Renault Lodgy, based on the modified Duster platform will be a front wheel drive, 7 seater MPV, and measuring 4500 mm in length and 1750 mm in width. It will be powered by a 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel engine producing 85 bhp peak power and mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Lodgy may also be offered with a 105 bhp version of the same engine, though at a later stage.
Lodgy is designed to offer low turning radius which will be one of its major attributes, especially where tackling Indian road conditions are concerned. It will also receive a reworked cabin with a multitude of premium materials and added features to include rear air conditioning vents.
Interiors of Lodgy are spacious with a slew of storage spaces. The dashboard is distinct and functional while the Lodgy will share a host of other components with the Duster thereby helping Renault to minimize costs. Lodgy is expected to come in at a price between INR 8 lakhs and INR 10 lakhs, a price which is sure to make this practical MPV a major hit after the Renault Duster. (via)