Renault Triber AMT India launch slated for May 18

The Renault Triber has been quite a popular offering in the Indian market, but non-availability of an automatic transmission has always been a bummer.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 11 May 2020, 00:29 AM
File photo of Renault Triber. (Bloomberg)
File photo of Renault Triber. (Bloomberg)
File photo of Renault Triber. (Bloomberg)
File photo of Renault Triber.

Renault showcased the Triber AMT in the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2020. Now the same has been slated for launch on May 18th as per a leaked document. The car has already been spotted amidst testing on several occasions in the past.

While the Triber has been quite a popular offering in the Indian market, but an automatic transmission has always been sorely missed in it.

(Also Read: Renault puts historic Boulogne property up for sale: Sources)

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The car is now bound to get the Kwid's 5-speed Easy-R AMT unit and will use the BS 6 compliant 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 72 PS of maximum power and 96 Nm of peak torque. In terms of fuel economy, the engine is rated to deliver 20.5 kmpl, while the 5-speed MT version delivers 20 kmml.

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The company is also working on the HR10 1.0L turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine which will be given to it in the future. For the uninitiated, this engine is a downsized version of the HR13 1.3L turbocharged petrol engine which made its debut in the 5th-gen Nissan Micra, a few years back.

Renault Triber AMT leaked document. Image Courtesy: Team-BHP
Renault Triber AMT leaked document. Image Courtesy: Team-BHP
Renault Triber AMT leaked document. Image Courtesy: Team-BHP
Renault Triber AMT leaked document. Image Courtesy: Team-BHP

This engine is available with/without direct injection and has been rated to push out 100 PS/ 160 Nm (without direct injection) and 117 PS/ 170 Nm (with direct injection). Following Triber, the engine will also make way to the Renault's upcoming HBC sub-4 metre SUV.

In terms of pricing, the Renault Triber AMT will be made available at a slightly higher premium due to the updated engine as well as costlier transmission. It will retail at around 30,000 to 40,000 higher price-tag in comparison to the current MT model.

(Also Read: Renault may cut sub-contractors to save up to 200 million euros: Sources)

As per the leaked document, display and the booking will commence on the same day as its launch.

First Published Date: 10 May 2020, 20:19 PM IST
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