Renault India is enjoying the triumph of the Duster sport utility vehicle (SUV) that has managed to pocket no less than 18,000 reservations in few months of its introduction, prompting the French auto manufacturer into turning a highly perceptible brand in the nation.
The Duster sport utility vehicle (SUV), which is based on the low-priced Logan stage, has a lot of sibs including Logan sedan and the Lodgymulti-purpose vehicle (MPV). Whereas the Logan has been selling in the Indian market for over half a decade at this moment, with the vehicle now being marketed by Mahindra as the rebadge d Verito, Renault could take the Renault-Dacia Lodgy MPV multi-purpose vehicle to the Indian market.
The Lodgymulti-purpose vehicle hit European zones earlier this year. Based on the Logan platform, the vehicle is likely to oppose the likes of the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova.
Given its low priced support, the Lodgy can be projected to insert between the Ertiga and the Innova in terms of cost placement. The Lodgy is obtainable in both versions comprising petrol and diesel in Europe. A 4 cylinder petrol motor, 1.6 Liter, in addition to the 1.5 Liter K9K turbo diesel engine are the two engines, which are presently presented on the highly anticipated multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
The monocoque shaped Renault-Dacia Lodgy MPV is obtainable in both five as well as seven-seater guise. Whilst power steering is standard crosswise versions, the top end editions of multi-purpose vehicle boast a lot of security and expediency traits. Double airbags, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and reverse parking detectors are a few of the characteristics, which the top end versions of the vehicle accompany.
In the European market, the base petrol option of the Lodgy multi-purpose vehicle boasts a sub-10,000 Euro value label that turns it a very cost efficient people mover choice.
2012 Renault-Dacia Lodgy MPV
But, it will be a couple of years before the Renault-Dacia Lodgy MPV is introduced in the Indian market as 2014 is the projected year in which this multi-purpose vehicle is likely to be rolled out. The Indian multi-purpose vehicle market has witnessed a plethora of launches during the last one year, in the form of the Maruti Ertiga, the facelifted Xylo and Innova, and the Nissan Evalia. By the coming time, two more multi-purpose vehicles will enter the market, in the form of the Chevrolet Enjoy and the Ashok Leyland Stile.