Renault Triber sits on the updated CMF-A platform of the Kwid and it will likely be priced aggressively courtesy of high localisation
Renault India has the Kwid as its top-selling model since its market debut in September 2015. However, its popularity has certainly faded in recent times forcing Renault to think about more new launches. As the Captur could not meet the expectations of the customers, the French brand is bringing in a new MPV at an aggressive price bracket.
The company has plans to reach two lakh unit sales milestone while gaining 5 per cent market share in India by 2022 and the success of the upcoming MPV will play a crucial role in its future strategy. Renault revealed the name of the seven-seater MPV at the beginning of April as Triber has been chosen as we suspected earlier.
Renault will be debuting the Triber on June 19 at 2:15 pm officially and is endorsed to be “India’s first”, “super spacious” and “ultra modular” hinting at the different seating arrangements it can be had with. The Triber sits on the modified version of the Kwid’s CMF-A architecture and it will be heavily localised to keep the pricing highly competitive.
It will sit below the Lodgy in the lineup and is expected to cost between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Renault will reportedly launch the Triber next month in India and target 60,000 unit sales in its first full year of 2020. The Triber will use the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine found in the Kwid producing seven more horsepower than the hatchback.
Later on, the turbo version of the engine with BSVI compliance will make its way before the April 2020 deadline with more performance. The Triber will be offered in both five-speed manual and five-speed AMT gearbox options and will boast a host of safety features mandated by the government including dual front airbags, speed warning, reversing sensors, ABS, front seatbelt reminder, etc.
The Triber has a familiar front fascia adopted by Renault globally with the grille section taking a V-shaped design and is coherent with the sleek projector headlamps and LED Daytime Running Lights will be sold in the top-end variants. Features like a touchscreen infotainment system and reverse parking camera will be part of the package.