2019 Renault Triber teased ahead of June 19 reveal
Renault India has put out a teaser image for its upcoming lifestyle offering, the Renault Triber, ahead of its June 19 global unveil. The picture reveals quite a few details of the car and gives us a fair idea of what it might actually look like.
As expected, the Triber seems to follow the Renault's latest design language but toned down for the Indian market. So you get the large U-shaped grille with a prominent Renault logo on top. A bit like the Captur but more imposing given this car's smaller footprint. Flanked on either side of this are the fairly slim, rectangular headlamps. These seem a bit less upswept than the Captur but get similar projector beams. Finishing this off are the LED DRLs on the bumper, which bisect the wide arrow-shaped intakes. There also seems to be a large air dam.
Accompanying all this is a muscular, aggressive bumper, roof rails, a large well-proportioned glass-area and large tail lamps which seem to stick out as a styling element. The front and rear overhangs are quite short in an attempt to maximise interior space. The car is expected to be positioned in a niche segment, and be priced below models like the Tata Nexon and the recently launched Hyundai Venue. Underpinning it will be a new platform, derived from the CMF-A architecture of the Kwid hatchback.
Power will most probably come from the Kwid's 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor which makes 68PS and 91Nm, paired with a five-speed manual or AMT. Although, it might also make sense for Renault to equip the car with the 1.2-petrol from the Renault-Nissan line. This engine powers the Micra and puts out 77PS and 104Nm. Also, given the more heavy-hauling this car is expected to do, a reworked diesel unit based on the 1.5-litre K9K motor would make perfect sense, possibly in a BSVI-ready avatar.
Image source: TeamBHP
As some spy shots have shown, the interiors are quite a departure from what we have seen in earlier Renault cars. The dashboard is trimmed in silver and grey and has a blocky, geometric theme to it, dominated by a large touchscreen infotainment, like the one seen on the new Nissan Kicks. There is a smattering of chrome throughout, in the centre console as well as the instrument cluster. There is a three-spoke steering wheel, fabric seats and a two-part glove compartment. This version seems to be a top-spec model, having electric outer mirrors.
Renault recently confirmed that it would focus on its core models in India to gain more sales. This vehicle follows that strategy. The Kwid had impressed buyers with its space, feature list and value. The new lifestyle offering will hope to be as appealing.
Renault India will also launch a new compact SUV here next year. This car will join the upcoming Renault Triber and the facelifts for the Kwid and Duster. The Triber is expected to be placed between the Kwid and duster in the Renault line-up with prices hovering around the Rs 8 to 12 lakh mark on-road.
Also see: Renault Triber First Look video
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