Renault is all set to launch an all-new seven-seater compact vehicle in the Indian market. The launch of the same is expected to take place sometime during the festive season this year. Called as the Triber, this seven-seater sub-4-meter vehicle will be unveiled on the 19th June 2019, the same was confirmed by the French carmaker recently. Renault's new vehicle for the Indian market is going to find its place between the Kwid and its SUV offerings in the market. It is based on the CMF-A+ platform, which is a derivative of the underpinnings used in the Kwid. The Triber will post competition to the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga on one end, and the Datsun Go Plus on the other.
At the moment, we do not have any concrete details regarding the engine specifications, features or any other parameters concerning the Triber. Though there are a number of spy shots of this vehicle floating around on the internet, because of the heavy camouflage, we also cannot comment on the design of this vehicle. However, it is likely that the new Renault Triber is going to get a muscular design and is going to come with a decent equipment list. LED daytime running lamps, LED tail-lamps, a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control are some of the features that you can expect to see on this vehicle.
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 is too early to comment on the engine specifications of the Renault Triber. Reports state that this compact vehicle is going to get petrol as well as diesel engine options. Since it uses the same platform as that of the Kwid, there are chances that Renault might deploy the hatchback's 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine in it. However, considering the size and the extra weight that the Triber is going to have, there are chances that the engine might be strapped on with a turbocharger to increase its power output. Transmission options are likely to include a five-speed manual unit. Renault could also offer the five-speed AMT unit in the Triber as well.