Renault India is all set to launch the Lodgy MPV in the country in the second week of April 2015. The technical specifications and complete feature list of the Lodgy MPV has been leaked online, courtesy TheAutomotiveIndia forum. It would be launched in the top-end RxZ trim in both 85PS and 110 PS power trims. Even, the company dealers have started accepting pre-orders at a token price of Rs. 50000.
Renault Lodgy would come in two seating configurations - 7-seater and 8-seater. The former would have a Captains Chair arrangement for the second row, while the latter would be offer with a regular bench-type seat for the second row. The Lodgy MPV measures 4498mm, 1751mm, 1697mm and 2810 mm in length, width, height and wheelbase, respectively. The MPV has a boot space of 275 litres, while it can be extended upto a whooping 1861 litres by folding the second and third rows. As for safety of the occupants, Renault Lodgy MPV would comprise of dual front airbags, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and reverse parking sensors as standard safety features. In addition, it would have premium comfort features such as roof-mounted 2nd and 3rd row A/C and touch-screen Media NAV system.
Under the hood, it would have the company's msot trusted 1.5L 4-cylinder K9K diesel engine which can be seen on all of Renault-Nissan products such as Micra, Sunny, Terrano, Duster, Pulse, Scala and Fluence. Quite identical to the Duster, it would be available in two states of power - 85 PS and 110 PS. The former would yield a peak torque of 200Nm, while the latter would generate a maximum torque of 245Nm. The 85PS diesel unit would be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 110PS engine would be coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no word on the introduction of an automatic variant. The fuel efficiency figures for 85 PS variant are 21.04kmpl and for the 110PS variant are 19.98kmpl (Both ARAI Specified).