Renault Triber AMT spied ahead of Auto Expo debut
A set of spy images have appeared on the internet that show the AMT-equipped Renault Triber undergoing testing. This automatic version of the MPV is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo, which begins on February 5. As seen in these photos, the Triber will get the same Easy-R five-speed AMT as seen in the Kwid.
We also think that Renault India will make the 1.0-litre unit BSVI when this new version debuts. The Triber's 999cc Energy engine makes 72PS @ 6,250rpm and 96Nm @ 3,500rpm, currently paired with a five-speed manual. We expect the AMT box to be available in the top two variants, RXT and RXZ. Like in the Kwid, this version could do away with a traditional shifter and get a rotary dial for gear selection. Renault has already revealed the Triber AMT's fuel-efficiency figures to be 20.5 kmpl.
It is also expected that Renault will introduce a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor for the Triber around the same time as the AMT version. This could be derived from the TCe 100 motor already available internationally in the Renault Clio and the Nissan Micra. This motor is already Euro-6DTemp compliant abroad, equivalent to our BSVI norms. The motor puts out up to 100PS and 160Nm.
The Renault Triber launched in India in August 2019 and has been a big success, over 10,000 units were sold within two months of launch. The Triber sits on a heavily reworked version of the CMF-A platform. It has been specifically designed for the India market and has been jointly developed by the firm's French and Indian teams. Dimensionally, it is 3,990mm long, 1,739mm wide and 1,643mm tall. The wheelbase is 2,636mm. Boot space is between 84 litres and 625 litres. Five colour options are available. The seven-seater MPV's USP is its highly flexible seating arrangement, which includes a pair of third-row seats that can be removed completely. Four trims are currently available, prices for the base RXE are Rs 4.95 lakh, while the top RXZ variant costs Rs 6.49 lakh.
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