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Renault Triber AMT review: Renault Triber AMT review: Convenience or compromise? – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Affordable yet spacious for Indian families is proabably the best way to describe the Renault Triber.
Introduced in 2019, Triber’s first innings with the manual gearbox resulted in healthy acceptance. Now, Renault has rolled out AMT gearbox as an option, thus increasing the practicality of the car, especially for city commute.

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Spacious:
Renault India planted Triber in the market to meet the needs of large Indian families and be budget-friendly as well. The seven-seater houses three rows and engineers have been intelligent enough to accommodate more headspace for third-row occupants. Powered by the same 1.0-litre Kwid engine, Renault Triber makes a promising entry-level offer for urban runabouts.
The default mode gives lots of space for 5 people and a best-in-class 625-litre boot space so that you can carry all your luggage, barbecue set or camping gear effortlessly. The Renault Triber comes with innovative EasyFix seats that transform the car into a 6-seater or a 7-seater at the touch of a button.
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Engine:
This is where Renault has lacked. Giving a seven-seater a 1.0 litre wasn’t the best possible solution. The 3-cylinder petrol Energy Engine generates 72 PS with 96 Nm torque. Further equipped with modern technology like the dual VVT system that delivers maximum response at all revs, it ensures optimum acceleration.

This along with 15kmpl+ fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost makes the engine suited for India. It is available in 5-speed manual transmission and now a 5-speed automated-manual transmission.
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What’s so special about AMT?
Well, the new Triber also comes with a 5-Speed EASY-R AMT that delivers an effortless and comfortable drive. It is equipped with the Traffic Assist function, which allows effortless driving in city traffic conditions.
Rounding off looks inside and out!
How does AMT feel?
As soon as you put the foot down on the pedal, you can understand that it is a three-cylinder engine. The beginning is lazy and as you build speed the Triber feels comfortable.
Much like most entry level AMTs, Triber’s drive isn’t any exciting. What’s good, however, is that the gearbox gets the job done along with the comfort of two pedals.
Honestly, don’t expect to extract a lot of performance out of the Triber. The manual version took around 18 seconds in 0-100 dash while the AMT takes full four seconds extra.
The ride and handling are similar to the manual version. Triber has good road manners and the suspensions soak up road undulations without passing on too many jerks inside the cabin.
Triber has been the most popular model for Renault in 2019. Going against the trend, Renault offered Triber with only one engine-gearbox combination. Strange, but this strange combination resulted in over 40,000- unit sales. That surely helps AMT to strengthen its case, coming in at the backdrop of an already well-received manual variant.
Triber stands apart
SUV or anything remotely SUV-ish is having a superb effect on the market. Triber, a crossover has SUV-ish touch in abundance. Exterior features like bold chrome-packed grille, projector headlamps, wheel arch cladding, chunky bumper, black B & C Pillar, body-coloured ORVM.
The Renault Triber has always been high on practicality, yet subtle in design. Dual-tone dashboard with the piano black finish around the instrument cluster – White Colour, Air Vents (Front – side) with Satin Outline, Instrument Cluster with Satin Semi-Outline, Meson Black Fabric Upholstery round off the interiors.

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