News about Renault’s plans to launch its Lodgy MPV is already rife but the French automaker has always been shy to reveal the engine specifications of the MPV. However, now Renault has shared the engine specification of its upcoming MPV to Autocar India magazine and the publication has mentioned the engine specifications on its cover page. The Lodgy MPV is all set to hit India roads in April 2015.
Going by the specifications revealed in the magazine cover, Lodgy will get a 1.5-litre diesel engine that offers 84 bhp or 109 bhp of power (depends on the trim you prefer to buy).
The top end Stepway variant will sport 109 bhp and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the lower variants will produce 84 bhp motor and come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Renault will largely localize the Lodgy at its manufacturing facility in Oragadam, Chennai. The Lodgy MPV will be priced at around Rs. 7 lakhs and the top-end Stepway variant will be priced at Rs. 10 lakhs. Upon its launch in India, The Lodgy MPV will compete with Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Xylo, Honda Mobilio and Chevrolet Enjoy.