Renault Lodgy launch next year may intensify competition in MPV segment in India

Saturday 20 September 2014, 10:10 AM by

Competition in the MPV segment is just about to get stiffer next year with the upcoming Renault Lodgy. The Duster brought Renault a good name in the compact SUV segment in the country. With the launch of Lodgy sometime next year, Renault is also expected to be a strong name in the MPV segment. The Renault Lodgy is expected to be launched as a seven seater variant. Pricing aspect is unknown for now but it is likely that the vehicle may be priced around Rs. 8 – 11 Lakhs segment.

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Renault Lodgy

The 2015 Renault Lodgy MPV is expected to be a strong competitor against Toyota Innova, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and Honda Mobilio. It is said that Renault Lodgy may receive the existing 1.6 litre petrol engine from Duster compact SUV, whereas the diesel version may be powered by 1.5 litre K9K diesel engine that generates a decent 84 HP. For now, the vehicle may only be launched with a manual transmission, whereas automatic variant may be launched at a later date.

As for the interiors, the upcoming Renault Lodgy is expected to receive dual tone colour scheme in beige and brown. Based on reports from sources, the Lodgy MPV from Renault may measure slightly shorter than Innova, but indeed shall be a little longer than the recently launched Mobilio MPV from Honda. Detailed report on technical specification and pricing aspect shall only be known post an official launch announcement made by the company in this regard.

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