Renault has recently launched the Duster facelift in the country. Thanks to the updated model, Renault recorded a positive sales growth of 61% in July 2019. In order to improve sales, Renault is readying 3 new products for the Indian market. The company will launch the Triber in the Indian market on August 22, 2019.
After Triber, Renault will launch the Kwid facelift in the country in the end of this year. The Renault Triber will be based on the updated CMF-A platform, which also underpins the Kwid. It comes with 4 seating modes – Camp (2 seats), Surf (4 seats), Life (5-seats) and Tribe (7 seats). While the second row seats have slide, recline, fold and tumble function, the third row seats come with tumble, fold and remove function.
The Renault Triber offers a ground clearance of 182mm, while the wheelbase stands at 2636mm. It offers a boot space from 84-litres to 625-litres depending on the seat configuration. It will be powered by a 1.0L petrol engine that produces 71bhp of power and 96Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and AMT unit.
Renault is reportedly planning to launch the Kwid facelift in the country during festive season Diwali. The hatchback will witness subtle aesthetic changes and a few new features. Mechanically, the vehicle might remain unchanged. It is expected that the facelifted model will share styling cues from the Kwid-based – the City K-ZE electric vehicle that recently unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Renault is also likely to make some changes to the platform to meet the upcoming crash test norms.
French automaker, Renault is developing a sub-4 meter SUV, codenamed HBC for the Indian market. This model will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming Hyundai Venue. Renault HBC will be based on the low-cost CMF-A platform that also underpins the Kwid. The Renault HBC will receive the turbocharged version of the 1.0-litre petrol engine, which will be compliant with BSVI emission norms. Both manual and AMT versions are likely to be on offer.