Renault says the export of the Triber will be expanded to other African and SAARC nations.
Renault India has shipped off the first batch of 600 Tribers to South Africa, thereby commencing the export of its sub-4m people carrier. Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, Venkatram Mamillapalle (Country CEO & MD), Renault India Operations said, 'With the launch of the Triber, Renault has forayed in the largest and the fastest-growing segment of the Indian automobile market. The Triber has already established itself as a breakthrough concept and has seen tremendous acceptance amongst a wide set of car buyers, and we are proud to commence the export of the first batch of 600 Tribers to South Africa. We will continue this growth momentum and expand the export of Triber to other parts of Africa and the SAARC region, alongside growing the Triber family in India.'
Launched here in August 2019, the Triber is a clever, well-engineered product in Renault India's model line-up. Despite being a sub-4m vehicle, the crossover MPV offers oodles of practicality, with enough space for the seating for seven people and 182mm of ground clearance. Moreover, as per last month's data, the Triber is the only model in Renault's current portfolio that has been registering positive sales growth since its launch. After selling 2,490 units in its debut month, Renault managed to sell 6,071 units of the Triber in November, making it its highest-selling model for the month. With this, the Triber is close to reaching the 20,000-unit sales mark.
The Triber is powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder VVT petrol motor that produces 71bhp & 96Nm. However, the engine is only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox at the moment, as an AMT option is likely to be added in coming months. It also gets an 8-inch MediaNav Evolution touchscreen infotainment system, along with an LED instrument cluster, and a removable EASYFIX third row of seats.