Renault launches ‘Made in India’ Triber in South Africa1 min read . Updated: 18 Feb 2020, 09:27 AM IST
The launch comes months after the French automaker began exporting the 7-seater MPV to the African nation.
French automaker Renault has launched its ‘Made-in-India’ Renault Triber MPV in South Africa at the price of 1,64,900 South African Rands. The announcement comes around six months since the company began exporting the 7-seater model to the African nation.
Renault has so far sold more than 28,000 Tribers in India since its launch last year.
Built on a modular platform shared by both Renault and Datsun, the Triber looks to tap into a new market soon. Renault also wants to expand the export of the MPV to other parts of Africa, ASEAN and SAARC countries too.
The Renault Triber comes fitted with the new Energy engine - a 1.0-liter petrol engine. It also offers 625L boot space - the largest boot capacity of its category, in five-seater configuration. Among the safety features the Renault Triber comes with 4 airbags.
“Triber has already established itself as a breakthrough concept and has seen tremendous acceptance amongst a wide set of car buyers. With more than 28,000 TRIBERs already sold in India, we are proud to launch the Renault Triber in South Africa. We will continue this growth momentum and foresee potential
growth and high demand from other African markets and ASEAN and SAARC countries alongside growing the Triber family in India," said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.
Earlier this month, Renault unveiled the AMT version of the Triber at the Auto Expo. It comes with 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Energy petrol engine which puts out 61 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The MPV also has a new turbocharged petrol engine that produces 99 bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque.
Renault Triber was conceived, developed and produced in India, before taking it to the world. With the launch of Triber in South Africa, Renault is delivering on its growth strategy shared at the launch of this new game-changer.