The upcoming Renault Triber is the new talk of the town. The seven-seat cross MPV, earlier codenamed as the RBC concept is claimed to be a ‘super spacious’ and ‘ultra-modular’ product offering from the company. Interestingly, Renault claims that the Triber will be offered with India’s first highlights, which we believe, could be in the form of segment-first features.
The ambitious product from Renault, the Triber, will be a sub-four meter cross MPV that is expected to offer a fine balance between functionality and practicality. To begin with, at the time of launch, the Triber will offer a segment-first removable third-row seat, that is expected to be capable of manual folding and unlatching operation. This is particularly helpful when you decide to go on a long trip with more space for your luggage. This is also what makes it a super spacious option in its segment. The vehicle is promoted as a ‘Tourer’, a term generally associated with Estate body style cars in Europe.
Unlike what was believed earlier, the Triber is not based on the regular CMF-A platform, but instead, it is based on a newly modified CMF-A platform. This will mean that the vehicle will be wide and offer a taller roof height, which in turn makes up for a roomy cabin. Moreover, the vehicle will offer higher levels of safety and crash handling capabilities. As seen in the test mule, the vehicle is expected to get four or six airbags (including side airbags), which is likely to be the segment-first safety feature in India.
Renault will compete strongly in the price-sensitive Indian market, especially by offering several segment-first features. Although Renault Triber will be exclusively manufactured in India, the vehicle will also be exported to the other parts of the world. Although the pricing aspect is yet to be announced we expect the Renault Triber to be priced between Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 7 lakhs, which if true, could change Renault’s foothold in India.