Last month, Renault unveiled the Triber, a new MPV for emerging markets like India and Indonesia. While the whole idea of is product is to serve economy customers, IAB's digital artist Shoeb Kalania has thoughtfully worked on enhancing it for customers prioritising performance and sportiness equally to create a sporty R.S. variant. In all likeliness, the Renault Triber R.S. is going to remain just a work of imagination as there are little chances of the idea of such a low-volume product coming to fruition.
The rendered Renault Triber R.S. incorporates a number of design tweaks for a sportier styling. At the front, there's a mesh grille, a more aggressive lower air intake, redesigned fog lamp housing with Renault Megane R.S.-inspired, LED fog lamps in a chequered design. Skid plates have been given a miss and the plain jane alloy wheels have been replaced with sportier, machine-cut alloy wheels. The ORVMs are the same as that of the standard variant, but they have been given black caps to go with the sportier theme.
If Renault was indeed going to make a Triber R.S., and that too like a proper European R.S. model, it would offer it with with a more powerful and torquier engine, perhaps its new 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine co-developed with Daimler, as well as a stiffer chassis, sports suspension, reworked steering wheel, all four disc brakes, paddle shifters, sports seats (driver and co-driver) and much more. For a low-cost model the Triber, though, it all comes down to economics. The best one can expect in reality is a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine, a sporty body kit, distinctive alloy wheels and an all-black interior.
The Renault Triber will be launched in India in August. It will compete with the Datsun GO+ and reportedly be priced from INR 4.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).