Renault Lodgy features for India revealed - Report

12/03/2015 - 15:33 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

A Stepway variant will also be launched with skid guards and body cladding. 

Here are more images of the India-spec Renault Lodgy, courtesy of MotorBeam reader, Mr. Rahul Appina. Expected to launch later this month or early next month, the Lodgy is Renault's second model in the sub-10 lakh UV segment.

Renault Lodgy front quarter India
The Lodgy is the first of two major launches for Renault India this year, the other being the XBA small car.

The model here is the top-end RxZ variant of the regular Lodgy (there will be a Lodgy Stepway with skid guards and mild body cladding as well). On the outside, the Lodgy gets a chrome rich grille specifically for the Indian market, chrome highlights for the side rub-rails and a chrome garnish for the rear registration plate enclosure. 15-inch alloy wheels complete the list of exterior features.

Inside, the top-end Renault Lodgy gets a dual-tone dashboard, a piano-black center console, chrome highlights for the instrument cluster, steering-mounted controls, a touchscreen Media NAV system, and AC vents for the second and third rows.

Tables on the front seat backs, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors and perforated leather upholstery are among other features seen on the Lodgy.

Renault Lodgy interior India
A piano-black center console and a Media NAV system are seen on the top-end RxZ variant.

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Power for the Lodgy will come from the 1.5-liter four-cylinder K9K diesel engine, which will be offered in power outputs of 85 PS and 110 PS. A report states that this engine in the Lodgy benefits from electronic updates resulting in smoother power delivery. A 5-speed manual on the 85 PS variant and a 6-speed manual on the more powerful variant will shift the cogs.

Rivals: Mahindra Xylo, Chevrolet Enjoy, Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio
Expected Price: INR 7-10 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi
Launch date: March-April 2015 (unconfirmed)

[Images from MotorBeam]

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