We have driven the first-ever Renault Triber – a vehicle that has evoked such a great amount of interest since its reality debut in India in June 2019. In light of a vigorously got CMF-A stage from the Renault-Nissan Alliance (that gave us the Renault Kwid and Datsun RediGo), the Triber is intended to fill the hole between the CMF-An and M0 stage model lines – read Kwid and Duster/Captur. The ‘new’ stage it uses is in this manner profoundly adjusted thus what you get is an a lot bigger vehicle. A lot bigger. Also, a lot more extensive. The central issue everybody has is – will that 1 liter motor be sufficient to control this MPV like hatchback? Or on the other hand essentially – is the Renault Triber underpowered?
|Renault Triber Variants||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|RXE||₹ 4.95 lakh|
|RXL||₹ 5.49 lakh|
|RXT||₹ 5.99 lakh|
|RXZ||₹ 6.49 lakh|
Motor and Performance:
Renault considers it the ‘Vitality Engine’ – one it utilizes on a few worldwide items like its smash hit Clio. The 999 cc, 3-chamber engine is tuned to make 71 bhp at a high 6250 rpm, and 96 Nm of pinnacle torque. Presently while top torque comes in at 3500 rpm, the motor likewise conveys 80 percent of its torque at 2000 rpm – giving you a decent band for city driving specifically. What’s more, I am entirely dazzled with this motor. I will clarify why. The motor is entirely perky, and makes a great deal of clamor as it gets moving – commonplace of a 3 pot. Sound protection is generally excellent however, so the moment you put your windows up, you can’t hear it to such an extent thus it won’t trouble you. The motor isn’t incredible, however nor is it lazy. See what Renault is going for here is to extend to a motor that carries out the responsibility – and that it does – capably and serenely.
The Triber isn’t generally attempting to be a presentation vehicle in any case. Rather it is a greater amount of a productive people mover, and given that prerequisite I figure this motor does great. It revs rapidly to redline, and as I said makes a great deal of commotion as it does. In any case, it gets up to higher speeds rapidly enough. The gearbox is great, yet yes under 3000 rpm, you will discover it gives out a piece. In rush hour gridlock, undershifting is fundamental at lower speeds, thus a programmed is certainly going to be a help on this vehicle. Renault says a 5-Speed AMT is coming, however despite everything we don’t know precisely when it will get to us. Guaranteed mileage is 20 kmpl.
How’s it with 7 individuals ready?
So the vehicle can move – however how is it when you load it up? After all that is the huge USP of the vehicle – space for individuals and things! So we got some assistance from Vikrant from Carwale, and his group so we could place 7 individuals in, and the character doesn’t change drastically by any means. Undoubtedly not as I had anticipated. The Triber still moves with a comparative dexterity and reaction, which I need to state, is an enormous in addition to. What’s more, an immense help! The vehicle turns easily, is anything but difficult to stop and move too – and keeping in mind that I observe its controlling to be excessively delicate and free, a great deal of Indian drivers will love it! For me it’s a tad of a miss since, you know ordinarily with European vehicles, you expect there to be a stiffer vibe to the controlling and a little better criticism. Indeed, that is certainly deficient.
Ride and Handling:
I am additionally shocked by the absence of solidness in the general treatment of the vehicle. I don’t anticipate that a MPV should be energetic, but then the cornering isnt what you anticipate from Renault. Given the sort of use that the organization expects of this vehicle, I am not very stressed over this however. It was raining hard a couple of times during my drive, so I got to attempt the vehicle’s dealing with and execution in wet and dry conditions. While taking care of isn’t as exact as I would have loved, ride quality is extremely incredible – and that is valid in each column of this vehicle.
With the goal that unavoidable issue off the beaten path, let me disclose to you increasingly about the Triber. European styling apparent in its plan. The vehicle looks savvy, well-constructed and genuinely premium in its structure bid.
While the Triber is certifiably not a pretty vehicle, it is exceptionally shrewd, European and yes – very Renault in its looks. It positively looks present day and contemporary enough, and I think the entire accentuation of the plan is to let you know, how pleasant and wide this vehicle is – so every one of the components – be it the front grille, its guards, and even the SUV like cladding and slide plate, the LED daytime running lights (DRLs) – are on the whole level and upgrade its width and tall position. That mark Renault face has the dark grille with chrome embellishments – thought the logo is littler than I would have anticipated. The projector headlamps are standard while the DRLs are just accessible with the top-end RXZ trim. The 15-inch wheels we have on our test vehicle are an extra alternative with the RXZ, while the standard wheel size is 14-inch for all variations.
Regarding size, the Triber is particularly in the domain of the bigger premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai i20. It is simply insignificantly greater than both those blockbusters really. In any case, hang on – the Triber’s situating places in additional in Grand i10 or Swift domain. So when you contrast with those vehicles, the Triber seems enormous. Also, that is on the grounds that it truly is. Indeed its wheelbase is longer than the Hyundai Creta’s and nearly as much as the Duster’s.
Inside and Equipment:
Alright so the vehicle looks great and BIG. Be that as it may, similarly as sharp as it looks all things considered, within is a smidgen dreary and unremarkable. The lodge looks flat, and plain. However the plastics are alright and the seats have a decent look and are comfortable – notwithstanding being slim. What the vehicle offers is space and that too loads of it, which is additionally highlighted by the shading palette and the enormous windows. Truth be told, even in the third push you will never feel claustrophobic or cramped. The double tone dash is straightforward and it alongside a few different niches in the vehicle offer huge amounts of capacity choices. There are two glove compartments, and one of them is cooled. The level bottomed directing wheel is a decent touch.
The Triber has four variations – RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ and it’s entirely very much stacked appropriate from the base up. Highlights like the cooled glovebox and back AC vents are standard from the RXL variation however, and the two most astounding trims get the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment framework with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The silver completion on the dash, the push-catch start, and back camera is just accessible with the RXZ. I’d have preferred highlights like the back defogger and wiper to be standard however since the back windscreen is upstanding and rather enormous. There is a devoted fan speed controller for the back AC vents that are situated in the B-column (for line two) and rooftop (for line 3). A USB charging port at the front and 12V outlets for the second and third push travelers round off the treats list.
While the vehicle does okay on security, as far as essential gear and assemble quality, it could have been something more. Safety belts for the center second push traveler and the third column are not exactly perfect. The traveler sitting in the center in the subsequent line should do with only a two point hip safety belt and the safety belts on the third line don’t get pretensioners. That is a negative in my book. Renault is likewise not offering ISOFIX kid seat mounts, even as an alternative, which is a major miss considering the Triber is probably going to draw in a great deal of family vehicle purchasers – and yes I see appropriation of kid situates just going up even in Tier 2 or 3 towns. Double front airbags are standard however, and the RXZ gets extra side front airbags as well.
The vehicle’s space is its USP as I referenced, as is the measured quality. You can utilize different designs for the seats. The subsequent column seat gets a 60:40 split and it likewise has a sliding capacity. The littler segment can be collapsed and tumbled for simple entrance and departure to the third push. The third column is shockingly extensive on the off chance that you slide push two somewhat ahead – legroom on neither one of the rows gets traded off subsequently. The seats additionally give you great knee room, and one needs to wonder how this is conceivable under 4 meters.
As I referenced the headroom is incredible – thus the sentiment of room, and the genuine space itself is dynamite. You can get a 6-seater format with 320 liters of boot space by expelling 33% column situate. Or on the other hand a 5-seater with 625 liters by evacuating the last push with the EASYFIX work. That should be possible in a couple of speedy advances – simply push and expel the back rests, pull the line underneath the seat, and gradually haul the seat out of the grapples. It takes a couple of attempts to get it out easily, yet you won’t take more than couple of minutes to expel them once you get its hang. Presently Renault claims that the Triber offers around 100 diverse seating designs, yet we couldn’t consider more than 10 to 12 arrangements. Be that as it may, yes you can likewise have a 4-seater format utilizing one seat each in line two and three, to permit longer load (like a surfboard!) to be put away effortlessly.
The Renault Triber is an interesting creature – with no obvious adversary. It has USPs a considerable lot of you may not think you need – yet really do. Thus while it may not appear to be an engaging enough vehicle toward the beginning, it’s the thoughtful I presume that will develop on you. It is functional, hugely large, but then has brisk cooling lodge, it’s effective; and keeping in mind that the motor is no flame starter, it surely isn’t underpowered. Thus given the costs, the Triber is an awesome bundle, and an appreciated expansion to the Indian hatchback section and the general vehicle bazaar – one that may force rivalry to relook at their hatchback techniques.
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