With the New Kwid receiving a positive response in the Indian market, Renault decided to up the game by launching the Triber MPV. This is the second MPV to roll out from Renault’s stable, first being the Lodgy which didn’t perform quite as well as anticipated. The Triber has been developed on a new platform, offering good headroom and legroom and it has been positioned between the Kwid and the Duster.
RENAULT TRIBER EXTERIOR
The front profile of the Renault Triber is offered with a wide grille with a chrome garnish around it, a projector headlamp setup and the DRL’s are placed at the lower half of the bumper. Moving to the side profile, we see that this MPV runs on 14-inch flexed style alloy wheels and it also gets body cladding to give it a rugged look. At the rear end, the Triber gets split tail lamp set up, roof-mounted stop lamp, and a skid plate at the lower part of the bumper.
RENAULT TRIBER INTERIOR
Stepping inside the cabin, you will feel that the interior is very roomy and spacious in comparison to the dimensions or size of this MPV. Renault offers the interiors of the Triber with the dual-tone scheme and it comes equipped with a new MID instrument cluster and dual glove box setup in which the lower glove box is cooled. Just like other MPV’s, the Triber also gets a seven-seat configuration with a split-fold/slide second row. The third row can accommodate an average adult well, but can surely be left for the children. With the third row up, the boot space has to be compromised. In terms of creature comfort features and modern equipment, this MPV comes loaded with an 8-inch MediaNav infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry with a Smart Access Card, Push Start-Stop Button, height-adjustable tilt steering and AC vents for the rear seat occupants.
RENAULT TRIBER DRIVING
The three-cylinder petrol engine provides adequate power to the MPV and doesn’t feel underpowered especially in the city. One the highways it might feel that it requires some more punch while overtaking and while driving in ghat sections. Overall the suspension is tuned effectively to handle the bumps and potholes on the road making it perfect for city use.
RENAULT TRIBER ENGINE
Under the hood of the Renault Triber is a 999cc, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 72 bhp of power and 96 Nm of torque. All of the power produced drives the front wheels of the MPV via 5-speed manual transmission and it also gets an option for an AMT unit.
RENAULT TRIBER SAFETY
The Triber comes loaded with standard safety features such as front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert system and seat belt reminder system for the front passenger and driver. Higher trim levels of this MPV come equipped with additional speed sensing door locks, impact sensing unlock system and 2 side airbags for the front seats.
RENAULT TRIBER MAINTENANCE
Renault offers the Triber with a 2 years / 50,000Km warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 2000 to Rs 3000.
RENAULT TRIBER RIVALS
In the Indian market, the Renault Triber locks its horns with the Datsun Go+, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Maruti Suzuki XL6.
RENAULT TRIBER VALUE
Renault retails the Triber between Rs 4.99 Lakh to Rs 7.22 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). This MPV comes in an impressive price range keeping in mind the overall combination of the package Renault is offering. Cabin space has been utilised very smarty and along with the immense practicality, hence the Triber is excellent for city runs