Renault has a close eye on the sub 4m segment in India. It already has a hot selling product in Kwid but further wants to capitalise by introducing an MPV, the Triber. Triber is an amalgamation of space of an MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) and the specs and features of a hatchback. The Go+ is from the Datsun brand. Datsun was the first one to launch a 7-seater car in the sub 4m. the company continues to improve the Go+ further. The Triber has had a great success since its launch, reaching the 10,000 sales mark in just over 2 months prior its launch. The same cannot be said for the Go+ which continues to struggle to attract buyers. Lets checkout a comparison of the two:
|DIMENSIONS||RENAULT TRIBER||DATSUN GO+|
|LENGTH||3990 mm||3995 mm|
|WIDTH||1739 mm||1636 mm|
|HEIGHT||1637 mm||1507 mm|
|WHEELBASE||2636 mm||2450 mm|
|WEIGHT||947 kg||882 Kg|
|182 mm||180 mm|
|84 litres||48 litres|
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
|40 litres||35 litres|
|TYRE SIZE||14/15 inch||14 inch|
The Renault Triber is based on a modified version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform, while the Datsun Go+ utilises Nissan’s V platform. Speaking of dimensions, the only parameter where the Go+ beats the Triber is the length, that too by a small amount. The Triber trumps the Go+ in all other parameters. Both the MPVs have similar ground clearance.
Rather than the styling, what matters more in this segment is the practicality of a 7-seater vehicle at an attractive price range. The Triber looks more like a bigger hatchback rather than a conventional MPV. However, it is well proportioned, given that its less than 4m in length. The design has not been kept very sharp unlike the Crysta. Its elegant yet trendy, thanks to the plastic claddings, DRLs, faux skid plates and roof rails. On the other hand, the Go+ has never been a head turner even though it received a mild facelift last year which gave it some new design elements such as a new mesh grille, LED DRLs and new bumper. Its design does appear outdated in the modern era.
With all the third-row seats up, the Triber has an 84 litres boot space. The Triber gets an 8-inch touchscreen. The Datsun Go+ gets some new features, thanks to the facelift. The most noticeable of all is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The quality and finish of some of plastics is not satisfying in the Go+. Features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, auto climate control, MID display, power windows, powered ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering and rear defogger are some of the features available on the top end variants of both the cars.
Both the cars get a petrol engine only. The Kwid sourced 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder engine on the Triber produces 71 bhp at 6250 rpm and 96 Nm of peak torque at 3500 rpm. On the other hand, Datsun’s Go+ is powered by Nissan’s 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine that produces 82 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4200 rpm, making the Go+ more powerful than Triber. The Triber is offered only in 5-speed manual option, whereas the Go+ also gets a CVT option. The Triber boasts of an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 20 kmpl while GO+ has an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 19.41-19.83 kmpl).
The standard safety features in both the cars include ABS with EBD, front dual airbags and rear parking sensors. The topmost variant of the Triber gets 4 airbags.
|RENAULT TRIBER||DATSUN GO+|
Rs. 4.95 Lakh to Rs 7.00 Lakh
Rs. 4.15 Lakh to Rs. 6.83 Lakh
The Triber gave momentum to Renault as the French carmaker posted 63 % growth in October 2019 when compared to the same period in the last year.
The Triber is a well-rounded product in the mini MPV segment. It is good looking, has ample amount of space, loaded with smart features such as twin air con vents for second and third row, push button start, smart access card, four airbags and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It gets decent engine, optimum for city driving. The price tag is very good for a well packaged product like the Triber. The Go+ seems outdated, even though it gets more features than were available earlier, its monthly sales is a justification to that. The Go+ is more powerful than the Triber and gets Nissan’s smooth CVT, yet it lacks the excitement. Triber fares better between the two and is a better buy.
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