Renault, the French automaker had released the first studio shots of the upcoming Lodgy MPV last month. Now, the company has showcased the vehicle at the Star Guild Awards. The vehicle was officially presented by Anil Kapoor and Sumit Sawhney at the Awards. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan is the first buyer of this MPV. Keys were handover to Hrithik by Sumit Sawhney, which we believe is a smart move. Alongside the Lodgy, the French automaker has also showcased the Duster AWD.
Scheduled to go on sale by March, 2015, the Lodgy will be powered by the same 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that is good for 85PS of power. The company might also introduce the 1.6-litre petrol motor that produces 103bhp of power. It will rival against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Innovation has been the hallmark of Renault throughout its 116 years of car-making history. For Renault, innovation means introducing features and services that are people centric, addressing real customer needs. The Renault Lodgy will redefine the segment as a complete ‘Multi-Purpose Vehicle’ and deliver best in segment performance, reconfirming Renault’s commitment to drive the Change as we have done with Duster in the recent past”