Renault Triber AMT road testing commences, caught on cam

03/01/2020 - 14:42 | ,  ,   | Prashant Singh

The Renault Triber AMT that is rumoured to go on sale by March is now being tested on the public roads, spy shots posted by ZigWheels have revealed.

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The Renault Triber AMT is said to be launched in Q1 2020.

The Renault Triber has already been quite a hit offering from the company, and now, an AMT version of the same will further increase its popularity. It will use the Renault Kwid's 5-speed Easy-R AMT unit. It will use the BS-VI version of the current 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine (72 PS/96 Nm). While the 5-speed MT version's fuel economy rating is 20 km/l, the 5-speed AMT version will deliver 20.5 km/l.

Renault is reportedly also working on introducing the HR10 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine in the Kwid. It is a downsized version of the HR13 1.3L turbocharged petrol engine and debuted in the fifth-gen Nissan Micra in 2018.

The HR10 engine is available with/without direct injection. Its maximum power and maximum torque ratings stand at 100 PS (without direct injection)/117 PS (with direct injection) and 160 Nm (without direct injection)/170 Nm (with direct injection) respectively. After in Triber, Renault is said to offer this engine in the HBC sub-4 metre SUV.

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The Renault Triber AMT may be displayed at the Auto Expo 2020.

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The Renault Triber AMT will command a slightly higher premium, mainly because of the updated powertrain and the costlier transmission. Expect it to cost around INR 30,000 to 40,000 higher in comparison to current BS-IV manual version.

BS-VI Renault Triber MT - Prices

Configurations Prices
Triber RXE ₹495000
Triber RXL ₹559000
Triber RXT ₹609000
Triber RXZ ₹663250

[Source: ZigWheels]

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