PARIS -- Renault has added to its model range in India with the Triber, a small seven-seat crossover that is less than 4000 mm (158 inches) long.
The Triber is based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance's CMF-A platform, which underpins the Kwid SUV, which was an instant success when it was first introduced in 2015, selling more than 100,000 units in its first full year on the market, but sales have declined since then to about half that rate.
In addition to the Kwid and Triber, Renault sells the Duster and Captur SUVs. The Triber will be built at Renault's factory in Chennai and go on sale in the second half of this year "at a competitive price" to comparable five-seat models, the company said.
The Triber is part of Renault's Global Access Range of low-cost vehicles. It will also be sold elsewhere, Renault CEO Thierry Bollore said in a news release. "The Triber was conceived, developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before we take it to the world," he said.
The Triber is the second new Global Access car this year, following the Arkana four-door coupe crossover, which will be sold in Russia, South Korea and China.