Indian market is an integral plan for Renault and they have slowly expanding its high-riding lineup. Renault revealed Triber small SUV which is exclusively meant for Indian market. Renault Triber is 157.1 inches long, 68.5 inches wide and 64.7 inch taller. If we compare these dimensions with Captur, Triber is 5.2 inches shorter, 1.5 inches narrower and 3 inches taller. Dry weight of Renault Triber is 947kg and wheelbase is 1.2 inches longer. Despite being a small dimension vehicle, it offers occupancy for seven people. As you would have expected, boot space is limited and stands at 84 liters. When six seats are folded down, cargo space is increased to 320 liters and removal of third-row, it jumps to 625 liters. Exterior looks quite similar to Dacia.
Nonetheless, Renault is promises versatility inside as the company claims that it has more than 100 different possible seating configurations. It features sliding and reclining second-row and individual third-row seat and they are easy to install and remove. Interior of Renault Triber is minimalistic and it consist of standard steering wheel sans any buttons and a digital gauge cluster. Infotainment system is present in the middle along with manual air conditioner, electric windows and side mirrors, keyless ignition, a manual parking brake and a small knob next to it (to control rear heating, ventilation and air conditioning). All rows of seats are provided with air vents and sufficient storage space within the cabin along with 12V charging ports an USB sockets.
Renault Triber is underpinned by new modular platform which has been develop by Alliance. It is reported to address French automaker’s B-Segment ambition. Power in the small SUV comes from 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that develops 71hp and 96 Nm of torque. It is mated with five-speed manual as standard but can be opted with automatic transmission. Renault Triber will be launched second half of this year and there seems to be no direct rival for it. Production will begin at their Chennai plant.