As a more economical alternative to the Lodgy, the Renault Triber made its debut in the middle of 2019. The sub-four metre MPV crossover has been a unique offering since its launch, but as part of the Renault-Nissan collaboration, a cousin with a Nissan logo will soon join it.
The seven-seat Triber has two adjustable seats in the third row. With a capacity of 625 litres in five-seater configuration, the body design offers much more luggage room than any other subcompact vehicle. While the Triber still has an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, AC vents for the second and third row seats, and a digital instrument cluster, it is not exactly a feature-rich vehicle as an affordable option.
With four airbags, ESP, hill start assist, traction control, and a tyre pressure monitor as standard, it does all the right things in terms of safety.
Since its debut, the Renault subcompact MPV has only been offered with one engine: a 1-liter petrol engine with naturally aspirated displacement that produces 72PS and 96Nm, and comes with an option of a five-speed manual or an AMT.
What will be different about the Nissan MPV?
To distinguish itself from the Renault Triber, the Nissan version of the MPV ought to have a distinctive exterior design language. We anticipate that it will be based on the Triber’s soon-to-be-released facelift.
A 100PS, 1-liter turbo-petrol engine from the Kiger and Magnite SUVs as well as LED lighting and a digital entertainment system may be added to the redesigned Triber. Thus, the Nissan MPV ought to provide the same drivetrains and characteristics as the Triber facelift.
Since the introduction of the Magnite, the Nissan lineup in India has become stale. Although Nissan and Renault have not provided a release date for the new goods planned for India, the Nissan MPV may perhaps be available by the middle of 2024.
Priced at around Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom), it would likely compete with hatchbacks like the Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Swift, and Renault Clio.
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