Hoping to do some magic like
the way the Duster SUV did in India, Renault India has introduced Lodgy in the
MPV segment that is today dominated by the likes of Toyota Innova and Maruti
Ertiga. The Lodgy will come in seven variants with an introductory price range
of Rs. 8.19 – 11.79 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and
Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Renault Lodgy is a
breakthrough product that will redefine the benchmark of performance and
convenience of the MPV segment. It comes with features and services that are
people centric, addressing real customer needs and will cater to a diverse set
Sawhney said that the Lodgy
has been priced extremely competitively and he was confident that Lodgy will
create a new segment in the Indian automotive industry.
Renault Lodgy comes with three
rows of space that can comfortably seat eight people, owing to its 2810mm
Lodgy claims to be a high
performance car, enabled by Ergo-Drive technology. The vehicle will come in two
engine options. For the more powerful diesel variant, the 1.5 litre dCi (common
rail direct injection) engine will deliver 108.5bhp of maximum power and peak
torque of 245Nm@1750rpm. The engine is mated to a first-in-segment 6 speed
manual transmission. The vehicle has a 19.98 kmpl fuel efficiency (ARAI figures).
The alternate variant of the
same 1.5 litre dCi engine produces 84bhp of maximum power and 200Nm@1900rpm of
peak torque with a fuel efficiency of 21.04Kmpl.
The vehicle’s monocoque body
and suspension design augment handling ability and comfort. ABS, EBD and brake
assist ensure enhanced stability and braking performance. The speed limiter,
which can be enabled from 30 kmph, eliminates the need to constantly monitor
Safety features include driver
and passenger airbags, height adjustable seatbelts with driver seatbelt
reminder, door ajar warning, speed sensitive auto door lock, impact sensing
auto door unlock, rear wiper and defogger, rear parking sensors with rear
parking camera and front fog lamps.
Other key features include
captain seats (in 7 seat configuration) for increased comfort in the second
row, height adjustable driver seat cushioned with lumbar support, dual AC, an
ergonomic dashboard, integrated piano black central fascia with 2DIN Radio and
multimedia navigation system, and a first-in-class cruise control with speed
limiter functionality on the steering wheel.
The 60:40 split 2nd row and
50:50 split 3rd row, allow all seats to be folded and tumbled independently.
The 3rd row can be twin tumbled folded and secured or extracted as per the
requirement. This modularity, allowing 56 seat configurations, offers the best
of comfort, storage and versatility. Lodgy also has a boot volume of 207 litres
with all seats in place.
On the exterior, Lodgy
includes chrome finishes on the front grille, tailgate embellisher, sporty 15
inch five spoke aluminum alloys, stylish and sporty two-tone bumper and roof
rails, day time running lights (DRL) and tail lamps designed to reflect an
‘arrow in motion’.
The interiors have been
accentuated with dual tone colour harmony, chrome finishing, leather wrapped
steering-wheel and premium leather seat upholstery
The Media-Nav system boasts of
a 7” multicolor touch-screen for multimedia and navigation. It includes USB, Bluetooth
and aux-in connectivity.
Renault has also paid special
attention to the Navigation features with a 2D/Bird view display, alternative
routes, points of interest and is available with 3 years of free map updates.
Another stand-out feature is the speed-sensitive volume control which
automatically adjusts the sound of the music system depending on the speed of
To make parking easy, Lodgy
offers rear parking sensors and a rear view camera with guidelines.
Other features include phone
and audio control on the steering, headlight turn on reminder, and 12v charging
sockets on every row.
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