PREVIEW | You won’t believe how affordable Renault’s new seven-seater Triber SUV is

Renault will launch a new SUV locally that can carry up to seven passengers. The new Triber is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine. Prices start at R164 900. 

The French car company says its new Triber boasts a best-in-class ground clearance of 182mm and has the largest boot space, 625 litres, in its class.

The three-cylinder unit produces 52kW and 96Nm, says Renault, and claims an average fuel consumption of 5.5-litres per 100km.  

The Triber boasts 100-seating combinations and can be laid out in two-seater, four-seater, five-seater, and seven-seater configurations depending on what is required. 

On the safety front, the Triber is equipped with ABS, driver and passenger airbags across the range, front side airbags on the Prestige model, reinforced body structure and a generous passive safety level. 

There are three models to choose from, the base Expression for R164 900, the Dynamique that retails for R174 900 and the top of the range Prestige that costs R189 900. 

Included in the price is a two-year or 30 000km service plan and five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty.  

Wheels24's Sean Parker will be attending the local launch on Thursday. Look out for his driving impressions later in the week.

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