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Renault recently launched Triber MPV in the Indian market. The price for the compact MPV starts at Rs. 4.95 lakhs, ex-showroom for the base model and goes all the way up to Rs. 6.49 lakhs for the top end trim. The Triber is available in four variants: RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. What keen observes noticed at the time of the launch of the Triber was that despite the rumours before launch of the MPV, the company skipped the AMT version of the Triber. However, now it can be confirmed that the brand will indeed bring out the AMT version of the car. The AMT automatic gearbox will be offered with the same 1L engine without any change in the current output (71 Bhp and 96 Nm) and may be priced around 50,000 higher than the corresponding manual trim. Just like the engine, the AMT box here will be the same unit as seen on Kwid hatch. Although the AMT version will cost more, it will still make the Triber the most cost-effective automatic MPV in the Indian market.
Based on the same CMF-A platform that is also used in the company's Kwid hatchback, the Triber is aiming to start the compact MPV segment in Indian market. Something that the Japanese Datsun Go+ could not achieve. This is the reason the company has launched the Triber at such a competitive price point that even some mid-size hatchbacks will feel the heat from the rivalry. As per the brand, the Triber is as wide as the bigger MPVs in the market and the second row seats of the MPV can also be slided and folded as per the need of the user. The third row seats are also movable and can be removed altogether as well. The third row users will also get a taste of features like armrests and charging points.
Coming to the most touted versatility part of Triber, the MPV from the brand is highly configurable and the company claims that the presence of removable third row of seats makes it a perfect vehicle for the youth of India. The 7-seater can easily be customized as per the needs of the user as the last row of seats in the compact MPV are completely removable. The Triber is aimed at the youth market of India that aspires to have one vehicle that can fit multiple usage scenarios, from camping to daily commutes. The sharp pricing reflects just this. Also, the Triber’s 182 mm ground clearance means that it will handle almost all road conditions in India without a worry. The MPV rides on 14 inch wheels, which means that there will be a large selection of tyres available at affordable prices.
Lastly, talking of the features offered on the Triber, the brand has learned from the mistake Datsun Go+ made here and Renault has not skimped on the features here. Triber comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity options. On the safety front, the Triber is equipped with dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, ISOFIX child seat provision and speed alerts.