With the new flexible seating option, will this seven-seater be able to leave a mark?

The Renault Triber made its global debut in India on 19th June and Renault is referring it as a premium hatchback offering a unique multi-seater concept.  This less than four meter car will be a direct rival both to the Datsun GO+ as well as the upcoming compact Maruti Suzuki 7-seater.  The expected starting price will be from 6and will go up to 9 lakhs. The Triber will be offered with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed ‘Easy-R’ AMT gearbox.

Modular seven-seater layout

The Triber can be configured into anything from a 7-seater to just 2-seater layout. The third row seats are not only 50:50 split folding; they can be independently removed as well, making it a 5 seater with a 625 litres of boot capacity. The middle seats are folding as well and can be split 60:40, not completely flat like the third row. However, they are sliding, helping the passenger to easily ingress or digress to the back.

The Triber is also highly equipped, having a digital instrument console, start-stop button, and keyless entry with auto-lock function. It also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, HVAC unit with pillar-mounted rear air vents.

With a 182 meter ground clearance, this MPV will measure 3990 mm in length, 1739 mm in width, 1643 mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2636 mm. Powered by a new 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol motor which makes 72PS and 96Nm, the kerb weight will be around 947 kg, while the safety features will include four airbags (dual front and side), rear parking sensors, speed limit alert, three-point seatbelts for all rows, and reverse camera.

On the launch, Thierry Bollore, CEO of Groupe Renault revealed that the Triber was conceived, developed and produced in India, and also said that it is for Indian customers first, before it is taken to the world. With an aim at doubling their sales by 2022, Triber might play a key role in Renault with its breakthrough concept.

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