The Triber uses a BS6-compliant 72hp, 1.0-litre, petrol engine

Gearbox options now include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT

BS6 engine paired with the manual gearbox is 1kpl less efficient than its BS4 counterpart

The Renault Triber was launched in August 2019 with a BS4-compliant petrol engine. Earlier in 2020, the compact 7-seater made the switch to a BS6-compliant version of the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. More recently, the line-up has expanded with the launch of the automatic version of the Triber, which is equipped with a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

As we’ve witnessed on multiple cars that have been upgraded to the latest emission norms, the BS6 Triber’s fuel economy is also down on the earlier BS4 version’s number. With the 5-speed manual gearbox, the Triber is certified with an ARAI-tested 19kpl economy; or 1kpl less than the equivalent BS4 version. The new AMT variant has been certified with an economy figure of 18.29kpl.

How does the Renault Triber compare on fuel economy?

The Renault Triber takes on the Datsun Go+ and can also be clubbed with like-priced hatchbacks like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo. Here’s how the cars in question compare on fuel economy.  

Renault Triber vs rivals: MileageTriberGo+Grand i10 NiosSwiftFigoEngine1.0-litre, 3 cyls, naturally aspirated1.2-litre, 3 cyls, naturally aspirated1.2-litre, 4 cyls, naturally aspirated1.2-litre, 4 cyls, naturally aspirated1.2-litre, 3 cyls, naturally aspiratedPower72hp68hp (MT)/77hp (AT)83hp83hp96hpTorque96Nm104Nm114Nm113Nm119NmGearbox5-speed MT/AMT5-speed MT/CVT5-speed MT/AMT5-speed MT/AMT5-speed MTARAI mileage (MT)19kpl19.02kpl20.7kpl21.21kpl18.5kplARAI mileage (AT)18.29kpl18.57kpl20.5kpl21.21kpl-

From the table above, we can see that while the Triber provides practicality and seating for seven, in the engine department it is overshadowed by the hatchbacks and has the second lowest ARAI mileage figure. Although, its figures are only a fraction lower than the Datsun Go+, which ekes out 0.2kpl more in manual form and 0.28kpl more in automatic guise.

Without a doubt, it is the Maruti Suzuki Swift that is the most efficient offering, as it returns 21.21kpl in both manual and automatic versions. The Ford Figo, on the other hand, has the lowest fuel economy – 18.5kpl – in manual form and is not currently available with an automatic. 

We should also mention that we are using ARAI-tested mileage claims; real world figures always tend to be lower. Hyundai also offers a Grand I10 Nios Turbo with a sportier 100hp, 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine, which has been left out of this comparison.

How does the Renault Triber compare on price?

Renault Triber vs rivals: PriceTriberGoGrand i10 NiosSwiftFigoPrice rangeRs 4.99-7.22 lakhRs 4.20-6.90 lakhRs 5.07-7.69 lakhRs 5.14-7.97 lakhRs 5.39-6.95 lakh

The most affordable offering in this line-up is the Datsun Go+, which at Rs 4.20 lakh (base model) is a good Rs 79,000 cheaper than the equivalent Triber (the second most affordable model in the list). The priciest model is the Maruti Suzuki Swift, which in its top-spec form is Rs 1.07 lakh more than the equivalent Datsun Go+ and Rs 75,000 more than the top-spec Triber.   

The table above shows the price ranges for the petrol versions of all the models, however, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo are also available with BS6-compliant diesel engines.

All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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