Renault Lodgy

deepam

Super User
I am starting this thread to hear comments of Renault Lodgy being launched in India.
After reading this in internet for quite a long I hope this will give tough competition to Innova.
Innova is known for its reliability and trouble free maintenance.

Renault Lodgy scores over Innova with FE [gets atleast 1.5 times of Innova kmpl]. This is surely going to lower the operational cost.

Looking at the review; Renault has learnt from Duster feedback and incorporated few changes:
1. Provided roof mounted Rear AC [in-line with Innova] on select models.
2. Has moved the Outsider rear view mirror adjustment to comfortable location on the dashboard.

The key stands on pricing; if priced right Innova will surely take a hit; as literally there was no competition and they have jacked up the price to almost 2.5 times compared to that during the initial launches.

I highly recommend to buy Lodgy over Innova, even to people who are inclined to buy 7 seater Ertiga or Mobilio; even if you need to pay a lac or two more - it is worth it.

Here are some links:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/auto/renault-lodgy-rxz-diesel-110-ps-first-drive-review/slideshow/46606445.cms

2015 Renault Lodgy Review : Lodgycal Attempt | Motoroids.com

Renault Lodgy vs Honda Mobilio vs Toyota Innova: Spec Comparison Review Page -1 | ZigWheels.com

Renault Lodgy Review 2015 | Cars First Drive | MPV/MUVs | Autocar India

Renault Lodgy MPV Review - Reviews

So bottom line is if anybody is looking for 7 or 8 seater do not beyond LODGY. If somebody is planning to buy - anytime in future book the vehicle now for a future date.
Kindly note I am not against Innova or Ertiga or Mobilio they are good products in their own rights - but I feel the Lodgy gets the edge for having the right space and Fuel efficiency [19-21 kmpl in Lodgy over 11-13 kmpl in Innova].

In future we would see lots of Lodgy as TAXI VEHICLE - it would be unfair to comment that it is a taxi vehicle and does not suit for personal use. Do not we see more number of Innovas as taxi than personal cars? Still individual people queue to buy Innova!

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The key thing is the pricing-I hope Renault does it right as speculated in the market
 
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deepam

Super User
1 more day to go for Renault Lodgy launch:
http://indianexpress.com/article/auto-travel/cars/renault-to-launch-muv-lodgy-on-9th-april/

From the suspected price list range; it appears that other version like RxE, RxL are expected to launch.

Success of Lody greatly depends on the availability of Rear AC from RxL variants onwards. Else Lodgy is not going to succeed if Rear AC option is available only on Top end RxZ where the Ex-showroom price will be Rs 12.0 lacs plus.
 

deepam

Super User
LODGY LAUNCHED

Renault Lodgy India Prices [Ex-showroom Delhi]:

  1. Renault Lodgy STD 85 PS – INR 8.19 Lakhs
  2. Renault Lodgy RxE 85 PS – INR 8.99 Lakhs
  3. Renault Lodgy RxL 85 PS – INR 9.59 Lakhs
  4. Renault Lodgy RxZ 85 PS – INR 10.89 Lakhs
  5. Renault Lodgy RxL 110 PS – INR 10.09 Lakhs
  6. Renault Lodgy RxZ 110 PS 8-seat – INR 11.49 Lakhs
  7. Renault Lodgy RxZ 110 PS 7-seat – INR 11.79 Lakhs
Read more:
http://indianautosblog.com/2015/04/renault-lodgy-launched-175684
http://overdrive.in/news/renault-lodgy-mpv-launched-in-india-at-rs-8-19-lakh/

Renault is backing up the Lodgy with a massive 5 year/ 1 lakh km warranty.
 

deepam

Super User
The Lodgy feature variants is still not to be seen.
I would like to see the Rear AC offering from RxL version. If Renault offers only in RxZ version - then I see disaster in the making.
 

deepam

Super User
Renault has hit the sweet spot - Rear AC starts with RxE model:
http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-news/renault-lodgy-mpv-a-look-at-features-394356.aspx

Details from the link:
The base Standard and RxE trims are only available on the 85PS variant while the 110PS RxZ trim Lodgy will be offered with a seven-seat variant in addition to the eight-seat option. Here's a look at the features available on the different variants:

Renault Lodgy Standard (85PS - Rs 8.19 lakh)

The base variant of the Lodgy gets standard features such as body coloured bumpers, roof rails, chrome tailgate garnish, hub caps, air conditioning, seating for eight, reclining and 60:40 folding second-row seats, 50:50 folding third row seats (you also have the option to completely remove the third row on all variants), tilt adjustability on the power steering, headlight-on warning, digital clock and 12V socket for the first row.

In terms of safety, the Standard trim gets ABS, EBD, brake assist, engine immobiliser, driver door ajar warning and rear child lock.

Renault Lodgy RxE (85PS - Rs 8.99 lakh)

In addition to the features on the Standard trim, the RxE trim gets a chrome front grille, black side body moulding, cabin lamps for all three rows, armrest in the second row with cupholders, roof-mounted AC vents for the second and third row, power windows front and rear, keyless entry and 12V sockets in the second row.

Safety features on the RxE also include central locking and door ajar warning for all four doors.

Renault Lodgy RxL (85PS - Rs 9.59 lakh; 110PS - Rs 10.09 lakh)

The RxL trim gets all the features from the RxE trim and adds features such as body coloured ORVMs and door handles, wheel covers, piano black centre facia and a four-speaker audio system with aux, USB and Bluetooth compatibility.

In terms of safety, the RxL gets a driver airbag, auto door-lock and driver seatbelt reminder.

Renault Lodgy RxZ (85PS - Rs 10.89 lakh; 110PS [8-seater] - Rs 11.49 lakh; 110PS [7-seater] - Rs 11.79 lakh)

In addition to the features from the RxL, the top RxZ trim gets chrome upper grille moulding, front fog lamps, alloy wheels, body coloured and chrome side body mouldings, chrome gearshift knob, fabric/leather door inserts, premium fabric/leather upholstery, driver side auto up/down window, touchscreen infotainment system with four speakers, phone and audio control switches, trip computer, electrically adjustable ORVMs, parking sensors, rear view camera, cruise control and front seatbelt height adjuster. All three rows get 12V charging sockets.

The RxZ trim is also available as a seven-seater in the 110PS Lodgy and this version gets second row captain seats and flight tray tables.

In addition to the safety features from the RxL, the RxZ trim also gets a passenger airbag, rear wiper and washer and rear defogger.

(All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
 
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