This new Renault product is based on a new platform, which is a modified version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform. With its launch expected in July this year, expect the Triber to be priced in the Rs 5.5 – 8 lakh range.
Renault has finally given its upcoming product, codenamed RBC, a name – say hello to the new Triber. Expected to be launched in July this year, the Triber is likely to be priced in the Rs 5.5 – 8 lakh range, creating a bridge between the Renault Kwid and the SUV products of the company. The French carmaker has also released a teaser image flaunting the silhouette of the car, which has a rather flat bonnet and an upright front grille.
If the spy shots of the car are anything to go by, Renault has smartly reduced the front and rear overhangs to push the front and rear wheels as far apart as possible. This has allowed more space in the cabin, consequently adding a third row of seats. Renault is also expected to give the Triber a long equipment list. The Triber will come fitted with LED DRLs, a touchscreen infotainment unit (possibly borrowed from the Kwid), front airbags, rear parking sensors and more. Additionally, the Triber is a product that Renault says has been Made for India - both the design and the development.
While the details of the engine have still not been revealed, we expect the Renault Triber to be powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol motor from the Kwid. While this engine makes 67bhp and 91Nm in the Kwid, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it tuned to make more power and torque for the Triber, given the fact that it will have more passengers. This engine will come paired with a 5-speed manual – an AMT may be introduced at a later stage.
The Triber has the advantage of creating a segment of its own. It will be more premium and spacious than the Datsun Go+, at the same time, it will be considerably cheaper than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. With that in mind, the Triber won’t quite have a direct competitor in the country.