Renault Triber AMT To Launch Next Year

  • Sep 01, 2019

French automobile major Renault recently launched the Triber multipurpose vehicle (MPV) in India at an entry-level ex-showroom price of ₹4.95 lakh. The Triber comes in the RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ versions. While the car is available only with a petrol motor and a manual gear system, sources suggest that an automated manual transmission (AMT) version of the Triber is likely to be launched at the 2020 Auto Expo.

The Triber AMT was announced when the car was unveiled in June. However, the AMT is expected to be available only with BS-VI compatible engines which Renault plans to introduce early next year. The BS-VI emission norms are all set to be implemented from 1 April.

The Renault Triber entry-level RXE trim is hauled by a 999cc motor which produces 72 PS maximum power at 6.250rpm and 96Nm peak torque at 3,500rpm. The 3-cylinder engine is paired with a 5-speed gear system. The AMT is expected to be available in the top-level RXZ trim at a premium of around ₹50,000 over the Triber’s manual version.

The Renault Triber is a seven-passenger car with three rows of seats. The third row can be folded 60:40 to accommodate more cargo. It is also fully detachable which gives 625 litres of luggage capacity. The driver-side section in the car’s middle row can slide on rails, while the passenger section has the tumble-forward function to provide easier access to the third row. The Triber has a flexible seating arrangement in a variety of combinations.

The Datsun GO+ is the Triber’s only rival in the Indian compact MPV segment. Pricewise, The Triber will be pitted against compact hatchbacks like segment leader Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Freestyle and Figo, and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a bigger MPV and an indirect rival to the Renault Triber.


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