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Renault has officially revealed the Triber, its new entry-level MPV designed for India and other emerging markets. The company is yet to reveal the launch timeline.
The Renault Triber is an SUV-styled MPV. At the front, it features a large V-shaped grille flanked by aggressive projector headlamps, black cladding, wide lower grille, horizontal LED DRLs, sculpted bonnet, sturdy front bumper and skid plate. The black cladding continues on the sides. The 15-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, roof rails, stepped roof and sleek greenhouse give an interesting style to what’s otherwise a basic-looking MPV. The turn signals are integrated into the front wheel arch cladding.
At the rear, the Renault Triber’s two-part Eagle beak tail lamps underline the width of the vehicle and the skid plate extending the bumper highlight its robustness. Inside, the MPV has a simplistically designed dashboard with straight lines and minimal clutter. The company claims a best-in-class roominess and storage compartment, and great versatility for this MPV.
The Renault Triber is 3,990 mm long, 1,739 mm wide and 1,643 mm tall. It has a 2,636 mm wheelbase. Its boot volume is 84 litres (7-seater condition)/320 litres (6 seater condition)/625 litres (5 seater condition). The sub-4 metre MPV offers sliding, reclinable, foldable and tumble second-row seats. The third-row seats are removable. In all, there are more than 100 different seat-configurations possible. The roof rails have a load carrying capacity of 50 kg. The ground clearance is 182 mm, which is slightly better than the Datsun GO+’s 170 mm.
In addition to projector headlamps, LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels and removable third-row seats, the Renault Triber features 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four airbags, passive keyless entry, 3.5-inch MID and rear parking camera. The Renault Triber is underpinned by the CMF-A platform. It employs a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 72 PS at 6,250 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual are the transmission choices.
The Renault Triber could be priced from over INR 5 lakh (ex-showroom).