The next big launch from the Renault stable is expected to the Lodgy MPV. The car has been spotted testing on Indian soil multiple times and when launched, will fight against the Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio and Toyota Innova.
The Lodgy measures 4,498mm in length, 1,751mm in width and 1,695mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,810mm. In India, Renault will most probably plonk the tried and tested workhorse, the 1.5L K9K diesel motor. This engine will be offered in the 85 PS version mostly mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The MPV segment is growing at a fast pace and the introduction of the Lodgy could result in increasing Renault’s market share to almost double of what it stands as of now.
The Lodgy will be launched sometime next year, in the first half. Pricing is expected to be at par with competitors, which is in the range of Rs. 7 – 10 lakh (ex-showroom).