Renault today unveiled its newest compact vehicle, the Triber in India. The vehicle is Renault’s response to the key expectations of Indian customers looking for a modern, spacious yet compact, ultra-modular and fuel-efficient vehicle that the whole family can travel in. Triber is a joint project between Renault teams in India and France and has been designed specifically for the Indian market, claims the company.
Triber is sub four metre car fitted with 1.0 litre energy three-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 72 Ps power and 96 Nm torque. The engine can be paired with five speed manual transmission or automated transmission. It is Renault's global powertrain that already finds application in Groupe Renault's B segment cars in Europe and South America. Torque available from low revs ensure a response to optimum acceleration, ideal for driving conditions in India. The modular platform of Triber is new that will address Renault's B-segment ambition in India, the company noted.
Triber gets sleek and taut lines with inclined windscreen and rear window along with a slight roof drop for a vibrant look. The two part eagle beak shaped lamps extend onto the outside of the winds and taper to point to the centre of the tailgate making the vehicle appear wider. The Triber boasts a contemporary front end with signature Renault design features including LED day time running lamps, circled in a C shape chrome, and black headlamp masks. The triple edge chrome grille extends to the elliptical headlamps to ensure good visibility.
The Triber boasts a dual-tone colour scheme along with a 3.5-inch LCD screen placed in the instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with features like driving-style coaching and driver economy rating. Triber offers sliding, reclinable, foldable and tiltable second row seats and also has Easy Fix system for easy handling and removal of third row independent seats. The third row is also fitted with specific air vents located on the ceiling and can be removed altogether for a generous 625 litres of boot space.
Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Groupe Renault, said India is a key market for Groupe Renault and the company aims at doubling the sales by 2022. Renault Triber was conceived, developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before Renault takes it to the world, he added.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Managing Director, Renault India Private Limited, said Triber is a major breakthrough and will play a key role in company’s medium term goal of doubling annual sales volume in India.