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Renault Lodgy Gets Ready For Indian Debut

The MPV/MUV market is getting hotter day by day, After players like Maruti Suzuki, Honda and Nissan this time it’s Renault Ready to make the fight tougher.

Small Car efficiency, Big car Space or Multi Utility Vehicle(MUV) this is what Indian market wants as of now. People are indulging more towards these practical and spacious muv’s for day to day uses and Great weekend drives. To keep the market throttle high Renault Lodgy is getting ready to hit the Indian Market

There have been quite a few MPV's that have been launched over the years but the Lodgy stands out amongst them, the vehicle is smart looking, powerful, efficient, comfortable and spacious. These attributes make it a potential winner. Competitive pricing will decide its stand in Indian markets.

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The Lodgy will be launched in 7- and 8-seating options, measuring 4,498 mm long, 1,751 mm wide, 1,697 mm tall with a wheelbase spanning 2,810 mm. Its kerb weight is 1,368 kg, and the Duster-based MPV is on 185/65 R15 tires.
The boot volume is 275 liters when all the seats are in place, and expands to 1,861 liters when the third row is removed and the second row is tumbled

The Power Plant
The VGT-equipped 1,461 cc diesel engine comes in two output states – 110 PS & 245 Nm and 85 PS & 200 Nm. The former is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, while the latter makes do with a five-speed unit.
The 85 PS car delivers an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.04 km/l, while the 110 PS car delivers 19.98 km/l.An automatic transmission or a petrol variant is not in books as of now.

Top Specs
The top-end Lodgy, like the Duster, gets the Bluetooth and USB enabled MEDIANAV system that serves entertainment, navigation and communication functions.
The seats are upholstered with Fume & Beige Alpaga leather (and normal fabric in the 8-seater), while the car comes with cruise control and speed limiter, dual AC with 2nd and 3rd row vents, reverse parking sensors, reverse camera, and dual front airbags with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist are a great host of safety features.

The front suspension is a McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-rollbar, while the rear is a torsion beam axle with coil spring and shock absorber and anti-rollbar. Fuel tank capacity 50Litres.

The company has not divulged variant-wise specifications or given a hint on the pricing, but we expect between INR 7-11 lakhs, ex-showroom to get a Renault Lodgy to your garage.

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