The Renault Triber has been a game changer for Renault India and now with the option of an AMT, it will cater to a wider audience
Renault India has launched the Triber Easy-R AMT in three variants – RXL, RXT and RXZ. The base RXL starts at Rs 6.18 lakh, ex-showroom and all the AMT variants come at an additional cost of Rs 40,000 over their respective manual versions. Developed in India for India, the Triber is one of the only two sub-four metre seven-seater offerings in the country. Belonging to the same group, the other one is the Datsun GO+.
The Triber AMT was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in February with distinguishing elements like the contrasting roof and some body coloured inserts inside and out. The big change is of course the addition of the automated manual transmission, which will certainly appeal to a wider audience. Unlike the Kwid though, which has a rotary drive selector dial on the centre console, the Triber has a conventional gear lever.
That said that Triber continues to be powered by a BS6 complaint 1-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 70bhp and 96Nm of torque. It’s equipped with dual variable valve timing for a consistent torque delivery across the rev range. This engine is the downsized version of Renault’s global powerplant present in the brand’s B-segment cars in Europe and South America like the Clio and Sandero.
On the launch of the Triber AMT, Venkatram Mamillapalle, CEO & MD, Renault India, commented “With the Triber Easy-R AMT, we will further enhance its USPs - Flexible, Attractive & Affordable. Looking at the evolving customer preferences, the AMT technology is becoming a popular choice across segments and we are happy to build on our portfolio with the Renault Triber Easy-R AMT. It is very motivating to see the outstanding response from customers and today we will take another step forward in the Triber journey with the launch of the Renault Triber Easy-R AMT.”
Renault India also has plans to introduce its 1-litre TCe 100 turbo-petrol engine with 100hp and 160Nm of torque in the Triber sometime soon. Meanwhile, the Duster will be powered by the brand's 156hp 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine that has just debuted in the 2020 Nissan Kicks. Here is our analysis of Renault's global turbo-petrol powerplants.