Pro Tip: Renault is yet to confirm the Triber’s official launch date, but a launch in August, almost two months after its global showcase, can’t be ruled out.
Renault Triber, a sub-4m 7-seat crossover,debuted in India in June, and it is now rumoured to launch in August. The Triber will be the second sub-4m car (that is not a van) in India, after the Datsun Go+, with the capability to seat seven people.
The Triber is based on a reworked version of the Kwid’s chassis and will be positioned between the Kwid and Duster in Renault’s India portfolio. It will be available with a petrol engine only, most likely a 1.0-litre unit. The engine will be available with the option of both manual transmission and AMT.
As far as Triber’s features are concerned, what stands out is its versatile seating. With all the seats up, the Triber can seat seven people, but it is possible to convert it into a six-, five-, four- or even a two-seater, if required. The Triber will be equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system in its top variant, but won’t get steering-mounted controls. It will get dedicated air-con vents for passengers in all rows.
Standard list of features will include rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, ABS and speed alert system. The top variant will get two more airbags to take the total count to four. The Triber won’t get alloy wheels even in its top variant, but will feature creature comforts in the form of electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs and cooled front centre console.
The Triber won’t be as expensive as sub-4m SUVs like the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. We expect its prices to start from around the Rs 5.5 lakh mark. Its top variant is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 7 lakh.