Renault will launch the Triber in India later this week. Ahead of its launch, we pit the sub four-metre, seven-seater model against its most fierce rival, the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The latter is the leader in its segment and comes loaded with features and technology. Let’s find out how the Swift fares against the Triber.
The Renault Triber will be available with a 1.0-litre, three cylinder petrol engine. This motor is capable of producing 71bhp at 6,250 rpm and 96Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. This engine will be initially offered with a five-speed manual transmission while an AMT equipped variant will be launched later.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Swift is a 1.2-litre petrol motor and a 1.3-litre diesel motor. The former produces 84bhp and 114Nm of torque while the latter produces 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. Transmission options on the model include a five-speed manual unit and an AMT gearbox.
Exterior highlights of the Renault Triber include a three slat grille, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, muscular scoop for the bonnet, wraparound tail lights, faux skid plates, flared wheel arches and roof rails. To read our first look review of the Triber, click here.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, hexagonal grille, blacked-out A, B and C-pillar; 15-inch machine-cut dual-tone alloy wheels and C-pillar mounted rear door handles.
Inside, the Renault Triber will have its USP in the form of seven seats whereas all its rivals are equipped with a five-seat layout. If you remove the last row seats, the boot capacity increases to a massive 625 litres. Feature wise, the model will come equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cooled glove box, AC vents and 12V charging ports in all three rows.
Maruti Suzuki has loaded the Swift with features such as an all-black cabin, flat-bottom steering wheel, automatic climate control, engine start/stop button, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Maruti Swift petrol is priced from Rs 5.14 lakhs to Rs 6.73 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Renault Triber will be launched in India on 28 August and is expected to be priced between Rs 5-7 lakhs (ex-showroom).