New Delhi, 9 April 2015: Renault India, one of the country’s fastest growing automobile manufacturers, launched the all new Renault Lodgy today, at an introductory entry-level pricing of Rs. 8.19 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), offering customers a compelling value proposition. With this, Renault marks its foray into the rapidly growing MPV segment in India. Lodgy will come in 7 variants with an introductory price range of Rs. 8.19 – 11.79 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Over the last 3 years, Renault has already become one of the fastest growing automobile manufacturers and the number 1 European automobile brand in the country. A hallmark of its growth remains its commitment to innovation and this is highlighted in the Renault Lodgy launched today. Lodgy breaks new ground in performance, fuel efficiency, comfort and features, combining the best offerings of a sedan, and the space and convenience of a MPV.
Since manufacturing the first MPV more than three decades ago, Renault has constantly built on its expertise, and Lodgy reflects Renault’s MPV prowess. 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. Itcomes with features and services that are people centric, addressing real customer needs and will cater to a diverse set of customers.We have priced it extremely competitively, and we are confident that Lodgy will create a new segment in the Indian automotive industry, as we have successfully done with Duster in the recent past.”
“We have a very clear focus on establishing ourselves in the growing and volume segments of the Indian automobile industry. Alongside our aggressive product introduction plans, we are also determined to offer customers the best experience with our brand and will continue to introduce several initiatives towards achieving that,” pointed out Sawhney.
Renault Lodgy offers the best of both worlds, with three rows of space that can comfortably seat eight people, owing to its 2810mm wheelbase, which is the best-in-class, and superior fuel efficiency and features, combining the performance and comfort of a sedan with the space and convenience of a MPV, making the Renault Lodgy as dynamic as the customer’s world.
Renault has gone the extra mile to make Lodgy a high performance car, enabled by Ergo-Drive technology which means the car is conditioned to offer superior acceleration and power, ease of ride and handling along with great mileage. Lodgy has a unique combination of performance and efficiency and will come in two engine options.
For the more powerful diesel variant, the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 litre dCi (common rail direct injection) engine will deliver 110PS of maximum power and peak torque of 245Nm@1750rpm. The engine is mated to a first-in-segment 6 speed manual transmission. This is matched by its excellent fuel efficiency of 19.98 kmpl.
The alternate variant of the same 1.5 litre dCi engine produces 85PS of maximum power and 200Nm@1900rpm of peak torque with an excellent fuel efficiency of 21.04 Kmpl.
The convenient and innovative modularity of Lodgy makes it a car for every occasion. The 60:40 split 2nd row and 50:50 split 3rd row, allow all seats to be folded and tumbled independently. The 3rdrow 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 the best boot volume of 207 litres with all seats in place.
Renault will offer warranty of 2 years/50,000 km along with 2 years Road Side Assistance and extended warranty options of 3 years/60,000 km and 4 years/80,000 km. Extended warranty service contracts have been integrated with Roadside Assistance which offers towing facilities in cases of immobilization, accidentsor any unforeseen event, and this is offered under the brand “Renault Secure”. These are competitively priced, in order to provide complete “Peace of Mind” to customers and offer them the best ownership experience.
Specifications: 1461 cc | 4 cylinders, 2 valves per cylinder SOHC; Turbo VGT | 110 ps power | 245 Nm torque | 1368 kg kerb weight | 50 litres fuel tank | 207 litres with 3 rows upright, 589 with 3rd row tumbled, 759 with 3rd row removed, 1861 with 3rd row removed and 2nd row tumbled
Prices: Ex-Showroom, New Delhi
- Lodgy Std 85Ps: Rs. 8.19 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxE 85Ps: Rs. 8.99 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxL 85Ps: Rs. 9.59 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxZ 85Ps: Rs. 10.89 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxL 110Ps: Rs. 10.09 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxZ 110Ps 8 seater: Rs. 11.49 Lakhs
- Lodgy RxZ 110Ps 7 seater: Rs. 11.79 Lakhs