Global premiere of Renault TRIBER in India
Renault revealed its all new global product, the 7-seater Renault TRIBER in India today. The TRIBER is a world-first vehicle specifically designed for the Indian market. An attractively designed, sturdy, compact, modular & versatile vehicle, it achieves the feat of accommodating one to seven adults in less than 4 meters. A claustrophobic thought, but nevertheless.
Renault TRIBER is the result of a deep dive and complete analysis of customer expectations in India. The TRIBER is a unique offering that is modern, spacious yet compact, ultra-modular; a fuel-efficient vehicle with an attractive interior which boasts many modern and practical features. The TRIBER also has the largest boot capacity of its category, in its 5-seater configuration. The flexible triple row seating is highly modular, and can make space for people or luggage depending on individual needs.
The vehicle is the outcome of joint efforts between Renault teams in India and France. The vibrant exterior is reflected in its sleek and taut lines as well as in its inclined windscreen, rear window and slight roof drop. This is further accentuated by the body-fold which joins the door handles and extends onto the sculpted wing shoulders. The front-bumper expresses sturdiness and modernity and suggests a greater capacity to cope with difficult road conditions. Ground clearance of 182 mm reinforces the impression of robustness, as do other features such as the sculpted bonnet, front and rear SUV skid plates, roof rails, black plastic wheel arch protections and lower protective door panels, giving the vehicle an agile ready-for-adventure character.
Renault TRIBER boasts of a contemporary and sophisticated front-end that includes signature Renault design features such as LED daytime running lights circled in chrome and black headlamp masks. The logo is highlighted on a Triple Edge Chrome front grille which extends to the projector headlamps. The headlamps ensure perfect visibility and gives it an assertive look.
The TRIBER’s interior brings warmth and personality with two-tone colours, from deep black for the upper part of the dashboard to a beige and white tone for the lower part and door trims, a combination generally associated with elegance and high-quality ambience. The 8-inch multimedia touch screen features the MediaNav Evolution connected multimedia system, and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Renault TRIBER is fitted with a 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol energy engine generating 72PS with 96Nm torque. It can be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or 5-speed EASY-R AMT. It is a global powertrain already used on Groupe Renault’s B-Segment cars in Europe and South America like Clio and Sandero. Equipped with modern technology like a dual VVT system, the engine delivers optimum response at all revs. Torque is available from low revs which ensures optimum acceleration, ideal for driving conditions in India. In terms of safety, the TRIBER is fitted with 4 airbags: driver, passenger, and on the front sides.
The launch is scheduled in the second half of 2019 and the estimated starting price is around INR 5.5 lacs.