Renault has been a consistent performer in the compact SUV segment for nearly a decade. The success of Duster gave the French automaker the much-needed confidence to expand its profile in the Indian market. Hence, it came first with its first compact family MPV in the form of Triber, followed by the Kiger compact SUV.
Both the cars play a substantial role in their respective segment. However, there are key differences between these two. We will try to uncover those unique aspects in the comparison below.
Dimension wise, both may appear the same, but there are differences in both the sibling. Where the Kiger is slightly wider, the Triber is taller and have a larger wheelbase than the Kiger. Another aspect that gives Triber an edge over its brother is the large boot space (with all seats down), and this is due to the seating arrangement of the former.
However, the Kiger being an SUV has a high ground clearance than Triber.
|1,605 (With roof bars) mm
Looks and Design
The Triber has been designed to serve the purpose of a family MPV, so the styling is a bit subtle with a triple edge chrome grille and sleek projector-type headlamps with LED DRLs at the front. The car features a contrasting black roof and wraps around tail lamps at the rear.
The Kiger, on the other hand, is a compact SUV that is more aggressive in styling with a large grille and LED pure vision headlamps with LED DRLs at the front. The sport and muscular exteriors are complemented by diamond-cut alloy wheels and C-shaped LED tail lamps.
Interiors and Features
The cabin of both cars focuses more on the passenger with a decent list of features. The Kiger has rich interiors with better use of quality materials. The dashboard has a neat design highlighted by piano black elements on the centre console and chrome detailing around the gear knob.
The Triber is also a modern-looking car from inside with deep black and beige cabin theme and silver accents on the centre console. The car is spacious and mainly designed to accommodate comfort and convenience.
In the features department, both are well-equipped having digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 60:40 rear split, electrically adjustable ORVMs, push engine start/stop, glove box cooling, and rear ac vents, among others.
However, Kiger has an edge as it comes with a bigger 8-inch touchscreen display and extra features like wireless charging, ambient lighting, Arkamys sound system and automatic AC. But on the other hand, being an MPV, Triber has a flexible seating capacity with a side & reclining second-row, and large boot space.
Both the cars are pretty much covered in the safety department with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking camera with sensors and rear defogger. However, Kiger has an extra set of features, including side airbags, a tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera.
There is not much difference in the engine department as both the cars share the same 1.0L energy petrol engine. But the main thing that sets apart Kiger from Triber is the powerful 1.0L turbo-petrol engine and that too with the option of manual and Xtronic CVT transmission, which is something the SUV enthusiasts will cherish while driving.
|1.0L petrol/1.0L turbo-petrol
|5-speedMT, AMT/X-Tronic CVT
Pricing and Verdict
Renault Triber comes in the price bracket of Rs 5.69 – 8.25 Lakh, while the Renault Kiger can be availed in the range of Rs 5.79 – 10.22 Lakh (ex-showroom). For an everyday joe, there is not much to differentiate in terms of pricing, save for the top-end models of Kiger. But for people who want more practicality and more space for a family with a decent level of comfort features, the Triber can be the ideal choice.
However, if you want more comfort and convenience at the price of the top-end model of Triber, the Kiger is the perfect fit for your requirement. Moreover, if you are an enthusiast and want more power from Kiger, you have to shell out extra bucks for the turbo-petrol engine.
So, the deal is pretty simple, do you want extra seating capacity with more boot space for family or looking for a compact SUV with more power and features? The choice is yours.