Renault’s recently launched Triber played a significant role in the French brand posting a massive 76.1% sales growth
Renault India Private Limited posted impressive YoY growth of 63 per cent in October 2019 and it was the highest for any manufacturer in that particular month. It was mainly due to the arrival of the Triber modular vehicle, which garnered 5,240 units and contributed to nearly half of the total sales.
The French automaker was positioned seventh in that month but it had gone two steps ahead in November 2019. Renault sold 10,800 units and ended up fifth behind Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Kia. When compared to the same month in 2018, Renault saw YoY sales increase of nearly 77 per cent.
The facelifted Kwid and Triber played the major role as they were responsible for more than 10,000 units combined. With the domestic tally of 4,182 units for the facelifted Kwid and 6,071 units for the Triber, Renault managed the majority of the volumes figures just from these two models.
|Car Brands||November 2019 Sales||November 2018 Sales|
|1. Maruti Suzuki||1,39,000||1,43,890|
The Triber costs between Rs. 4.95 lakh for the base variant and it goes all the way up to Rs. 6.49 lakh for the top-of-the-line model (both prices, ex-showroom). It is retailed in RxE, RxL, RxT and RxZ variants and measures 3,990 mm in length, 1,739 mm in width and stands 1,643 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,636 mm.
The Triber has a ground clearance of 182 mm and it uses the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder SCe petrol engine from Kwid producing a maximum power output of 72 horsepower and 96 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard.
The facelifted Kwid, on the other hand, is priced from Rs. 2.93 lakh and it goes up to Rs. 5.02 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). In its new avatar, the hatchback gains revised exterior with split headlamps and an updated interior.