This is a brand new Renault car that’s been designed and developed for the Indian car buyer, which allows it to be an ASEAN sold model as well. Built on a revolutionary new platform, defining a new segment, the Renault TRIBER brings you best-in-class space with first-of-its-kind modularity. All this delivers incredible possibilities for consumers within a length of just 3.99 meters.
Codenamed the RBC, the French company has just only taken the wraps off the car’s actual name just hours ago on its social media platforms. The Renault Triber will carry quite the pitch then – MPV, Crossover, as also a premium hatchback. The idea is that unlike most MPVs that focus on functionality and offering that much touted 7-seater tag, the Triber will be all about the flexibility to go two ways. So how that will work is with a segment-first removable third-row seat. The car will have an easily removable third row, that is expected to have a manual folding and unlatching operation, that would be simple for most people to carry out easily. This will allow for the modularity aspect that is being promised – wherein you could opt for seating space for 7 passengers, or a larger amount of boot volume for more cargo space – as per your needs.
The car’s second row will fold forwards to allow access to the third row of course. The Triber’s taller roof height and wide crossover-like proportions will allow for that access.
The Renault Triber is based on a slightly modified version of Renault’s CMF-A platform. India is the lead market for the development and launch of the Renault Tiber but the product is expected to be sold in other parts of the world too. So while India will also then be the first manufacturing base to export the Triber, other markets in ASEAN may eventually make their own versions of the same car.
The interior of Renault Triber comes with a dual-tone colour scheme, a 3.5-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The second row is adjustable horizontally and comes with a reclining and split folding function. The third row can be removed to increase the boot space up to 625 litres.
The Renault Triber will be powered by an upgraded version of the 1.0-litre (BR10) engine used in the Kwid. The three-cylinder petrol engine will make 72hp and 96Nm of torque. The 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) is similar to the Kwid’s. Renault is expected to add a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine to the Triber line-up by mid-2020.