Renault Lodgy is also known as Dacia lodgy in many countries
The French automaker, Renault has finally launched the much-awaited Lodgy MPV along the Indian shores in a price range of INR 8.19- 11.79 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The company has started accepting the advance bookings for the Renault Lodgy with a token sum amount of Rs. 50,000. Renault has launched the7/8 seater Lodgy only in the diesel mill presently offering two tunes- 85 PS and 110 PS. The vehicle is offered in a total of 7 variants- 4 in the former power guise while the rest in the latter power tunes. The power to these variants comes from the same tried and tested 1.5-litre K9K diesel mill.
Without denying the fact, the Renault Lodgy does share lot of its components with the Duster compact SUV. While in the International market, this MPV is sold in the name of Dacia Lodgy but in India, its rebadged as Renault Lodgy. Adapting the contemporary European designs, this Lodgy is not actually compact like any other MPVs being offered these days. Being a Lodgy with 7/8 seating arrangement, the 7-seater boasts the seat for the second row passenger while the 8-seater has placed the seat in the second row to accommodate three passengers in total.
Standing on the sporty 5-spoke alloy wheels, the Lodgy comes equipped with power steering, air conditioner and ABS and EBD like safety features as the standard ones. While its base variant misses out on the chrome inserts which otherwise can be seen in the images, its top-end model comes equipped with contemporary features like dual-airbags, ABS & EBD with brake assist, the 7-inch touchscreen Media NAV system with rear view camera having parking sensors.
Other features come in the form of multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, an open door warning display, 12-Volt charging socket for all the 3 rows, speed sensing door lock and central locking. One can also get a foldable try just behind the front seats due to its spacious cabin. Even after three rows for seating arrangement, the Lodgy has a boot space of 207 litres, which can be further expanded up to 1861 litres if second and third row are folded completely. It’s roof rails are also designed keep in mind the Indian market and hence, can carry 80 kgs of weight.
After the entire attractive feature, the one thing you can miss to notice is its fuel efficiency. The Lodgy delivers attractive fuel efficiency figures, its 85 PS power tune variant delivers 21.04 kmpl of fuel efficiency while its 110 PS of engine returns a mileage of 19.98 kmpl (both figures, ARAI certified). While this Lodgy is manufactured at the Renault-Nissan facility in Oragadam, Chennai, it is a sure shot sign that it will be the next hot selling thing and is going to rival strongly against Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio and Nissan Evalia.
Variant wise pricing (Ex-showroom, Delhi) are mentioned below:
85 PS Model–
- RxL 85 PS- INR 8.19 Lakh
- RxE 85 PS- INR 8.99 Lakh
- RxL 85 PS- INR 9.59 Lakh
- RxZ 85 PS- INR 9.98 lakh
110 PS Model–
- RxZ 110 PS 8-Seater- INR 11.49 Lakh
- RxZz 110 PS 7-Seater- INR 11.79 Lakh
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