It has recently emerged that the Indian subsidiary of Renault could be planning to slap on its badges on the Nissan Evalia and re-launch it as their own car. The Renault badged Evaila would be to the Nissan version what the Scala is to the Sunny and the Pulse is to the Micra. If launched, we would have as many as three different Evalias, all three from different car makers, being sold in our country.
However, what puzzles is that if at all we have the Renault badged Evalia headed our way, what becomes of the carmaker’s plans to bring the Lodgy to India? We really cannot see how selling the Evaila and the Lodgy, which are basically of same size, along each other in the same segment would be profitable for Renault India? As we have been telling our readers, the Lodgy is originally a Dacia product and is based on the second generation Logan platform. The Lodgy MPV is powered by the 1.5 liter K9K turbocharged diesel engine and offers acres of space and segment leading creature comforts.
One thing is pretty much for sure- we would get either the rebadged Evaila or the Renault Lodgy. Looking at how badly the Evaila has fared in our car market, it is only logical for Renault India to launch the Lodgy.
Don’t be too surprised if the the Renault badged Evalia is priced a tad higher than its donor vehicle. What with Scala being pricier than the Sunny and the Pulsar being more expensive than the Micra? Stay tuned for more details on speculated Renault Evalia launch.