The Renault Triber has been a fortune cookie for the brand, bringing consistent healthy numbers to the sales charts. And it’s not just down to the attractive sticker price, oh no. It’s a lot more than what meets the eye – the Triber is sure to surprise you by its versatility and clever packaging. With a starting price of Rs 5.30 lakh, ex-showroom, it’s a great seven-seater MPV, or as we look it, an enormous and hugely spacious five-seater vehicle for the city.
With a sliding middle row that opens up a good chunk of room for your knees, the Triber is a comfortable cruiser for the city, as we found out in our first-drive review. It further benefits from good glasshouse all around, and a suspension set up that would genuinely impress you with its ride quality.
Adding to the delight that this package offers is its latest Global NCAP crash results – a mighty impressive four stars with an overall score of 11.62 on 17 for adult occupants and 27.0 on 49 for child safety. The model tested came with the most basic safety specifications – two airbags, a seatbelt reminder system and ABS. The model comes equipped with a 71bhp 1.0-litre engine with 96Nm on offer. No might figures, and this is one aspect where Renault could improve the offering a bit more, especially when they have access to a turbo-charged version of it.
Crash Test Analysis
The protection offered to the driver and passenger heads and necks was good, whilst the driver chest showed marginal protection and passenger chest showed adequate protection. Driver knees showed marginal protection as they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard.
The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings. However though, the footwell area was rated as stable. The car offers standard SBR for driver and passenger.
Given that the Triber doesn’t offer ISOFIX mounts, the child seat for the 3 year old was installed FWF with the adult seatbelt and was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. Chest protection was average and the head protection was low as it was exposed during the crash. The 18 month old CRS was installed with the adult seatbelt rearward facing offering full protection to the child occupant.