Renault South Africa launched the manual Triber in February 2020 and now, there’s a new kid on the block. This time the seven-seater Renault Triber gets an automated manual transmission (AMT) which has especially been designed for city driving.
Renault Triber AMT Prestige Specifications
The new self-shifting Renault Triber AMT looks set to follow in the tracks of its manual sibling which has already surpassed the 2 500 sales mark in South Africa. It’s no surprise, really, as the Triber checks all the boxes in terms of design, features, functionality and fuel economy.
To recap, the Renault Triber comes in four variants; Camp Mode (2-seater), Surf Mode (4-seater), Life Mode (5-seater) and Tribe Mode (7-seater). The new AMT will be available in the range-topping Prestige model and comes fitted with projector headlights, C-shaped LED daytime running lights and Eagle beak tail lights at the rear.
Ground clearance is an impressive 182 mm complimented by SUV-type skid plates. They’ve also added roof rails with a load capacity of 50kg. Speaking of weight, the Renault Triber remains under a ton with spacious dimensions of 3990 mm in length, 1739 mm in width and 1643 mm in height.
Inside the Triber, you will find an 8-inch MediaNav Evolution touchscreen that comes integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also has a Voice Command button and video playback on the screen along with a Smart Access Card for Keyless Entry and Stop-Start functionality.
Safety And Performance
The Renault Triber Prestige trim level includes features such as four airbags, a reversing camera, 15-inch “flex” wheels and a third 12 V socket. As with the manual derivative, power comes from a naturally aspirated 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine delivering 52 kW with 96 Nm of torque while the five-speed AMT transmission pushes power to the front wheels.
According to the French carmaker, the AMT has been “specifically tuned for effortless driving in city traffic conditions”. It offers consumers complete peace of mind with not only low maintenance costs but also a good claimed fuel efficiency of 5.5l/100km on a combined cycle.
With the Easy-R AMT, the Renault Triber will become a more flexible, attractive and affordable option for potential buyers. Pricing starts at R219,900 which is only R10,000 more than the 2020 manual version.
All Renault Triber models feature a two-year/30 000 km service plan with 15 000 km intervals and a five-year/150 000 km warranty.
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* Pricing accurate as of 7 January 2021