Renault Lodgy Stepway launched, costs INR 60,000 more – In Images
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No mechanical or interior changes for the flagship variant on the Lodgy.
Renault India has started sales of the Lodgy Stepway, which will now be the top-end variant of the MPV. At the time of launching the regular Lodgy in April this year, Renault India’s CEO and Managing Director, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, told Indian Autos Blog that the Stepway variant would be introduced in “due course”.
The Lodgy Stepway is based on the top-end RxZ variant in the 110 PS state of tune. And like the RxZ, Renault will offer the Lodgy Stepway in 7 and 8 seat variants.
Towards the front, the Lodgy Stepway gets a new grille with chrome decorative elements, and a plastic skid plate. The sides of the MPV get a dark finish for the alloy wheels, body cladding over the wheel arches, and the side rub rails which are body colored on the regular Lodgy, come in a black plastic on the Stepway variant. ‘Stepway’ stickers on the front doors are the sole defining badges/logos on the car. Also, the roof rails of the Lodgy Stepway are painted in a silver finish, which are meant to coordinate with the skid guards.
There are no changes to the interior save for Renault-branded scuff plates. The Lodgy Stepway is priced INR 60,000 more than the standard Lodgy (on-road prices).
There are no mechanical changes to the Lodgy Stepway however. It continues to be powered by the 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine capable of 110 PS and 245 Nm of torque, and is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of the Lodgy 110 PS stands at 19.98 km/l.