Chennai, April 13,2015: Renault India Launched the all new Renault Lodgy today, at an introductory entry-level pricing of Rs. 8.30 Lakhs (ex showroom, Chennai) Marking its foray into the rapidly growing MPV segment in India. Lodgy will come in 7 variants with an introductory price range of Rs. 8.30 -11.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom,Chennai)
Speaking during the launch, 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 MVP segment. It comes 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.
Renault Lodgy offers three rows of space that can comfortably seat eight people, owing to its 2810mm wheelbase, and superior fuel efficiency and features, combining the performance and comfort of a sedan with the space and convenience of a MPV.
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.
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 and has excellent fuel efficiency.
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.
Comfort and Safety Features. The car’s monocoque body and suspension design augment handling ability and comfort. ABS, EBD and brake assist ensure enhanced stability and braking performance.
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.
Key comfort include captain seats (in 7 seat configuration) for increased comfort and versatility in the second row, height adjustable driver seat cushioned with lumbar support, best –in-class cooling performance with dual AC and a first –in-class cruise control with speed limiter functionality on the steering wheel.
The convenient and innovative modularity of Lodgy allows 56 seat configurations which offers the best of comfort, storage and versatility. Lodgy also has the best boot volume of 207 litres with all seats in place.
Renault’s commitment of ‘Innovation for a better life’ Lodgy has the highest level of equipment and features. The media-Nav system boasts of a 7” multicolor touch-screen for multimedia and navigation. Renault has also paid special attention to the Navigation features with a view display alternative routes, points of interest and is available with 3 years of free map updates. The speed –sensitive volume control, Rear parking sensors and a rear view camera.