Renault South Africa has expanded its seven-seater Triber range with the introduction of an automated manual transmission (AMT) variant.

The self-shifting derivatives joins the manual-equipped models that launched in South Africa in February 2020, with local sales having already pasted the 2 500 mark.

Priced at R219 900 and available exclusively in flagship Prestige trim, the five-speed AMT variant commands a R10 000 premium over the equivalently specified five-speed manual derivative.

As a reminder, the Prestige trim level includes items such as four airbags, a reversing camera, LED daytime running lights, 15-inch “flex” wheels, a third 12 V socket and keyless entry. An eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

As with the manual models, power comes from a naturally aspirated 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine delivering 52 kW with 96 N.m to the front axle. The French firm says the AMT has been “specifically tuned for effortless driving in city traffic conditions”.

All models in the Indian-built Triber range feature a two-year/30 000 km service plan (with 15 000 km intervals) and a five-year/150 000 km warranty.

Pricing:
Renault Triber Expression 1,0: R183 900
Renault Triber Dynamique 1,0: R193 900
Renault Triber Prestige 1,0: R209 900
Renault Triber Prestige AMT 1,0: R219 900