-Seven-seat cross vehicle
-Modified CMF-A platform
The Renault Triber will have its global unveil in India on 19 June in Delhi. It’s a new seven-seat compact vehicle that will be slotted in below the Lodgy in Renault’s official line up and is expected to be launched in India later this year.
So far, we know that 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.
The Triber is expected to get the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine from its siblings the Datsun Go/Go Plus. Transmission duties are expected to fall to a five-speed manual and also a five-speed automated manual transmission of which the latter has been spotted in various test cars.
Commenting on the Triber, Venkatram Mamillapalle – Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, "Innovation is a key pillar of our business strategy. While we have showcased our intentions and actions towards future mobility on a global scale, we have a strong innovation story in India as well. This is reflected by our clear product strategy to cater to newer and growing segments of India’s automotive market. Both Duster and Kwid created a strong legacy for the Renault brand in India. We will be launching an all new car for India this year – Renault Triber, which is another testament to our focus on innovation. Renault TRIBER is a new car that's been designed and developed for India. It will bridge the gap between KWID and our SUV offerings in India. With a unique body-style that cannot be classified into a simple category, Renault TRIBER will offer best-in-class space with first-of-its-kind modularity. We will continue on our innovation journey in India, to develop products that shape the future of India’s automobile transformation.
It’s expected to be priced in the range of Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 7 lakhs and it will take on the likes of the Go Plus, Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Eeco. We will be live at the global unveil so stay tuned CarWale for all the details.