Renault India has officially announced that it will launch two all-new cars in the country in 2015. And, as known, out of the two announced cars: one is Lodgy MPV which is alread sold in several international markets, while the other is an all-new small car, codenamed XBA. The Lodgy MPV has been already spied several times as test mule, but for the first time the folks at AnythingOnWheels have been successful in snapping the interiors of the India-spec Lodgy MPV.
Going by the spy-shots, it seems as if the interiors are directly carried over from the European model of the MPV. The European model's interior is heavily inspired from the one we have in Duster compact SUV. The Lodgy boasts a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with audio mounted contols. In addition, the MPV would also have chrome-ringed instrument cluster with tri-pod layout and round A/C vents. As for the middle row, there is a centre arm rest with cup holders as visible in the spyshot. Also, the seats have been sourced directly from the elder sibling Duster. The cabin appears to be quite roomy as it is with Duster and the MPV might score high on this factor. Surprisingly, even after the three rows to accommodate 8 occupants, it leaves a massive boot space of 207 litres, claims the company.
Under the hood, it would be having a 1.5L K9K diesel motor which is already doing duties to the Duster compact SUV. The European version of Lodgy churns out 85 PS of power and it is still unclear that whether the company would offer it in 85 PS guise or in the higher 110 PS trim. However, the company might also offer it with both the power grades as is with Duster. The engine would be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and possibilities of an auto transmission appear bleak. Renault could rake in a great moolah if it prices the MPV aggressively in the Indian market as it looks spacious, luxurious and striking. It is expected that Renault Lodgy price would be in a domain of Rs. 7-10 Lakhs with launch slated in the first half of 2015.
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