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French carmaker Renault is set to revive its sales in India by launching a new MPV solely for the Indian market. Christened as the Triber, the MPV will be a low-cost seven-seater vehicle that will sit below the Lodgy and the market leader Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The Renault Triber will be built on an all-new platform and will be heavily localized. It’s the second car after the Kwid which is designed and developed for India. That could mean that it would share a lot with the Kwid in terms of interior and exterior build materials. The new Renault Triber will be powered by the 1.0-litre (BR10) three-cylinder petrol engine. The same unit also does duty in the Kwid. This engine will be however tuned to suit the size of the MPV and will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission. You can also expect it to come with an AMT transmission similar to the one in the Kwid.
Currently the MPV market in India has offerings like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Marazzo, Renault Lodgy, Honda BR-V and the Toyota Innova Crysta. All these vehicles sit in different pricing segments and differ in terms of features offered as well. With an expected pricing of between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, the Renault Triber will sit lowest in the pricing spectrum of MPVs in India.