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Renault Lodgy first impressions, specifications, mileage, features, and highlights

  • Mar 15, 2015
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The Renault Lodgy is soon coming to India. We bring you some exclusive facts and figures from the ongoing media Renault Lodgy media drive. On the first glance, the car looks huge, it is few millimetres shorter than current market leader Toyota Innova.


Even though Lodgy is shorter in the exterior dimension than the Toyota Innova, the wheelbase is longer by as much as 60mm, giving the car mobility in traffic while adding space for the passengers.


The Renault Lodgy is based on Dacia Lodgy - an international economical brand of Renault but for the Indian market, Renault has tweaked the car to make it better-suited for Indian conditions.2015 Renault Lodgy Front Left Quarter


The Ldogy is based on the M0 platform, a new platform which is derived from the Renault Duster - a very successful car in the Indian market. It carries a lot of equipment from the Duster too. The Dsuter being a very good handler, the Lodgy features almost the same driving dynamics. The interiors are inspired by the new Duster and good quality plastic is used for better look and feel.



Highlights of Renault Lodgy:



  • Will come with only K9K diesel engine with 85 PS and 110 PS output

  • 6-speed manual transmission with 110PS engine

  • Mileage - 85PS - 21.04 km/l, 110PS - 19.98 km/l

  • Wheelbase longer than Innova

  • Interior space best-in-class

  • Best-in-class Braking

  • Navigation, cruise-control, power-windows, airbags, ABS and Brake Assist



The Lodgy will be available only with diesel engine and the tried-and-tested K9K diesel unit will be bolted in the Lodgy. The K9K engine will be offered in two tuning states just like the Duster, one is 85 PS and the other one is 110 PS. The 110PS version is the most-powerful vehicle in the category, second highest being the Innova at 102 PS. The 85PS engine will come with 5-speed manual transmission while the 110PS version will feature 6-speed manual transmission. As per ARAI, the 85 PS version returns 21.04 km/l while the 110PS version returns 19.98 km/l.


The Lodgy will also feature best-in-class braking ability of just 35.26 metres when braked from speed of 80 km/h.2015 Renault Lodgy and Lodgy Stepway


The top-of-the-line version will also come with cruise control, navigation, reverse camera, power-windows with driver side one-down, air-bags, ABS and Brake Assist. Renault offers 47 different categories for accessories that is most ever offered.


The only point that remains to be seen is the price. Renault has seen massive success with the Duster when it was launched and the Lodgy looks very promising for the company. Keep following as we bring our complete drive review soon!


 
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