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Renault Lodgy booking opens at Rs. 50,000; launch next month

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Renault Lodgy MPV, slated to launch in India sometime next month (April, 2015), can be booked right now at Rs. 50,000 as advance payment.

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Renault Lodgy is not a mere MPV conversion of Duster crossover. Here is our first drive impressions.

Renault Lodgy MPV could pose a serious threat to Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio and even the superior Toyota Innova. And how badly it can dent the trio hinges on its pricing, which will be revealed next month.

The Lodgy MPV, powered by the acclaimed 1.5 litre 4-cylinder K9K diesel engine, will be offered in two states of tune, just like the Duster, but both will come mated only to manual transmissions. The low-powered model gets 5-speed gearbox and high-powered Lodgy receives 6-speed transmission.

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The 85 PS variant generating peak torque of 200 Nm, claims 21.04 kmpl mileage, while the high-end 110 PS version, capable of unleashing 245 Nm of torque, manages 19.98 kmpl as per ARAI.

Further, variant structure of Renault Lodgy will have 7 and 8 seat configurations, with the latter using captain seats on second row. Either trims will have 275 litres of boot volume, which will multiply to 1,861 litres when the last two rows of seats are folded down.

Learn more about Renault Lodgy here.