Renault Lodgy [2015 - 2019] • Price, Variants & Specifications
The Renault Lodgy is all set to be the next entrant in the booming MPV Market in India. This Logan-based MPV is expected to hit Indian roads in the first quarter of 2015. Likely to rival the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Nissan Evalia and Honda Mobilio, the car is expected to carry a price tag in the range of Rs.8-12 lakh. The Lodgy is a practical and spacious MPV with a safe design.
Renault Lodgy [2015 - 2019] Variants
Engine and performance
The Lodgy MPV is internationally available in two engine options- a1.6 L petrol engine and a 1.5 litre K9K turbo diesel engine. In all likelihood, the Lodgy in India is expected to be fitted with 1.5 L diesel mill that powers the Fluence and top-spec Duster diesel. The engine is capable of generating 110 bhp and 240 Nm of torque. The entry level variants may come with five-speed manual transmission, but the top-end variants might be fitted with a six-speed transmission. The Lodgy touches a top speed of 175 kmph and reaches 100kmph from standstill in under 12 seconds. A high level of localization is predicted since the vehicle is going to be produced India, and so a competitive price tag is everyone’s guess.
The overall design of the lodgy is clean. The front fascia is attractive with a smiling grille and the large high-mounted headlights looks attractive as well. The sculpted bonnet and the descending roof-line all contribute to its overall look. The Indian version is expected to come with the Renault logo on the bonnet instead of the international Dacia logo. The sharp-lines highlight the sculpted wheel arches. The rear design may look a bit simpler, but the overall appearance make up for that.
The Lodgy is roomy and comfortable inside and accommodates seven. The interiors provide ample space and real comfort and sport a practical and sturdy look. The pockets and cubbies in the cabin provide 30 litres of space. The third row bench seat can be removed or folded up. Besides, 144mm legroom and 866 mm headroom indicate that even adults can enjoy the comfortable ride in the third row. The interiors are designed specially for the Indian car market. Also it features rear air-con vents, new instrument panel and comfortable seating arrangement. Beige interiors resembling the Renault Duster is expected.
Features and specifications
The Renault Lodgy comes equipped with standard safety features such as speed limiter, rear park sensor, ABS with EBD and two front air-bags. Besides, it comes with a nice touch sensitive navigation with 7 inch touch screen, Mp3 Player, Blue-tooth, USB and AUX-in. Other key features include automatic climate control, rear-wiper and defogger, adjustable driver seat and steering mounted audio controls.
All in all, the Renault Lodgy provides a perfect combination of comfort, performance and speed, and looks determined to take on the rivals in the MPV market