Renault Triber Global Unveil Today – 5 Things To Know

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Renault Triber, the much-awaited Kwid-based MPV, is just some hours away from making its global debut at an official event in New Delhi

The wait is almost over as the highly anticipated Kwid-based MPV will be unveiled at an event in New Delhi later today. Dubbed Renault Triber, the new MPV will have a distinct styling and should look sufficiently upmarket. The Triber could even end up disrupting the entire MPV market as it will be affordable yet quite premium. Here are as many as 5 things you sure need to know about the new model.

1. Brand’s First-ever highly affordable MPV

Like many other global manufacturers trying hard to catch the fancy of markets like that of our country, even Renault is about to come up with a low-cost offering that won’t feel cheap and would suit the tastes of buyers in markets like that of ours. In fact, the Triber has been tailor-made for India and enough has been done to ensure a competitive price tag without cutting corners.

The sub-4-metre length will surely help the company price the car competitively through a lower GST. Prices of the Kwid-based MPV are likely to range from Rs 4.5 to 7 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price point, it will be only slightly pricier than the highly dated Datsun GO+ and much lower than that of the Maruti Ertiga.

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2. Won’t look like a grown-up Kwid

Like we said, the Renault Triber is based on the Kwid and shares significantly with the donor sibling. However, unlike the Datsun GO and GO+ models from the house of Renault-Nissan, the Triber won’t look like an XL-size Kwid. Instead, it will feature the company’s latest styling language, which will help it look sufficiently different from the small car it is based on.

Up front, it will feature a pair of stylish headlamps, a large V-shaped grille, and a well-sculpted hood with power bumps. The horizontal LED DRLs will further enhance the premium look.

3. Will be based on the CMF-A platform

Source: IAB

Being a sibling of the Renault Kwid, the Triber will share the CMF-A architecture with the budget hatchback. This will ensure two things – first, it will be easy for the company to price its new vehicle competitively due to the large parts sharing between the two models and second, it will lead to sorted-dynamics. Like the Kwid, the Triber should offer a good ride quality and predictable handling characteristics.

4. Will even share the engine with the Kwid

While the Renault Kwid is available with 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engines, the Triber will be available with a single engine option, which will be an updated version of the bigger motor of its hatchback sibling. The revised engine will output a maximum power of 74 hp (a 7 hp advantage over the Kwid’s motor).

The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. In all probability, the company will even launch a more powerful variant that will employ a turbocharged version of the 1.0-litre motor. A 5-speed AMT option will also make it to the vehicle in the coming future.

Renault Triber Design Sketch

5. Will be quite feature-laden

Other than the LED DRLs that will adorn the low-cost MPV’s front end, there will be a handful of other features that should attract the car buying lot. The highlight will be a touchscreen infotainment unit that will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Triber will even get stylish roof-rails and a first-in-the-market removable third row of seats. Safety features will include dual front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and rear parking camera.