Renault is bringing a new 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine sometime next year, which will power the Triber and the upcoming HBC sub-compact SUV.
As Renault has decided to discontinue diesel engines post BS-6 norms, it is going to add more petrol engines in the range. Earlier, we reported that Renault Triber will get a turbo-petrol engine sometime later, has now been confirmed through reports.
Autocar reports that Renaut has actually planned to bring the 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit for the Triber. The exact timeline is not specified but we could see this happening by mid-2020, post introduction of BS-6 norms.
The same engine will also come on Renault’s upcoming HBC sub-compact SUV. It is set to make an appearance at the 2020 Auto Expo, most likely in its production form. The turbo-petrol unit should be capable of producing around 95 BHP. The engine will also get dual variable valve timing and an exhaust manifold partially integrated into the cylinder head.
As of now, the Renault Triber comes with a 1.0 Litre petrol unit, that produces 72 BHP and 96 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. An AMT gearbox will be added on the Triber very soon. That is unknown whether both the engines will get AMT.
Renault Triber is a 7-seater car that is under 4-metres long. The MPV is priced starting from Rs 4.95 Lakhs (ex-showroom), undercutting the price of Ertiga by a huge difference. Also, the Triber comes with the flexibility of turning into a 2-seater, 5-seater and a 6-seater as well.
Talking about the upcoming HBC SUV, it is based on the same platform of Triber. It will be under 4-metres and will also be one of the lightest SUV in its competition. It will go against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300.
At the 2020 Auto Expo, Renault might also showcase the electric version of the Renault Kwid, in a concept form. It has already been launched in India and we might get the same version in India too.