This is how the India spec Renault Lodgy will look when it goes on sale sometime early next year. Globally the Lodgy is also sold as a Dacia, Renault’s low-cost Romanian brand. In the image released by Renault India (above), the Lodgy shows subtle, visual alterations from its international spec model (below). The front bumper and grille for the Indian Lodgy has been borrowed from its Dacia cousin, with the addition of a few chrome slats on the grille.
Though the company hasn’t yet revealed any information about its engine and other features, we expect this 7-seater MPV to be initially armed with a K9K 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine from the Duster that would produce 85 hp of power. A 105 bhp version of the same engine is expected to follow soon. The Lodgy will feature a raft of parts from the popular Duster, and is expected to be highly localized for competitive pricing.
Expected Price: 8-11 lakh
Expected Launch: Early 2015
Rivals: Honda Mobilio, Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia, Ashok Leyland Stile