Renault India has teased the upcoming Triber ahead of its global reveal which is scheduled on 19th June 2019. The MPV is much awaited in the Indian market and Renault, a couple of months back had only teased us with a silhouette of the car showing a sketch image with a large front bumper and a raised bonnet along with a large grill.
But now the brand has revealed more and the image shows the front styling of the car which is styled similar to the international-spec Captur SUV. The teaser image shows that the Triber will get a V-shaped grille with a large Renault badge and the grille integrates with the headlamps. The bumpers are large and house a dedicated section for the daytime running light accented in chrome, the bonnet gets a clamshell design and the car gets a wide stance due to the sculpted muscular bonnet. The image also shows that the car gets roof rails and a roof-mounted antenna.
On the interior, the Triber is expected to share the equipment with other Renault models such as the Captur and the Duster and is likely to feature a large touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, climate control air-conditioning with third-row ac vents, an advanced multi-information display that features driving-style coaching and driver economy rating, etc.
The Triber MPV was earlier known by its codename – HBC is based on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform and will be placed above the Kwid. The MPV is expected to come with a Renault Kwid derived BR10, 1-litre, 3-cylinder petrol motor tuned to deliver more power than the Kwid and is expected to be rated around the 75 PS mark. It will be coupled to the Kwid’s 5-speed manual transmission. A turbocharged version of the 1-litre engine and an AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox for the seven-seater compact MPV is also expected in the near future.
In terms of safety, the Renault Triber MPV is likely to feature dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, over-speed alert, rear parking sensors, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder as a standard feature to conform with the new industry standard AN-145 safety norms. We also expect the Renault Triber to be offered with ESP as the Datsun Go+ MPV also gets this feature.
The Triber is expected to be priced starting from INR 5.3 lakh ex-showroom to around INR 8 lakh ex-showroom.