Now that Renault has unveiled the Triber publicly, it is testing it on the roads almost entirely sans camouflage. Team-BHP forum member kaushik_ak recently spotted a Cherry Red-coloured test mule in Karnataka.
The Renault Triber has been designed for emerging markets like India and Indonesia among others. Last week, it was showcased in Indonesia ahead of its official unveiling at the GIIAS 2019. It will be launched in India next month.
The Renault Triber's length has been restricted to 4 metres in order to avoid the heavy taxes levied on the longer vehicles in India. Its external features include a Renault Kwid inspired front fascia which comes with a large V-shaped grille flanked by modern-looking projector headlamps, a wide lower grille, horizontal LED DRLs in a black housing, sculpted bonnet, sturdy front bumper and faux skid plate. On the sides, it has 15-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, roof rails, stepped roof, a sleek greenhouse, while at the back its two-part Eagle beak tail lamps look very dynamic and aggressive.
On the inside, it comes with a slew of comfort, entertainment and safety features, namely, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 3.5-inch MID, rear parking camera, four airbags and passive keyless entry.
The Renault Triber measures 3,990 mm in length, 1,739 mm in width and 1,643 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,636 mm and a ground clearance of 182 mm. The Renault Triber has been developed keeping its luggage and load-carrying capacities in mind. It offers 5+2 seating configuration with fully removable last row of seats. There's 625 litres of space in 5-seater condition, 320 litres space in 6-seater condition and 84 litres space in 7-seater condition.
Under the hood, the Renault Triber has a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine which delivers 72 PS of maximum power at 6,250 rpm and 96 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automated manual transmission. This unit is a modified version of the 1-litre three-cylinder petrol engine of the Renault Kwid.
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