Ahead of official unveil tomorrow, we have compiled a list of things you ought to know about the new Renault Triber. And its quite interesting indeed!
The Renault Triber is all salted for its global unveil tomorrow. Renault has managed to keep the car under cover quite well indeed. The Triber has been spied several times but not much is known about it. Only yesterday, Renault released a teaser image of the Triber which gave us some idea of how the car would look like. So before the Triber is launched tomorrow, here’s what you can expect from the car:
From what could be seen from the teaser image, the face is dominated by a large Renault logo sitting atop the three slat chrome grille. The grille is flanked by projector headlamps on either side and there are LED DRLs on the front bumper which are quite chunky looking too.
The bonnet also gets some nice creases which adds some character and the overall design is in line with Renault’s global design language. The Triber also gets roof rails, a raised ground clearance with short front and rear overhangs. It was thought that the Triber would be an MPV but it now appears to be a cross between an MPV and an SUV. Whatever, it may be, it sure looks imposing.
The interior design is quite different from what we have seen in Renault cars. The Triber comes with a fresh new dashboard design which is dominated by a large infotainment screen on the center. The interior gets dual-tone black and beige treatment with some silver trims along and around the trapezoidal air-con vents. The instrument cluster has also been completely redesigned and probably will also get a digital screen. There are some bits of chrome splashed around the cabin as well.
Features and Safety
The new Renault Triber will be fairly well equipped. It will have a large touchscreen infotainment system which could come with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also have a three-spoke steering wheel, fabric seats and a two-part glove compartment and electric ORVMs.
Most notably, it will feature a removable third row of seats with ample space on offer. On the safety front, it will get features like ABS with EBD, standard dual-airbags, rear parking sensor, driver seatbelt reminder, and speed alert which can come as standard.
The Triber is based on a modified version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform. It not only shares the platfrom but it will also use the Kwid’s 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine which makes 68PS and 91Nm, paired with a five-speed manual or AMT. The engine will of course have better numbers, either through turbocharging or different tuning to compensate for the larger car. There were also rumours of a 1.2L, petrol engine finding its way in the Triber but there has been no confirmation from Renault yet. Also, there has been no word about any diesel engine.
Prices and Competition
The Renault Triber will sit in between the Kwid and the Duster in the company’s line-up. The Triber could be priced something in between Rs. 7-10 lakhs and in terms of pricing, it goes against the premium hatchbacks in the country like the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the likes. However, by the kind of vehicle that the Triber is, it competes against the Datsun Go+ and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. In fact, it sits right in between these two cars. We can’t wait to find out more about the Renault Triber at its unveil event tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates.