Renault India is getting closer to the launch of their all new MPV, the Triber. Last month, the company revealed official sketches of Triber, which gave a brief idea regarding the the front and rear design. Now, thanks to automotive enthusiast Anoop Balakrishnan, side view too has been detailed.
Renault Triber side view photos clearly reveal the compact size of the MPV. It looks more like a compact SUV, than an MPV. What is even more interesting is the fact that the Triber is being benchmarked against a smaller car – Maruti Ignis. The Renault Triber below was spied testing along side a Maruti Ignis wearing license no TN 19 AK 2463. This car is owned by Renault Nissan Technology, as per RTO data.
Previously, Renault Triber had been spotted in AMT guise. The Maruti Ignis testing with the Triber, is also a petrol AMT unit. It is safe to assume that it is the petrol AMT variant of Triber which is on test in the images.
Renault Triber is based on the same platform as the Kwid. Some similarities to the Kwid are also noted on the new Triber, especially where its front end design is concerned. Like the Kwid, the Triber will also be positioned on the CMF-A platform. The design elements to the rear seem to be borrowed from the Lodgy. Tail lamps units are horizontally positioned, adding an illusion of the Triber being wider than it actually is. Other exterior features include a large front grille with chrome accents, LED DRLs, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, LED tail lamps, alloy wheels, front disc brake, rear drum brake.
Renault Triber, in a tall boy format offers added headroom. It comes with a segment first feature where rear 3rd row seats can be removed, thus creating added luggage space. The cabin is done up in a two tone black and beige color scheme. It will get a large touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In compliance with new safety norms, it will receive dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, reverse camera and a speed warning system.
Sharing engine and transmission options with the Renault Kwid, the Triber could be powered by a more powerful 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder engine offering around 75 bhp power and 100 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual and AMT sending power to front wheels. Diesel option will not be on offer. Set to mark its entry into the low cost MPV segment, the Renault Triber is expected to be priced between Rs.5-7.5 lakhs. It will offer competition to compact SUVs like Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon.