Renault Triber MPV has finally made its world premiere in New Delhi, India. Being conceived and designed for the Indian market, it measures under 4-meters in length but with three rows to accommodate up to seven occupants. Underpinning the same architecture as the Kwid, it gets several sportier elements such as skid plates, higher ground clearance and roof-rails. Renault Triber will directly rival the Datsun GO+ which is also a sub-4-meter 7-seater MPV. However, it will also compete with the entry-level variants of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The Triber's third row offers vertical roominess and is movable while the second row is foldable as well as reclining. It offers best-in-segment boot space of 625 litres after folding the third row. The cabin is finished in dual-tone black and beige theme while it rides on 14-inch wheels. Some of the noteworthy features include Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), fully digital LED instrument cluster, 12V charging plugs, centre armrest with refrigerated cup holders, smart keyless access system with engine start/stop button and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Navigation etc. to name a few. The MPV boasts of a twin air conditioning system with vents for the second and third-row passengers.
Having a kerb weight of 947 kgs, the Triber comes with four seating modes: Life, Tribe, Surfing, and Camping. As for the safety features, it will have 4 airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), rear parking sensor, reverse camera, 3-point seatbelt in all rows, high-speed alert system and seat belt reminder as standard. Under the hood, Renault Triber has 1.0L 3-cylinder dual VVT petrol engine which makes top power of 71bhp at 6250rpm and peak torque of 96Nm at 3500rpm. It will be offered with both the 5-speed manual and the 5-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox upon launch. Renault claims that ownership cost for Triber is 20 percent lesser than a premium hatchback.