Is this new sub-4m crossover MPV the most fuel efficient seven seater under Rs 10 lakh? We find out.
The Renault Triber will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine.
It will be offered with the choice of a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
Claimed fuel efficiency of the Triber’s manual version is 20kmpl.
AMT Triber is even more frugal with a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.5kmpl.
Expected to launch in the second-half of 2019 at under Rs 6 lakh.
The Renault Triber and its specifications have been revealed ahead of its launch later this year. It is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that will be available with both a 5-speed manual transmission as well as a 5-speed AMT. There will be no diesel engine on offer. Here’s how the Triber fares against the Datsun GO+ and Ertiga petrol-MT in terms of engine specifications:
|Renault Triber||Datsun GO+||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
|Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder||1.2-litre, 3-cylinder||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/ 5-speed AMT||5-speed MT||5-speed MT/ 4-speed AT|
|Fuel Economy||20kmpl/ 20.5kmpl||19.83kmpl||19.34kmpl/ 18.69kmpl|
The upcoming Renault Triber will be the most fuel-efficient petrol-powered MPV. Surprisingly, its petrol-AMT powertrain is even more fuel efficient than the manual version by 0.5kmpl. It does have the smallest engine, but it still makes more power than the GO+’s 1.2-litre unit. The Datsun GO+ is the lightest of the lot, gets the least power and is 0.17kmpl less efficient than the manual Triber.
Maruti’s Ertiga is the largest car here with the biggest engine that also makes the most power and torque. At the same time, it’s also the heaviest and yet is only 0.66kmpl less fuel efficient than the manual variant of the Triber. However, the AT variant of the Ertiga is considerably less efficient than the AMT Triber, doing 1.81 kilometres fewer per litre of petrol.
The Renault Triber is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019 with prices likely to start under Rs 6 lakh. While the Datsun GO+ is also a sub-4m 7-seater MPV, the Triber is looking to offer a more premium experience along with a first-in-segment modular seat arrangement. Meanwhile, the Maruti Ertiga is priced over Rs 7.5 lakh and competes with Renault’s larger MPV offering, the Lodgy. As a result, the Triber doesn’t have any direct rivals and is positioned above the GO+ and below the Ertiga.