Renault Triber Review Test Drive
Looks like the wait has been prolonged for a turbo Triber variant

Renault has postponed the launch of the Triber turbo petrol variant. It will arrive in the market after the launch of the Kiger compact SUV next year.

While the variant was expected to be introduced this year, Renault reckons that it would be apt to launch the new engine in a brand-new product.

From a marketing standpoint, the carmaker feels it is better to introduce and position the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder HR10 turbo petrol mill as the Kiger’s unit and then offer it in the Triber, rather than the other way round.

Sourced from Nissan (Renault’s alliance partner) the turbo petrol motor is the derivative of the 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder HR13 turbo petrol unit used in the Nissan Kicks and the Renault Duster.

The 1.0-litre motor is expected to develop about 95 HP and it will go on to power the Nissan Magnite compact SUV, the Kiger’s twin in different clothing, as well.

At present, the Triber is powered by a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated (NA) petrol engine that puts out a maximum of 72 PS and 96 Nm peak torque.

When it gets launched, the Triber turbo petrol will help the French carmaker increase its market share, which currently stands at 3.2 percent, in the nation.

Renault Triber Turbo Petrol Launch

  • Renault has postponed the Triber turbo petrol launch
  • The firm wants to introduce the Kiger with the new engine
  • It feels that it would be the right marketing strategy
The car will continue to be powered by the same NA 1.0-litre unit for now

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