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.
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. 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.
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. The most affordable offering in this line-up is the Datsun Go+ cheaper than the equivalent Triber (the second most affordable model in the list).