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Key Specs of Renault Triber
|Mileage (upto)||20.0 kmpl|
|Engine (upto)||999 cc|
Triber Latest Update
Latest Update: A test mule of the Kwid-based MPV has been spotted yet again. It confirms that the upcoming MPV will get projector headlamps with LED DRLs in the feature list. Previous sightings revealed the cabin of the upcoming MPV. It is expected to come with a touchscreen infotainment system, multiple airbags and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Read more on this here.
Launch and Price: The Renault Kwid-based MPV is expected to be launched in 2019. It will likely be placed between the Kwid and the Duster in Renault’s Indian lineup with prices ranging between Rs 5 lakh - Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Engine and Transmission: The Renault is expected to be available with a petrol engine only. It remains to be seen whether it will be 1.2-litre or a 1.0-litre unit. It will be available with both MT and AMT transmission options.
Features: Given its expected price point, the Kwid-based MPV is likely to come with dual front airbags along with ABS and EBS as standard. Its equipment list could also feature side airbags, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the Nissan Kicks, a digital instrument cluster, and auto climate control, among others. Rivals: The Renault Kwid-based MPV wouldn’t have any direct rival given its expected price point. It is expected to slot between the Datsun GO+ and the Maruti Ertiga.
Renault Triber Price
The price of Renault Triber starts at Rs. 5.50 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 7.95 Lakh. Renault Triber is offered in 9 variants - the base model of Triber is RXE and the top variant Renault Triber RXZ EASY-R AMT Dual Tone which comes at a price tag of Rs. 7.95 Lakh.
|RXE999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.0 kmpl||Rs.5.50 Lakh*|
|RXL999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.0 kmpl||Rs.6.13 Lakh*|
|RXL EASY-R AMT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.2 kmpl||Rs.6.63 Lakh*|
|RXT999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.0 kmpl|
|RXT EASY-R AMT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.2 kmpl||Rs.7.18 Lakh*|
|RXZ999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.0 kmpl||Rs.7.28 Lakh*|
|RXZ Dual Tone999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 20.0 kmpl||Rs.7.45 Lakh*|
|RXZ EASY-R AMT999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.2 kmpl||Rs.7.78 Lakh*|
|RXZ EASY-R AMT Dual Tone999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.2 kmpl||Rs.7.95 Lakh*|
Renault Triber Comparison with similar cars
Renault Triber Review
If you were looking for a spacious family car that can technically seat seven and haul that extra pair of suitcases from the airport or the railway station while carrying five adults, Renault’s latest offering, the Triber, would have piqued your curiosity. Not only does the Triber do all of this but it also priced well. So has Renault outdone itself with the Triber and is it the ideal family car on a budget?
The Triber, especially the AMT option makes for a great city commuter. Its strong attributes such as the practical cabin and the comfortable ride quality make it a great choice in the Rs 8-lakh bracket. But the AMT falls short when it comes to highway driving. Its outright performance is rather mediocre and even its highway efficiency is on the lower side.
The Triber’s proportions make a positive first impression. Yes, it still tucks under 4-metres in length, but at first glance it doesn’t look like a ‘small car’ in any manner. This is mostly due to its width, which at 1739mm (without mirrors) is wider than the Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20 and even the Honda Jazz! At 1643mm (without roofrails), it’s taller than the likes of the Swift and the Baleno. Interestingly, the WagonR is taller!
The clean, fuss-free design makes it all the more likeable. Not to say there aren’t quirky elements though. For instance, the kink in the window line at the C-pillar and the smooth bulge on the roof give the Triber a unique personality. It’s interesting to see how Renault has managed to mix in some rugged elements as well. All the SUV traits we like, including a raised ground clearance (182mm), tough-looking faux skidplates and side-cladding has been thrown in. There’s a set of functional roof rails as well, that Renault claims can take up to 50kg of weight.
With the trademark Renault grille and the lozenge up front, it’s hard to mistake the Triber for anything else. The sleek headlamps get a projector setup for the low beam, but there are no LEDs here. Where you will find LEDs, however, are in the daytime running lamps placed on the bumper. Weirdly enough, Renault has decided to skip fog lamps altogether. This, we believe is in the interest of keeping costs in check.
And following that same philosophy are the wheels. At first glance they look like alloys, but they’re steel-pressed rims with wheel covers. Unlike the Kwid, the Triber gets four lug nuts for the wheels. What it borrows from its younger sibling are little details, such as the indicator on the fender cladding and trim-badging on the door.
Over to the rear, Renault has chosen to keep the design clean. Large tail lamps and big T R I B E R embossing on the hatch grab attention. There are no LED elements here, and there’s no rear fog lamp either. Thankfully, basics like a rear wiper and defogger are on offer.
So, Renault’s Triber might not be acing the design game. But it definitely has presence, and in a loud colour like orange or blue, it does manage to garner quite a few eyeballs. Renault’s also offering quite a few chrome embellishments for you to spruce up your Triber, alongside aesthetic and functional upgrades like alloy wheels and a roof carrier.
Getting in and out of the Triber is an easy affair. It’s a cabin you can simply walk into, and this is something elders in the family will definitely approve of. Once in, you’re greeted by a cabin that’s finished in a beige-black dual tone, with a few silver elements thrown in for good measure. There’s no wow factor in the way the dashboard is designed. It’s straightforward and strictly functional. That said, quality levels are a clear step up from what we’ve seen on the Kwid.
The front seats have soft cushioning and should be a relaxing place to be in. However, we wish Renault would’ve offered adjustable front headrests. On a related note, the driver’s seat could also do with a height-adjust feature.
Thankfully, the steering wheel gets tilt-adjust that lets you tailor your driving position better. However, you don’t get any sort of cover on the steering wheel, which makes it feel budget-grade to hold. Same can be said about the switches for the power windows and the stalks for the headlamps and wipers.
The Triber scores in spades in the practicality department. Dual gloveboxes on the dashboard, a deep central glovebox (that’s cooled, no less), a shelf under the air-con controls and ample space in the door pockets ensures there’s more than enough space for our knick-knacks.
But the bigger question is — does the Triber deliver on the promise of being a seven-seater? Yes, it does. But just about. Knee-room in the second row is just about enough for a near six-footer like me to sit behind my own driving position. To make the experience better, the second row slides by 170mm and also has a recline function. Yes, it could do with a little more width inside the cabin as the thick doorpads rob some vital shoulder room on either side.
Bumping up the practicality quotient is the 60:40 split for the middle row. For easier access to the third row, the split seat on the passenger’s side also gets a one-touch tumble function. Notably, the other portion of the seat merely slides forward.
Getting in the third row isn’t exactly easy since the opening is quite narrow. But surprisingly, adults will manage to sit here — at least for short distances. The bulge in the roof helps carve out that extra bit of headroom for the third-row occupants. Yes, there’s an evident lack of support for the under-thigh and you end up sitting with the knees near your chest. But, it doesn’t feel uncomfortably cramped. Also, since the second-row slides, it’s possible to find a sweet spot where occupants in both rows are happy with the room.
The Triber’s ace is the flexibility of removing the 50:50 third-row seats altogether, should you not need them. Renault calls this EasyFix, and we timed ourselves to see how quickly we could get the third row out to test it out. It takes under two minutes if a single person goes through all the steps, which we think is super quick. With the rear seats out of the way, the Triber has a whopping 625-litres of bootspace to offer. Using it as a six-seater will get you a 320-litre boot, whereas there’s 84-litres of space with all seven seats occupied.
Technology & Features
Renault is offering a smart card type key with the Triber. It’s interesting to note that once the key is within range, the car will unlock by itself — there’s no need to press a button on the key or the door. Walk out of range, and the car will automatically lock too. Handy!
The instrument cluster is an all-digital unit, much like the Kwid, with a 3.5-inch MID in the centre. This small screen is quite informative, including details such as distance to empty, efficiency and fuel used over the usual trip and odo details. It also gets a gear change prompter that, in theory, should help you drive more efficiently.
But there’s a bigger screen that demands attention. Yes, the Triber packs in a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. While we like the screen for its size and clarity, the interface looks old-school and boring, and it isn’t the snappiest to respond to inputs either. There’s a parking camera on offer as well, clarity for which seemed par for the course.
Notably, there’s no automatic climate control on offer, even on the top-spec variant. But that’s hardly going to be a concern on your daily drives. Your fellow passengers would however appreciate the AC vents in the second and third row. The vents are mounted on the B-pillar and the roof respectively and help in cooling the rear of the cabin quickly. You can adjust the fan-speed too by using the dial placed next to the central glovebox.
And that’s another cool feature to have. Literally. The central glovebox gets a cooling feature, which should come in handy to keep those fizzy drinks cold. Other features include a push-button start/stop button, 12V sockets for the second and as well as the third row.
That said, the Triber could do with more. Features such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering-mounted audio/call controls would’ve helped elevate the in-cabin experience.
Coming to the most important question next, is the Triber’s tiny 1.0-litre Energy engine capable of handling the full load of 7 passengers? Well, it does so adequately but not so enthusiastically! The three-cylinder motor needs some motivation to get a move on. You will need to give initial throttle inputs to get it going, but when you do so, the drive gets pretty relaxed. The clutch feels light and gear action is also pretty smooth. Being a three-cylinder motor the vibrations are noticeable but not bothersome. They do get a little intrusive if you push it hard at around 4,000rpm. Overall, as a city driver the Triber does the job decently.
However, if you take it on an open stretch of tarmac, the Triber’s motor is only comfortable at speeds between 60-90kmph -- anything above that takes a lot of time and patience to reach. You get the maximum performance in the third and fourth gears, which are fairly tall as well.
With five occupants and a full load, the engine doesn’t seem strained as such but on highways overtaking was cumbersome, with constant downshifts, and required a bit of planning as well.
You’ll see a similar story if your weekend getaways involve a lot of hill climbs. When starting from a standstill on an incline, the Triber’s motor does run out of breath and you’ll have to slip the clutch more often than not to get it moving.
Even though the Triber isn’t the most eager in a straight line, it handles fairly well at corners. Yes, given its tall stance body roll is evident, but not so much that it cannot be managed. Braking is adequate as well and imparts a feeling of control. It is easy to bring the Triber to a complete halt from high speeds.
However, where the Triber really scores is its ride quality. The suspension setting is apt for our road conditions and can easily soak sharp bumps and potholes without breaking a sweat.
Overall, in terms of performance, the Triber has enough grunt to help you take care of your daily chores and hauling duties inside the city. And with a claimed combined efficiency of 20kmpl, it can do so without breaking the bank. However, if you want a little more pep and fun behind the wheel, it will leave you wanting for more. On that note, we do hope Renault introduces a more powerful version in the near future as an option at least.
Renault Triber MT Performance
|Renault Triber 1.0 P MT|
|0-100||Quarter mile||100-0||80-0||3rd||4th||kick down|
|City (50 kilometers test through mid day traffic)||Highway (100 kilometers test on Expressway and State highway)|
The Triber AMT is powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol motor that produces 73PS of power and 96Nm of torque. Considering cars at this price point offer bigger and more powerful four-cylinder engines, the Triber is at a disadvantage. To counter the power deficit, Renault has given the Triber AMT short gearing due to which, at city speeds, you don’t feel the lack of power.
In this AMT option, you get a creep mode. Basically, when you select D mode and release the brake, the car starts slowly moving forward which helps a lot in stop-go traffic or while driving uphill. Over flat surfaces the creep function works well but while going uphill the Triber does roll back a few inches before moving forward. The gear shifts are smooth by AMT standards and when driven leisurely, progress remains jerk-free. As compared to the manual transmission, the AMT version employs an extremely short third gear (max speed in third gear is 105kmph for manual and 80kmph for AMT). This results in less number of gear shifts for the automatic transmission. Combine this with the Triber’s compact footprint, light steering, and absorbent ride quality and the AMT version makes for a great city commuter.
Where you will feel a bit wanting, however, is when you need to execute a quick overtake in the city. The gearbox is a bit slow to respond to throttle inputs and even the engine lacks punch.
What About Highway Driving?
The engine’s lack of punch is even more evident out on the highway. Make no mistake, the Triber AMT cruises well at around 90-100kmph which is great on an open three-lane highway. But driving on dual carriageways, the Triber AMT struggles a bit. When you want to execute a quick overtake, the gearbox takes its own sweet time to downshift. With more passengers on board, the lack of punch from this engine and gearbox becomes even more apparent and you have to plan every single move. Even the motor gets quite noisy above 2500rpm. When combined with the Triber’s not-so-great sound insulation, the result is a car that doesn’t feel effortless as far as highway driving is concerned.
Now we expected the Triber AMT to be slower than its manual sibling, but the gap between the two is startling. In our 0-100kmph acceleration test, the Triber AMT recorded a time of 20.02 seconds (wet) which is a massive four seconds behind the manual variant (tested in dry conditions). In fact, it is also more than 2.5 seconds slower than the much cheaper Kwid AMT.
What About Fuel Efficiency?
Despite being lightweight and having a small 1.0-litre engine, the fuel-efficiency figures are a bit underwhelming. In our city run, the Triber AMT returned 12.36kmpl which is better than the manual variant but still low by segment standards. Out on the highway, because the Triber is a bit down on power and the AMT gearbox is slow to shift, we recorded a mediocre 14.83kmpl which is almost 3kmpl down on the manual variant.
Renault Triber AMT Performance
|Renault Triber 1.0L AT|
|0-100||Quarter mile||100-0||80-0||3rd||4th||kick down|
|20.02s (Wet)||21.25s @101.59kmph||47.68m (Wet)||30.37m (Wet)||10.71s|
|City (50 kilometers test through mid day traffic)||Highway (100 kilometers test on Expressway and State highway)|
Renault is expected to offer dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. The top-spec Triber will feature additional side airbags, taking the total tally up to four. The seven-seater is based on the CMF-A platform just like the Kwid. Notably, the vehicle has not been crash-tested by an independent authority, and no NCAP rating is available as of now.
Pros & Cons of Renault Triber
Things We Like
- Practical cabin with lots of storage spaces.
- Good boot space of 625 litres.
- Triber can be turned into a two-seater, four seater, five-seater, six-seater or even a seven-seater vehicle.
- Received 4-Star GNCAP safety rating
- Available with an AMT automatic as well.
Things We Don't Like
- Engine feels underpowered on highways or with a full load of passengers.
- No diesel engine option.
- Missing features: No automatic climate control, alloy wheels or foglamps.
Stand Out Features
8-inch Media-Nav touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Modular seating: Can be converted into a two-, four-, five-, six- or seven-seater as per needs.
Chilled central glovebox
Second and third-row AC vents with fan speed control.
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- Electric Blue
- Cedar Brown
- Moonlight Silver With Black Roof
- Electric Blue With Black Roof
- Moonlight Silver
- ICE Cool White
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Renault Triber Price in India
|Mumbai||Rs. 5.50 - 7.95 Lakh|
|Bangalore||Rs. 5.50 - 7.95 Lakh|
|Chennai||Rs. 5.50 - 7.95 Lakh|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 5.50 - 7.95 Lakh|
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