Renault Triber Long Term Report: January 2020

By Shivank Bhatt | on January 28, 2020

The Renault Triber entered our long-term fleet this month, and, surprisingly, I’ve been handed the keys of this spacious 7-seat crossover. I am no family man, but I’ve to say that I am liking the extra space that this car offers. On the very first week itself, I drove the Triber to Dehradun and beyond, with four passengers and their ‘winter’ luggage on-board. Of course, on paper, the 1.0-litre motor may not look ready for such a job, but, actually, it turned out to be pretty good. The engine, albeit whiny, cruises comfortably at 100 – 110km/h. Overtaking, however, requires you to send multiple requests to the engine – the motor feels strained and is reluctant to send all its horses to the wheels. Drive it at a leisurely pace, though, and it’s a very comfortable mile-muncher – yes, even when it’s fully-loaded. The ride quality over bad roads stands out in particular. 

In the city, the driveability is decent. There’s enough grunt to pull the car in second gear in start-stop traffic. The clutch has a high biting point, though, and I also feel the pedal is set at a weird angle. The 8-inch touchscreen feels very premium. But I do miss steering-mounted controls. We will talk more about the Triber’s quality, practicality, and driving dynamics in next month’s report…  


When it came: December 2019

Current Odo reading: 3,759kms

Mileage this month: 1,554kms

Fuel efficiency: 16.4km/l

Faults: None

What’s good: Space, comfort, and infotainment system

What’s not: The engine hates hard acceleration/overtaking

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