Renault India will launch the Triber MPV next week, on 28th August. Ahead of that, they have now detailed the spacious cabin of the 7 seater car officially. Positioned as an affordable MPV, it will be the country’s first modular vehicle with a 7 seater layout which can be configured in a range of different seating arrangements depending on customers’ needs.
The compact MPV measures 3,990mm in length, 1,739mm in width and 1,643mm in height. It comes with a wheelbase of 2,636mm and commands a ground clearance of 182mm. It gets premium design elements with projector headlamps, LED fog lamps and a chrome grille along with wraparound tail lamps.
Roof rails add to its sporty stance along with body cladding skid plates and twin element 5 spoke alloy wheels in a dual tone colour scheme. The 4 modes for seating are – Life Mode (5 seater), Tribe Mode (7 seater), Surf Mode (4 seater) and Camp Mode (2 seater). All have been detailed in the video below.
The cabin, though it commands exclusive seating arrangements, borrows most of its features from the Kwid hatchback. These include a 8.9 cm LCD screen, an 8” multimedia touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, piano black finish on central console and soft touch material all around.
It also meets norms in terms of safety and has passed test for side impact and front offset impact crash tests. The features include 4 airbags (dual front, 2 side), automatic door unlock, a collapsible steering column, rear parking sensors, speed warning alerts, seat belt reminder, ISOFIX child seat mounts and ABS and EBD. These features will be offered as standard across all variants.
Renault claims that the Triber cabin is the most spacious. The front passenger room is 710 mm wide, legroom in 2nd row is 200 mm, 3rd row width is 1216 mm, while seat base to roof distance is 834 mm. For 2nd row, the distance from seat base to roof is 911 mm and in front row the distance is 910 mm. Boot space with 2nd row folded is 625 liters.
Renault Triber will get its power via the same a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that powers the Kwid. This engine has been tweaked to offers 72 bhp power and 96 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox and a 5 speed AMT. There will be no diesel engine powering the Triber.
Renault Triber is being produced at the Renault Nissan plant in Oragadam, Chennai and initial examples are making their way to Renault’s 350 dealerships across the country. It is expected to be priced from Rs.4.5-8 lakhs and will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo and the new Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.