The 2021 Renault Triber gets a new variant lineup and the company has excluded most features that were earlier offered on lower variants.
Renault India updated its most affordable MPV, the Triber earlier this year. Back then, the MPV was sold in four variants – RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. The French carmaker has kept the base RXE variant as is; however, have rechristened the RXL, RXT and RXZ to RXE+, RXL+ and RXT+ respectively.
Speaking of the base Triber variant, its RXE variant now gets body-coloured door sills as opposed to the blacked-out sills. Renault has also deleted the ‘Energy’ badge from this RXE variant but continues to offer it on the variants above.
The RXE+, which is now the second to base variant, gets roof rails, body-coloured door sills and power windows for the second row. The air-con vents on the sides now get a chrome surround. This variant has also seen a major deletion of features such as air ducts for the second and third rows, cooled cupholders, chrome front grille, body decals, chrome surround for the instrument cluster and plastic seat rail covers. The gloss black accent on the dashboard has been replaced with a matte black finish. Additionally, the body-coloured ORVMs and door handle gets a matte black finish as well.
The new RXL+ (that was the RXT before) gets blacked-out Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVM) and the body-coloured sills. The list of features and equipment that are eliminated include a cooled glovebox, front seatback pocket for the second row, blacked-out B-pillar, Eco scoring mode from the infotainment system and chrome surrounds for the instrument cluster.
The RXZ – which was previously the top-variant – has been turned to RXL+. It gets the features from the RXE+ variant and there is a newly designed gear lever. The new RXL+ misses out on features such as Eco scoring mode from the infotainment system and blacked-out B-Pillar. Renault has also replaced the door-card fabric with plastic trims.
Most likely, Renault India has plans to introduce the Triber with more up-market features at a later stage in its life-cycle. Hence the brand has re-iterated the current variant line-up to keep the cost in check, as well as, make room for a new top-of-the-line RXZ variant. It is highly anticipated that the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which is currently offered in the Renault Kiger, will be soon offered with the Triber as well – especially with the new top-spec variant. The prices of these new variants are expected to be announced by the first week of September 2021.