Renault has revealed its new seven-seater Triber destined for Mzansi.
When it arrives next year it’ll set its sights especially on the Datsun GO+ as well as the Toyota Avanza and Suzuki Ertiga.
The Triber will expand Renault’s budget car offering, which already includes the tiny Kwid and popular Duster SUV.
With the introduction of the Triber it’s clear that Renault is dividing its product range into two lines – a budget car range and a more premium and stylish set of vehicles, which includes the Clio, Megane, Captur and Koleos.
According to Renault, the Triber is a compact vehicle measuring less than four metres in length and apparently offers great flexibility, while it only weights 947kg.
It can carry up to seven passengers and show off its versatility.
Owners can also remove the third row of seats.
The five-seater configuration features one of the largest boot capacities in its category with a claimed size of 625 litres.
Like the Kwid and Duster, the Triber will be well-equipped with all the must-have comfort features, inluding air-conditioning and power steering. Part of the standard spec includes Renault’s 8-inch touschreen infotainment system which pairs with either Apple or Android smartphones.
On the safety front, there are four airbags and since it will be a people carrier, we expect it to come with ABS brakes too.
Powering the Triber will be a revised version of Renault’s tried-and-trusted 1,0-litre, three-cylinder engine which churns out 56kW and 96Nm of torque.
The engine is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox or an automated manual transmission.