Every Renault Triber variant gets equipment addition deletion. Price announcement soon.
Earlier this year, the Renault Triber was updated with a handful of new features and a new paint option. Now, Renault has rolled out yet another update, that sees deletion of several features and some minor updates across the board, while adding a few more. Renault has also revised the variant nomenclature of the sub-4m MPV. Let’s take a closer look at all the updates.
All trims see deletion of several features
Updates effective on bookings made from August 2021
Launch of 1.0-litre turbo-petrol version expected soon
Renault Triber: what’s new?
Until now, the Renault Triber is available in four trims – RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. First up, Renault has revised the names of the individual variants. While the base RXE remains constant, the RXL, RXT and RXZ have now been revised to RXE+, RXL+ and RXT+ respectively. Let’s take a closer look at what has been added and deleted for each individual trim.
2021 Renault Triber RXE
The base RXE trim of the Triber sees the least revisions. The only major update is that the side under body sill will now be available in body colour instead of the black finish it previously got. The RXE trim also sees the deletion of the ‘Energy’ badge from the tailgate, which is consistent across all other trims.
2021 Renault Triber RXE+ (was Triber RXL earlier)
The second-from-base RXE+ trim (previously RXL) sees the maximum features being deleted. This majorly includes the air-con vents from the second and third rows, cooled cupholders from the centre console, chrome garnish for the front grille, side body decals, chrome surround for the instrument cluster and plastic seat rail covers. Moreover, the body coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors and door handles are now finished in matte black. The gloss black accent on the dashboard also gets a plain matte black treatment.
On the up side, Renault has added roof rails and power windows for the second row. The side under body sill that was previously finished in black is now body coloured. Lastly, the satin trim around the side air-con vents are now finished in chrome.
2021 Renault Triber RXL+ (was Triber RXT earlier)
Moving on to the RXL+ trim, the Outside Rear View Mirrors which were previously finished in body colour get a new Mystery black paint finish. Like all other trims, the black side under body sill is now finished in body colour.
However, features such as cooled glove box, driver side seat back pocket, blacked-out B-pillar, Eco scoring mode from the infotainment system and chrome surround for the instrument cluster have been removed.
2021 Renault Triber RXT+ (was Triber RXZ earlier)
The top-spec RXT+ trim carries over the Mystery black Outside Rear View Mirrors and body-coloured side under body finish from the RXL+ trim. The most notable upgrade on the RXT+ trim is a new design for the gear lever.
The RXT+ trim also sees the deletion of the Eco scoring mode from the infotainment system and black cladding for the B-Pillar. More importantly, the fabric lining for the door arm rest has been swapped with a plastic trim.
Renault Triber: prices expected to remian the same
Surprisingly, even with the feature revisions, prices for the Renault Triber are expected to remiain the same according to dealer sources. As of today, the Renault Triber range is priced from Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 7.95 lakh. (ex-showroom, Delhi)
There are no changes to the engine line-up either, with Renault continuing with the sole 72hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, paired with either a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox.
While there is no clear reason given by the brand for the above variant changes, sources tell us that the updates have been made due to rising input costs. Additionally, as reported by us long ago, the Triber 1.0-liter turbo petrol is long due and the rejig in the trims and features could have been done to create space for a new top-spec variant of the Triber with the turbo-petrol engine. The 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine is the same unit that sees duty on the Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite compact SUVs.
Renault Triber: competition check
The Triber’s closest rival is the Datsun Go+ (Rs 4.25-6.99 lakh), which occupies a similar niche in the market. In terms of its pricing, the Triber can be seen as an alternative to hatchbacks such as the Maruti Swift (Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh), Ford Figo (Rs 5.64-7.09 lakh*) and the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs 5.19-7.86 lakh*), as well as a more budget-friendly alternative to larger MPVs, such as the Maruti Ertiga (Rs 7.69-10.47 lakh).