
In its segment, the Triber will see the competition with the likes of the Datsun Go+(INR 3.86-5.94 lakh) and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol variants (INR 7.55-10.06 lakh). But considering the pricing of the Triber (INR 4.95-6.49 lakh), the car will lock horns with the models such as the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 (UBR 4.34-5.33 lakh) and the petrol-powered Hyundai Grand i10 (INR 5.02-7.09 lakh) as well as Ford Figo (INR 5.23-7.70 lakh).
With its Triber the French Carmaker is pondering that with qualities such as compact size, spacious interiors and flexible seating configuration, it would be easier to pull the audience from similar size B segment hatchbacks at such pricing.