Renault Triber First Look Review: The Small Compact-MPV For The Masses

Renault India is all set to introduce its brand-new sub-4 metre compact MPV in the Indian market, with the Triber. The all-new Renault Triber will go on sale in the Indian market from the 28th August, with bookings starting from the 17th of this month. Ahead of its launch in the Indian market later this month, here is a first look review of the Renault Triber MPV.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The new Renault Triber comes with a completely fresh design and is loaded with features; offering a premium feel while being priced competitively due to its sub-4 metre dimensions. The MPV was globally unveiled in the country back in June 2019, with India being the first market for the Triber.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Design & Styling

The Renault Triber comes with a completely fresh design, compared to any of its previous models available in the country. However, it still manages to carry forward the company's signature design language, making it an attractive MPV for the Indian roads.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Starting off with the front fascia, the Renault Triber comes with a prominent front grille made up of three horizontal chrome slats. Flanking either side of the grille is the sleek looking projector headlamps with the integrated turn signals. Below the grille is the bumper which houses the LED DRLs, a large central air intake and scuff plates with silver accents; adding to the sporty yet rugged characteristics of the MPV.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The side profile reveals a rather boxy design with thick shoulder lines running across the length of the MPV from the bonnet up front to the tail lights at the back. It also comes with flared wheel arches and black-cladding along the lower part of the doors, adding to the rugged looks. The black accents can also be seen surrounding the window line, as well as on the roof rails.

Moving to the rear, the Renault Triber comes with a nice modern appearance with the sleek wrap-around tail lights, bulky bumpers with the faux bash plates finished in silver and the roof-mounted spoiler.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Interiors

Moving to the interiors of the Renault Triber, the compact-MPV comes with modern looking dashboard with a dual-tone cabin, along with silver accents adding a premium appeal to the MPV. The overall fit and finish feels good, with all the knobs and switches in perfect reach of the driver.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The central console features a new neatly laid out 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Triber also comes with an all-digital instrument cluster which provides all the driving information, offering an additional level of premiumness to the cabin.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The seven-seater MPV comes with three rows of seating, with bench seats on the second row and individual seats on the third. The seats themselves are finished in dual-tone fabric upholstery, offering good comfort and seating position. The high roof line on the Triber also ensures that passengers get sufficient headroom while the legroom is also pretty good in the second-row.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The third-row of seating is good enough to fit children, with adults finding it a bit uncomfortable even for short distances. However, Renault also offers the Triber with a five-seater configuration, which increases boot space to a class-leading amount of 625-litres.

With the third row of seats, the Renault Triber comes with just 84-litres of space. However, the second-row of seats can be folded in a 50:50 split extending the boot space to a maximum of over 1000-litres.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Here is the a table with the overall dimensions of the Renault Triber:

Length (mm)
3990
Width (mm)
1739
Height (mm)
1643
Wheelbase (mm)
2636
Ground Clerance (mm)
182
Boot Space (litres)
84*

*with the third-row seats in upright position.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Features

The Renault Triber comes with a host of features and equipment, many of them include class-leading functionalities. Some of these include an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED Instrument cluster, cooled storage under the front central armrest and over 100 seating configurations.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

It also includes push button start/stop, smart access card, rear view camera, class-leading four airbags as standard and AC vents for the 2nd and 3rd row passengers; among a host of others.

Engine Specifications

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

The upcoming Renault Triber will be offered with a single engine option. This comes in the form of the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit which powers the Kwid hatchback. In terms of transmission options, the Renault Triber will receive a standard five-speed manual with the optional AMT also on offer.

Specification Table:

Engine 1.0-litre petrol
Power (bhp) 70
Torque (Nm) 92
Transmission 5MT/AMT
Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Booking & Launch Details

Bookings for the Renault Triber will begin from the 17th of August in the Indian market. Bookings for the MPV can be done either online or through any of the company's dealerships across India for an amount of Rs 11,000.

The launch of the all-new sub-4 metre compact SUV is scheduled on the 28th of August. Deliveries of the Renault Triber will begin soon after its launch in the country.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Competitors & Pricing

The Renault Triber, being a compact-MPV will benefit from the exemption of excise duty offered for sub-4 metre vehicles. This means that Renault will be able to price the Triber competitively in the segment around the Rs 4 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh, ex-showroom range.

In terms of competitors, the Renault Triber once launched in India will take on other MPV in the market. This includes the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Datsun Go+, Mahindra Marazzo and the Toyota Innova Crysta.

Renault Triber (First Look) Review: Design, Engine Specifications, Features, Prices & Other Details

Verdict

The Renault Triber is the French carmaker's attempt to turn their fortunes around in the Indian market. The company is suffering from low sales in the country, with products like the Kwid and the new Duster being the only products bringing in decent volumes. Renault hopes that the Triber MPV will attract customers towards the brand in India.

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Article Published On: Friday, August 16, 2019, 13:28 [IST]
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