Renault has revealed the new 7-seat Triber crossover in Delhi, India. Take a look at the details below...
Renault is expanding its burgeoning crossover offering with the new Triber, which is based on a modified version of the CMF-A platform which underpins the popular Kwid hatchback and will compete against rivals such as the Suzuki Ertiga, Honda BR-V and Toyota Avanza.
Standing less than 4-metres in length, the Triber shares some design inspiration with the familiar Captur and Kadjar, including the clamshell bonnet and daytime LEDs, with the Triber understood to be strategically aimed at Renault’s BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) market customers. The Triber will be produced in India and Renault South Africa has confirmed that it's due to arrive in South Africa in 2020.
The option of 7 seats makes the adds practicality, but a 5-seat configuration is easily achieved by simply removing the third row.
The Triber adds unique appeal with the presence of the third row of seats – which are removable, to either prioritise passenger portability or luggage space. With the third row seating removed, luggage space is claimed at 625 litres.
The notion of an affordable compact crossover with 3 rows of seating has until now been a fleeting idea and Renault’s product planners have certainly analysed the business case and spotted an opportunity.
To ensure the requisite comfort, Triber has a dedicated air-conditioning duct serving the third-row of seats and infotainment is serviced by an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which plays nice with either Apple or Android smartphones and offers navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A simple, yet stylish interior design should find favour with buyers.
Powering the Triber will be a tweaked version of Renault’s proven 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine which offers 56 kW and 96 Nm of torque and comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as an automated manual transmission.
Unlike the sparse initial safety specification of the Kwid, Renault has equipped the Triber with 4 airbags as standard.
Local pricing and specification will be confirmed closer to launch in 2020.