Renault, the France based car manufacturer rolled out the highly anticipated multi-purpose vehicle Lodgy in India. The MPV from Renault is priced starting from Rs 8.19 lakh as per the ex-showroom pricing inDelhi.
The Renault Lodgy is powered by a 4 cylinder 1.5 litre K9K diesel engine that comes in two states of tunes – one with 85 PS (84 bhp) and the other with 110 PS (108 bhp) respectively. This engine is identical to the one that powered the manufacturer’s most popular and best selling vehicle – Duster. For now, Renault has not launched the petrol variant of the multi-purpose vehicle in the country.
The MPV is sold in the international market as Dacia Lodgy and its Indian model is re-badged as Renault Lodgy. The vehicle shares its platform with the Duster with slight modifications and its interiors as well.
The Renault Lodgy provides a best in class wheelbase of 2,810 mm and it has a spacious cabin. It is a worthy multi-purpose vehicle in the 7-seater or 8-seater category. The 7-seater has capital seats in the second row, whereas the 8-seater configuration as a flat second row seat with the ability to house three passengers comfortably.
When it comes to new features, the Renault Lodgy multi-purpose vehicle has a height adjustable driver seat, tough screen media navigation control with micro USB, AUX and Bluetooth support, multi-functional steering wheel, Brake assist, airbags for the driver and front passenger seat and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution).
The Renault Lodgy will be locally manufactured inIndiaat the Renault-Nissan alliance manufacturing facility in Oragadam in Chennai. The multi-purpose vehicle from the French auto maker is likely to take on the others in the category in terms of competition. To mention a few, we can say Honda Mobilio and Toyota Innova that the best sellers in the category.
The 85 PS or 5 speed manual model of the MPV is priced between Rs 8.19 lakh and Rs 10.89 lakh and the 6-speed manual or 110 PS model is priced between Rs 10.09 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh.