Priced at INR 9.43 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
For prospective customers missing the creature comforts deleted in the standard Lodgy, Renault has now expanded the Lodgy Stepway range to include RxL 85, RxL 110 and RxZ 85 (all 8-seater) variants, for which prices range between INR 9.43 Lakhs - INR 11.26 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Previously exclusive to the top-end RxZ 110 7-seater variant, the Stepway variant comes with exclusive features like chrome inserts for the front grille, chrome-finish skid plate, front fog lamps, 16-inch Panache alloy wheels instead of the gun-metal 15 inch 5-spoke alloy rims, dark metal finish roof rails and STEPWAY decal across the side profile and black plastic body cladding over the wheel arches and side sill.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in Gris Fume and Beige leather upholstery with diamond stitching, premium two-tone Gris Fume and Beige dashboard with piano black trim around the centre fascia and chrome garnish around the HVAC vents and instrument dials, 7 inch MEDIANAV touchscreen system with reverse parking camera, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat adjustment, cruise control, and steering-mounted audio controls.
The Stepway variant is powered by the same 1.5L 4-cyl turbodiesel engine available in two power states: 85 PS with 5-speed manual, and 110 PS with 6-speed manual.
Launched last year, the Lodgy's sales, after an initial flourish, went downhill with about 400 units sold every month on an average in the last 6 months. Renault would be hoping that deep discounts and the Stepway's crossover looks would bring it more customers.