With 40,000 items bought in lower than a yr since its launch, the Triber has been a runaway success for Renault. And the shock right here is that the Triber did it with only one engine and one gearbox mixture, the place in fashionable instances, most automobiles have a number of engine and gearbox choices. But now, the Triber will get an AMT or automated handbook transmission as an choice! The Renault Triber is a quintessential individuals mover! Compact, sensible, spacious and really sensible, it’s straightforward to see why the Triber is doing nicely for Renault!
(The Triber AMT will get the identical engine because the handbook mannequin, which is a 1.0-litre petrol unit, making 71 bhp and 96 Nm.)
The Triber continues to get the identical 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine which makes 71 bhp at 6,250 rpm whereas the height energy output is 96 Nm coming in at 3,500 rpm. The claimed gasoline effectivity is eighteen.29 kmpl, which is simply marginally lower than the effectivity on the handbook variant. And that could be a small trade-off. More snug driving expertise with a negligible drop in effectivity! Apart from the 5-speed AMT, every thing else on the Triber stays the identical when it comes to specs.
AMT gearbox efficiency
(The Renault Triber AMT undoubtedly presents a extra snug drive, particularly on site visitors laden roads)
As is the case with all AMTs, the Triber’s AMT or Easy-R as it’s referred to as, is a 5-speed unit and whereas the gearshifts themselves are very easy, the method itself is slightly gradual and whereas it might not appear to be a lot of an issue when you find yourself driving at common metropolis speeds, however in case you’ll want to overtake a slower shifting automobile, you’ll need to plan that manoeuvre. Another piece of excellent information is you could shift gears utilizing the handbook mode as nicely, in case you’ll want to make a fast getaway.
(Overtaking manouevres on the Renault Triber AMT should be deliberate nicely.)
Unlike the Kwid, which will get a rotary knob, the Triber AMT will get a correct gear-shifter which makes for a extra genuine really feel when toggling between the drive mode, reverse and impartial. The Triber AMT additionally will get a creep operate, which implies when the automobile is in drive mode, one merely has to elevate off the brake pedal and the automobile begins shifting ahead slowly.
(Unlike the Kwid, the Renault Triber AMT will get a gearknob, as a substitute of a rotary knob. Gives you a greater really feel when shifting)
Quite useful, in case you’re driving in bumper to bumper site visitors. The one litre engine felt sufficient on the handbook model and it does on the AMT variant as nicely. It presents respectable pull within the mid-range and even on the very prime; the automobile would not appear to expire of breath. The trip high quality on the automobile stays supple as earlier than and nicely, the steering may have been slightly tauter however we aren’t complaining in any respect.
(Renault has carried out nicely to maintain the Triber proportionate, handsome and really sensible on the similar time.)
Design and practicality
In phrases of seems, the Renault Triber stays the identical, with its good-looking European design and compact however balanced proportions, resulting in a tall and broad stance. The inside too stays good and ethereal, providing a number of house and enormous home windows. One of the largest attracts on the Triber is that it presents a number of seating configurations.
(The third row of the Triber is modular may be completely eliminated with the Easyfix operate to get a number of seating/storage format.)
You may take away the rear seats fully and create more room for baggage and fold down the center row seats for much more cupboard space. This makes the Triber versatile and sensible. The Triber AMT will get the identical listing of options as its handbook counterparts.
(Apart from the gearknob, the cabin on the Triber AMT stays the identical. All handbook and their corresponding AMT variants get the identical listing of options too)
Cooled glovebox, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear AC vents are customary options discovered on RXL variant and upwards. In phrases of security, the automobile will get twin airbags throughout all variants and the top-spec RXZ mannequin will get further aspect airbags too.
Rivals and pricing
(The Triber AMT goes up towards the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Datsun Go+.)
In phrases of competitors, the Triber AMT goes up towards hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and presumably the Datsun Go+ as nicely. The costs of the Swift AGS begin at Rs. 6.66 lakh and go as much as Rs. 8.02 lakh. Similarly, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios petrol additionally will get AMT variants, whose costs fall between Rs. 6.45 lakh and Rs. 7.69 lakh. The Datsun Go+ CVT is maybe essentially the most apt rival of the Triber AMT right here and its costs vary from Rs. 6.70 lakh to Rs. 6.90 lakh.
(The Renault Triber AMT was launched in May 2020.)
Renault presents the AMT on RXL, RXT and the RXZ variants of the Triber and the costs begin at Rs. 6.25 lakh, going as much as Rs. 7.29 lakh. On a mean, the AMT variants are about Rs. 40,000 costlier than their handbook counterparts and whereas the value hole may have been lesser, it’s not drastically totally different both.
(The Renault Triber AMT makes lots of sense in case you want a funds individuals mover, with stable practicality.)
In a super world, the Triber ought to have had an AMT proper from the launch itself. The AMT presents a cushty drive, will get all of the options that the handbook does and isn’t overly costly too. For the costs, the Triber nonetheless makes lots of sense as a sub 4-metre seven seater MPV and makes for an ideal purchase in case you’re a household of 4 and have a canine in tow.