The Renault Triber hit the market early last year as the country’s most affordable MPV, and now the compact seven seater has been given its first (albeit minor) upgrade.
The mid-range Dynamique and flagship Prestige models gain steering-mounted controls as well as LED indicators on the exterior mirrors, and the Prestige gains height adjustment for the driver’s seat. Renault has also mentioned a new dual-tone hooter, which is fitted across the range.
Thanks to the weaker rand, pricing has increased by over 12 percent since launch, with the range now starting at R185 900 for the base Expression model and rising to R221 900 for the Prestige AMT variant.
As before the only engine option available is a 1,0-litre, three-cylinder normally aspirated petrol unit that produces 52 kW and 96 N.m. Renault is planning to introduce a perkier turbocharged 1,0-litre engine, but a company spokesperson told us that it has been delayed, likely until late 2022.
Renault continues to offer the three familiar specification grades: Expression, Dynamique and Prestige.
In terms of standard specification, the Expression base model ships with air conditioning for all three rows as well as a Connect R&Go radio, front electric windows, remote central locking, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags and ABS brakes.
The Dynamique gains a 20.3cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, steering controls, electric mirrors, cooled glovebox, rear electric windows and roof bars.
The Prestige adds keyless entry with push-button start, one-touch functionality for the driver’s window, reverse camera, LED daytime-running lights, front side airbags and 15-inch wheels with ‘Flex’ wheel covers.
All Triber models are sold with a two-year/30 000 km service plan and five-year/150 000km mechanical warranty.
Renault Triber Pricing
1.0 Expression – R185 900
1.0 Dynamique – R195 900
1.0 Prestige – R211 900
1.0 Prestige AMT – R221 900