With the launch of Renault Triber compact MPV, the auto manufacturer renews its market performance goals. As a company, Renault India, has often been at the receiving end of market generosity and disregard.
Renault Triber compact MPV is based on the CMF-A platform, akin to Renault Kwid. At the time Kwid launched, the brand received plenty of attention. That continues to translate to roughly 5k+ monthly Kwid sales in recent months. For the current fiscal, April-May 2019, Renault has reported 10,488 units sold in the domestic market. Exports for the period stand at 2,168 units.
For May 2019, these numbers are reported at 5,152 domestic sales, and exports are reported at 1,052 units. With the market as a whole battling contracted sales, it’s difficult to predict how the market would react to Renault Triber rightaway..
Prior to Kwid, Renault India became a visible brand with the launch of Duster. Beyond these two cars, Renault in India has found it difficult to replicate success. Renault Triber compact MPV would aim for competitive pricing. For this localisation/local content has been a major focus.
With India being an export hub for Renault, it’s not difficult to see that the company would export the Renault Triber compact MPV to other markets. At the end of 2018, Renaut India posted 2.07 percent market share, and looks to double its sales here by 2021. Last year, domestic sales were reported at 82,368 units.
However, this isn’t Renault’s only ace. When scoping the 2019-22 period, Renault will introduce a new compact SUV (HBC). In addition, Renault Kwid, and Duster facelift will be introduced this year.
In adherence to AIS 145 Safety Norms that are mandated from July 1, 2019, Renault Triber compact MPV features ABS, rear-parking sensors (rear-parking camera for higher variants), dual-front airbags, and a speed warning system.
Renault Triber compact SUV get power from a 1.0 litre, 3-cyl petrol engine that that returns 72ps of power, and 96 Nm of torque, and is mated to a five-speed manual, or AMT (automated transmission). There’s no word if and when a diesel engine will be available. Renault India could bin all its diesel cars in India.
Measured at a length of under 4-metres (3,990 mm) will help Renault reap in cost benefits that are offered to sub 4 metre cars. Renault Triber launch date and price is yet to be revealed.