The Datsun GO+ was quite a revolutionary vehicle in itself – before this car, no other manufacturer dared to make a sub-four-meter passenger car for seven passengers. Yes, there were Omni and Eeco from Maruti Suzuki, but then, these two vehicles largely serve the commercial market. Sadly, however, things couldn't work well for the GO+, which was mostly due to its unattractive design and a built-to-cost interior. While the facelift came across as a more premium offering, it continues to stay off the wish list of the car buyers.
While many manufacturers didn’t see much potential in the sub-four-meter MPV segment, Renault is finally ready to come up with its offering for this segment in the form of the Triber. Going by the first impression, the Renault Triber is all set to redefine the segment with its more premium and rugged appeal in and out. Following is our Renault Triber vs Datsun GO to help you find out how these two offerings stack up against each other.
Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Design Comparison
The exterior design does create the very first impression about the car, and in this case, the Renault Triber generates a rather stronger one. Compared to the simple and sober Datsun GO+, which is more inclined towards a mature set of buyers, the Renault Triber looks youthful with its more modern avatar. Design elements like silver skid plates at both front and rear, side body cladding, bigger 15-inch wheels, big roof rails, squared bonnet design and higher ground clearance of 182mm do make one feel that the Renault Triber has the promised SUV character in it.
Even on the inside, the Renault Triber has got an edge over the Datsun GO+, thanks to more innovatively styled and more modern looking dashboard design and overall interior layout. Both the vehicles come with a seating configuration of 5+2, with three rows of seats. However, it is inside the Renault Triber that one can find more seating arrangements and flexibility options.
The Datsun GO+ comes with a much more conventional approach when it comes to the design of the dashboard, with the hexagonal theme for the center console reducing the plain appeal of the cabin. On the contrary, the Renault Triber features a very radical design for the dashboard, with silver accents and trapezoidal AC vents giving it a more premium appeal. The bulging out hump below the center console, which houses the push start stop button, looks quite innovative. Even the aircon controls in the Renault Triber look and feel better to use, as compared to the flimsy levers in the Datsun GO+.
Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Features Comparison
While both the cars are blessed with daytime running LEDs on their front-end, the Triber additionally benefits from projector headlamps. In addition to it, the Renault Triber also gets double wipers for front windshield as compared to the single wiper on the Datsun GO+. However, the Datsun Go+ has got more stylish looking set of machined alloy wheels as compared to rather simple silver-painted ones of the Renault Triber.
While both the cars feature 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, the system in the Triber feels slicker and more intuitive to use, with the additional feature of a reverse camera giving it a clear advantage. Also, the additional features like a fully digital instrument console, more cup holders and small storage spaces, cooled glove box and push-button start with keyless entry and smart key card make the Renault Triber feel more upmarket.
Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Specifications Comparison
The Datsun GO+ is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces a maximum power output of 69 PS and a peak torque output of 104 Nm. In comparison, the Renault Triber comes with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that offers 72 PS of maximum power and 96 Nm of peak torque. Both the cars offer a 5-speed manual gearbox.
When it comes to dimensions, the Datsun GO+ is 5 mm longer (Length – 3,995mm) than the Renault Triber (Length – 3,990mm). However, with a wheelbase of 2,636mm, the Triber triumphs over the GO+’(wheelbase- 2,450 mm). The Renault Triber possesses better in-cabin space in comparison. Also, the Renault Triber is wider by almost 100 mm and is even taller than the Datsun GO+ by almost 136 mm. This makes the Renault Triber visually bigger than the Datsun GO+. In addition to it, the Renault Triber also comes with a higher ground clearance of 182 mm compared to the 170 mm in the Datsun Go+, and rides on bigger wheels (15-inch compared to 14-inch in the Datsun GO+).
Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Price Comparison
Currently, the Datsun GO+ is available in four different variants, with the prices starting at Rs. 3.86 lakh for the base D variant and going all the way up to Rs. 5.94 lakh for the top-spec T(O). Compared to that, while the prices of Renault Triber are yet to be revealed, factors like the more premium design in and out, more features and larger dimensions clearly signify that the Triber will be priced at a premium over the Datsun Go+. However, with prices expected to start at Rs 4.5 lakh, the Triber should come across as a better value for money proposition.