Renault Triber MPV based on the updated CMF-A platform will be launched this July in an aggressive price range
Renault India announced the production name of the MPV launching in July a few days ago and we were the first to get it right just as we did with the Tata Altroz and Hyundai Venue. The RBC codenamed MPV from the French manufacturer has had its design sketches officially revealed leading up to the launch as well.
Having seen the test mules over the last several months and correlating it with the design drawings, we have a good idea of how the exterior will pan out to be. The Renault Triber is a sub-four-metre MPV taking advantages of the central government’s tax relaxations.
It will be priced aggressively in the domestic market due to some obvious reasons. Firstly, pricing it competitively will be key in gaining volumes and it will be positioned below the Lodgy and main rival Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. In short, it could become a more premium alternative to the Datsun Go Plus.
Secondly, the Triber sits on the updated CMF-A platform that underpins the Kwid and it has already been heavily localised helping Renault to price the MPV attractively. The Triber shares design cues with the Captur and Kwid and the front fascia possesses a prominent V-shaped grille with triple slats, lower air dam in the honeycomb pattern, sleek headlamps, LED DRLs and round-shaped fog lamps with tilted triangle shaped bezels.
The rear gets horizontal LED tail lamps, faux skid plate, high mounted stop lamps. Large rear windshield, etc. The Triber will reportedly have a removable third-row seating arrangement to maximise the boot space. The MPV derives power from the 1.0-litre SCe three-cylinder 67 hp petrol engine used in the Kwid.
To suit the MPV, it will produce 7 horsepower more than its hatchback sibling. A turbocharged version of the same engine could be an introduced next year – perhaps ahead of the April 2020 deadline for BSVI emission regulations. A five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT will do the transmission duties.