This is how the India bound Renault Lodgy will look when it goes on sale sometime in April 2015. Globally the Lodgy is also sold as a Dacia, Renault’s low-cost Romanian brand. In the only image released by Renault India (above), the Lodgy shows subtle, visual alterations from its international spec model – 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, it has now been confirmed that this 7-seater MPV will be armed with the K9K 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine from the Duster that is offered in two states of tune – 84 bhp and 109 bhp. According to reports, the top-end Stepway variant, showcased at the Renault Star Guild Awards (above) will feature the 109 bhp engine paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, while lower variants will make do with the 84 bhp motor and a 5-speed manual.
To be manufactured at the Nissan-Renault JV plant in Oragadam, Chennai, the Lodgy will feature a raft of parts from the popular Duster, and is expected to be highly localized for competitive pricing. Prices are expected to start at around INR 7 lakhs for the standard Lodgy, and go all the way to INR 10 lakhs for the Stepway variant.
Source : Autocar India @Twitter