- The new Renault Triber is a seven-seater MPV
- Expected to go on sale later this year, perhaps during the festive season.
Renault is prepping to introduce an all-new MPV and has christened it as the Triber. Previously codenamed the RBC, the seven-seater MPV has been spotted on many occasions already and is expected to go on sale sometime in the second half of 2019, around the festive season. When launched, the Triber will be positioned between the Kwid and the Duster in Renault's line-up.
The Triber will be based on the new platform and it will sit below the Lodgy. The Triber test mule has revealed that the MPV will have an upright nose. The fascia, although heavily cladded, suggests that the overall design is similar to the Renault family face. Which means, it has a wing-type nose grille and LED strips underlining the headlamps. The silhouette of the Triber has a rather rounded off profile to make more cabin space since the MPV is likely to measure under four metres. The test mule also revealed roof rails and stylish alloy wheels which will be available in the production model.
The cabin pictures from the earlier spotting have already revealed a black and silver interior with a chrome outline for the instrument cluster. The cluster looks similar to the one seen on the Captur and Duster, but it is likely that some features have been given a miss in order to keep the costs down. It will also get a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of features, we expect the Triber to come with dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, a reverse camera and a speed warning system. The third row in the cabin might not be the best in space for adults, however, with the last row folded down, it could have adequate boot space.
Powering the new MPV will be a choice of petrol engine only. This will be the same petrol unit from the Datsun Go and Go+, which is the 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit producing around 67bhp and 104Nm. The smaller 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit from the Kwid is also on the cards. Transmission could be a five-speed manual while the AMT will be offered as an option.
The new Renault Triber is expected to be priced between Rs 5 - 7 lakhs (ex-showroom).