75000 units and counting: Renault Triber
Here is yet another new milestone for the Renault Triber. 75,000 units sold and going strong. The car was launched on 28th, of August 2019. The 7 seater had given Renault a new life for the Indian Market. The UV market share has climbed up to 4.79% in FY2021 against 1.57% in FY2019. And it is all thanks to the Renault Triber. The recently launched Kiger has helped the cause of volume and market share gain.
Triber helps Renault gain 4.79 per cent utility vehicles market share. Flexible seating is said to have helped gain popularity in rural markets. Triber currently priced between Rs 5.30-7.82 lakh.
In FY2020 (between August 2019-March 2020), the Triber sold a total of 33,860 units and 40,956 units in FY2021, taking the cumulative total to 74,816 units – 184 short of the 75,000 mark. The SUV sold a total of 11,768 units in Q4 FY2021 (January-March 2021), which makes for a monthly average of 3,922 a month or 126 units a day. This means that the remaining 184 units would have been sold in the first three-odd days of this month.
The most recent update for the Renault Triber came just last month, bringing with it additional features and new dual-tone colours on the fully-loaded Triber RxZ. Prices for the 2021 Triber start at Rs 5.30 lakh and go up to Rs 7.82 lakh.
Powering the Renault Triber is an upgraded version of the Kwid’s 1.0-litre (BR10), three-cylinder petrol engine. It develops 72hp and 96Nm of torque and comes paired to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed AMT unit. The ARAI-rated mileage for the manual is 20kpl. Renault is expected to introduce a turbocharged Triber, with 100hp, at a later stage.
Top-spec Tribers feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a digital instrument cluster, AC vents in all three rows, a cooled centre box, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, power windows, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a rear wash-wipe.
In terms of safety, all Tribers come with three-point seatbelts on all rows, ABS, reverse parking sensors and at least two airbags. Additionally, top-spec variants get the added safety of front-side airbags and a rear parking camera.
The company’s push and expansion in rural India is also paying off. At present, Renault India has more than 390 sales and 470 service outlets, including over 200 'Workshop on Wheels' facilities, across the country.