Renault launched the Triber MPV in mid-2019 as a more affordable seven-seater crossover in India. It was introduced as a replacement for the Renault Lodgy, which failed to make a mark in the Indian market. The Renault Triber has been a unique proposition since its launch, and it became an instant hit in the country due to its versatile seating configurations and spacious interior.
With the growing demand for compact MPVs in India, Renault’s alliance partner Nissan is all set to join the bandwagon by launching its version of the Triber. The Nissan-badged MPV is expected to arrive by mid-2024 and is likely to offer the same powertrains and features as the updated Triber.
Renault Triber Features and Engine details
The Triber’s sub-four-meter body shape allows for a lot more luggage space than any other subcompact offering, at 625 litres. It is a seven-seater with two removable seats in the third row, making it a versatile MPV. The Triber is not exactly rich in features in its current form, but it still offers an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, AC vents for second and third-row seats, and a digitised instrument cluster. The Triber covers the safety bases with four airbags, ESP, hill start assist, traction control, and a tyre pressure monitor as standard.
The Renault subcompact MPV only comes with one engine since its launch: a naturally aspirated 1-litre petrol engine making 72PS and 96Nm, with the choice of a five-speed manual gearbox and AMT.
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What to Expect from the Upcoming Nissan MPV?
The Nissan version of the MPV is likely to sport a different exterior design language to set itself apart from the Renault Triber. Nissan is expected to base its MPV on the facelifted version of the Triber, which is due to be launched soon. The updated Triber could get some feature updates like LED lighting, a digital infotainment system, and the much-awaited 100PS, 1-litre turbo-petrol engine from the Kiger and Magnite SUVs.
If the Nissan MPV is based on the updated Triber, it should offer the same powertrains and features as the facelifted Triber. The Nissan-badged MPV is likely to be priced from Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom), making it an alternative to hatchbacks and other MPVs.
Nissan’s Presence in India
The Nissan lineup in India has been stale since the arrival of the Magnite. The Magnite has been a hit for Nissan, and it has helped revive the company’s fortunes in India. The compact SUV has a starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom), making it one of the most affordable offerings in its segment. Nissan is planning to introduce several new models in India to build on the success of the Magnite.
Expected Launch Date of Nissan MPV
Renault and Nissan have not laid out any timelines for the new products lined up for India. However, the Nissan MPV could arrive by mid-2024, which is a long wait for Indian buyers. The compact MPV segment is highly competitive, and Nissan’s arrival in the segment will be welcomed by buyers looking for an affordable and spacious MPV.
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