The Renault Lodgy is the second most important launch after the Duster SUV as it aims to get a large chunk of the MPV segment. The Lodgy prides on its space and versatility plus packs in incredible value with its aggressive pricing. You can buy the Lodgy in four trim levels namely base, RxE, RxL, RxZ. As you might guess the Lodgy competes with the Toyota Innova, Maruti Ertiga and Honda Mobilio. It is much bigger than both the Ertiga and Mobilio with having a more comfortable cabin and it runs the Innova close on many factors like comfort while giving a more aggressive price tag.
There are no petrols as Renault have stuck with diesels and engines that we know very well. The Lodgy is available with two power outputs of 109 bhp and 84 bhp with the familiar 1.5 litre dCi (common rail direct injection). The top-spec 109 bhp Lodgy comes with a 6-speed manual while the 84 bhp version has a 5-speed one. The 109 bhp variant offers more than ample performance and lag is well controlled thus the power delivery is smooth. It drives surprisingly well for an MPV with its decent steering and rock solid high-speed stability. In the city it is quite easy to drive and the visibility is quite good. The ride while being a little firm gives it better body control and it does not feel loose. In terms of fuel economy the Lodgy delivers 21.04 kmpl for the 84 bhp version and 19.98 kmpl for the 109 bhp version.
In terms of safety, the Renault Lodgy has features such as airbags for both front passengers, ABS with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and Brake Assist, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera with guidelines, cruise control, keyless entry, central locking and so on.