Renault has expanded its high-riding automobile lineup with the Triber, a small SUV aimed completely on the Indian market.
At three,990 mm (157.1 in) lengthy, 1,739 mm (68.5 in) broad and 1,643 mm (64.7 in) tall, the Triber is 132 mm (5.2 in) shorter, 39 mm (1.5 in) narrower and 76 mm (three in) taller than the Captur. Its 2,636 mm (103.eight in) wheelbase is 30 mm (1.2 in) longer that the latter’s, whereas dry weight is rated at 947 kg (2,088 lbs).
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Regardless of its small proportions, the Triber gives seating for as much as 7 occupants. On this configuration, boot area is nearly nonexistent – 84 liters (three cu-ft). With six seats, cargo capability goes as much as 320 liters (11.three cu-ft), and with the removing of the third-row it will get 625 liters (22.1 cu-ft). Versatility is at house inside, as Renault stated the small SUV has greater than 100 totally different doable seating configurations and likewise options sliding and reclining second-row and particular person third-row seats which might be simple to put in and take away.
Elsewhere, the inside of the Triber is minimalistic, that includes a typical Renault steering wheel, albeit with none buttons, plus what what seems to be a digital gauge cluster. There’s a medium-sized infotainment system within the middle of the dashboard, guide air-con, electrical home windows and facet mirrors, keyless ignition, a guide parking brake and a small knob subsequent to it, used to manage the rear heating, air flow and air-con – as there are air vents for all rows of seats. There are additionally a number of storage areas all through the cabin, 12V charging ports and USB sockets.
On the skin, the Triber is definitely recognizable as a Renault, due to its entrance finish design. Nevertheless, if you happen to swap in just a few Dacia badges, set up a brand new grille and make the rear finish a bit much less Ford EcoSport-ish, it might simply go as one thing that’s made in Romania.
As for its underpinnings, the automaker stated that it’s primarily based on a brand new modular platform, made by the Alliance, “that can deal with Renault’s B-segment ambition in India”. It does share a 1.Zero-liter, three-cylinder engine with the Clio and the Sandero although, good for 72 PS (71 hp / 53 kW) and 96 Nm (71 lb-ft) of torque. The unit might be coupled to a five-speed guide or an computerized transmission.
However the place does the Triber identify come from? Nicely, the French automaker defined that “in India, locals prefer to journey with their household or as a ‘tribe’, with out having to lay our a fortune on an enormous automotive”. So, there you may have it – tribe = Triber.
Renault will launch this new crossover within the Asian nation within the second half of the yr, promising a “aggressive value” regardless of the Triber not having any direct rivals. Manufacturing will happen on the Chennai facility.