Renault India has finally launched the keenly-awaited Lodgy MPV in a price domain of Rs. 8.19-11.79 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The French automajor has launched the Lodgy MPV in diesel guise only with two power trims - 85PS and 110PS. Being launched in a total of 7 variants - 4 in 85 PS trim and 3 in 110 PS guise - The Lodgy shares most of its components with the Duster compact SUV and is a threat to the likes of Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio & Nissan Evalia.
Renault had started the advance bookings for the Lodgy about a fortnight back at a token amount of Rs. 50,000. The new Renault Lodgy flaunts contemporary European design in accordance with a sedan-like stance and is not compact in dimensions as some of the other MPVs coming these days. The company has introduced it in both 7-seater as well as 8-seater avatars. The seven-seater varaint boasts captain seats in the 2nd row, while the 8-seater has bench seat in the middle row. The Lodgy MPV rides on the sporty 5-spoke alloy wheels and 185/65 R15 tyres. Renault has blessed Lodgy with some of the contemporary safety features like dual airbags, ABS & EBD with brake assist, open door warning display, speed sensing door lock and central locking.
Based on the same architecture as Duster, the Renault Lodgy boasts sytlish roof rails which allow an individual to carry loads of upto 80kg. The MPV has best-in-class wheelbase, shoulder room and the most spacious third row seat. As for features, it has Cruise Control with speed limiter, 7-inch media NAV system with Rear View Camera, 8-way adjustable Driver seat with integrated armrest and lumbat support, Leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted contols. Tilt adjustable steering wheel along with electrically adjustable ORVMs, 12 Volt Charging socket for all 3 rows, and Dual AC with roof mounted vents for 2nd & 3rd row. Even after three rows of sitting, it has a boot space of 207 litres, which is further expandable to 1861 litres.
Mechanically, Renault Lodgy MPV in-houses a 1.5L 4-cylinder K9K diesel engine, which is also on offer with the Duster compact SUV. This engine generates power and torque in two modes: 84bhp/200Nm and 108.5bhp/245Nm. The 85 PS engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 21.04kmpl. The more powerful 110 PS engine is linked with a 6-speed manual transmission (again, first-in-class for a MPV) and returns a mileage of 19.98kmpl (ARAI Specified). The MPV comes with a 5 year or 100,000 kms company warranty, which minimizes the cost of ownership. Here's the variant-wise pricing of the Renault Lodgy MPV (Ex. Showroom, Delhi):
Renault Lodgy 85 PS Std - Rs. 8.19 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 85 PS RXE - Rs. 8.99 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 85 PS RXL - Rs. 9.59 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 85 PS RXZ - Rs. 10.89 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 110 PS RxL - Rs. 10.09 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 110 PS RXZ 8 STR - Rs. 11.49 Lakhs
Renault Lodgy 110 PS RXZ 7 STR - Rs. 11.79 Lakhs