After being parked for nearly two months, the Triber finally went back to work with full force in the last month. Since it's the only small big car in our long-term fleet, it's our camera team's first choice for a tracking vehicle or for transporting people and equipment. Not to mention, with its seven-seat layout, we all can also maintain social distancing inside the vehicle.
However, with full camera equipment and three heavy-weight people onboard, the Triber does struggle to gain momentum, especially with the aircon on full blast. However, once you get up to 50-60km/h, it doesn't feel as 'powerless'. So, the key is to thrash the motor in each gear and get up to speed really quickly. But this comes at the expense of fuel economy. However, more importantly, this aggressive driving style has affected my 'Eco Scoring' (shows on the touchscreen) adversely, as my score now stands at 74 / 100. Plus, it's given me a mediocre 3-star rating in 'Gear shift' category. On the upside, in 'Acceleration', I have scored a 4, and I got a full 5 star in 'Anticipation'. So, overall, I am happy that I haven't completely gone down in the Triber's estimation.
When it came: December 2019
Current Odo reading: 6,032kms
Mileage this month: 553kms
Fuel efficiency: 13.5km/l
What’s good: Space, practicality
What’s not: Underpowered
Also read - Renault Triber Long Term Report: June 2020