Renault Lodgy prices slashed in order to boost sales of the MPV
Renault Lodgy MPV was launched in India last April to cater for the growing interest in the family-carrier utility segment. The initial months saw the French manufacturer selling the MPV in good numbers but later it fell to a familiar fate as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga rose to fame. While the MPV from the country’s leading automaker continues to sell on average nearly 5,000 units a month, Lodgy’s response was extremely below par with sales regularly dipping below 1,000 units.
In order to bring up the sales, Renault has slashed prices of its 85 PS diesel variants by up to one lakh. The four 85 PS variants are the STD, RxE, RxL and RxZ. The base STD grade has seen reduction by Rs. 96,000 while the RxE’s price has been slashed by Rs. 80,000. The other variants namely RxL and RxZ witnessed Rs. 55,000 and Rs. 34,000 cut down respectively.
The Renualt Lodgy MPV is made available in eleven version with one engine and one transmission options. The 1,461 cc diesel engine comes with two states of power and torque tunes: The base model produces 85 PS of maximum power output at 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,900 rpm with 21.04 kmpl claimed mileage and there is a more powerful K9K version tuned to produce 110 PS power at 4,000 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm with rated 19.98 kmpl fuel economy.
Both models are front-wheel-driven and the power is transmitted via a six-speed manual gearbox. The prices for the Renault Lodgy MPV now start at Rs. 7.59 lakh for the base variant and Rs. 12.68 lakh for the range-topping Stepway edition (ex-showroom prices Delhi) featuring additional equipment such as reverse parking camera, revering sensors, fog lamps, electrically adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors, body decals and so on.
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The Renault Lodgy MPV is being offered in six different colour options, they are Royal Orchid, Planet Grey, Absolute Steel, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver and Indigo Breeze. The Easy-R AMT recently introduced in the Duster SUV is also expected to come in 110 PS RxL and RxZ variants soon to boost the sales further.
It measures 4,498 mm in length, 1,751 mm in width, 1,697 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,810 mm with 174 mm ground clearance. It weighs in at 1.3 tonnes while having 207 litres of bootspace and 50 litres fuel tank capacity.