Renault Triber has been available with a naturally aspirated 1-litre petrol engine.
A 1-liter turbocharged petrol engine will join it in 2020.
Rumored to develop over 90 bhp, more torque spread as well.
The Renault Triber has found a lot of success because of its combination of space, features, and price. However, with a full load of the current 72 bhp, 96 Nm 1-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine might not feel the peppiest. That’s why the Triber is scheduled for an addition to its powerplant – turbocharged petrol.
The new engine will also displace 1-litre and will also have three cylinders, but it won’t be a simple turbocharger addition to the current engine. This new engine is related to the turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that Renault Nissan has. It will meet BS Vl emission norms, obviously, and will offer a ton of tech, including variable valve timing for both the intake and exhaust valves, and an exhaust manifold that is partly integrated into the head.
It is rumored to generate a power figure in the 95 bhp range, and because of the turbocharger, the torque spread will be very good as well. There is no word on whether it will be equipped with an automatic gearbox – India prefers AMTs for their cost-effectiveness, while petrol engines from the Renault Nissan alliance typically get equipped with CVTs, which are a major cost over a manual gearbox, but neither possibility can be ruled out. An AMT transmission is in the works for the Triber, so we expect it to have a great chance of debuting in the Indian market.
The Triber turbo engine is a very interesting prospect for the Indian marketplace – the current petrol engine in the Duster and Captur is a naturally aspirated unit that generates 105 bhp. With the better torque spread of the upcoming 1-litre turbo-petrol, it won’t be too much of a reach for the manufacturer to put the new engine to duty in these two models as well.