Renault Lodgy

Overview of the car

MUV

Manual

Diesel

N/A

50 Litres

1 AirBags

8 Seater

2 Years / 50,000 kms

Performance Metrics
0

N/A

Top Speed
0

N/A

0-100 kph
11.1

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1461 cc
Max Power
106 bhp
Torque
25 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2810 mm
Ground Clearance
174 mm
Bootspace
207 ltrs
Turning Circle
11.1 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut With Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam Axle with Anti-Roll Bar
Steering Type
Electrically Assisted Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 185/65 R15
Rear: 185/65 R15
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Performance, Good Ride, Spacious Cabin

What you won’t like?

Heavy Clutch, Lazy Engine, Dull Interiors

TorqueX Says

A Great Product Which Appeals to The Heart and The Head

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Renault Lodgy Review, Road Test

Renault Lodgy

I feel bad for our trusty long-term Renault Lodgy. Ever since I have known it, it has been covered in mud splatter, mainly because it has been on the road more than any other car in our fleet. Due to its many qualities, documented extensively in our previous long-term reports, it is our permanent support car. On shoots with humdrum hatches and exotic supercars alike, the Lodgy is always present, enabling its peers to shine in the limelight, while it quietly bears the brunt of photographers and videographers, with their abundant equipment.

So I decided to allow the Lodgy to be more than just a support car. A fine Sunday morning, I took her for my monthly bicycle-servicing trip. Usually, this 50km-long trip is a bit of a chore. Even with the front wheel removed, fitting my bicycle into a hatch or a sedan is quite the challenge. I have to try several permutations and combinations of loading angles, pushing it back and forth from all sides, that usually ends up with me  driving with the handlebars jutting out from between the front seats, scarily close to my face. This is not only inconvenient, but also dangerous – one bad bump and I can have my face impaled by my own bicycle. The horror!

The Lodgy, it turns out, was perfect for the job. The loading lip was conveniently low, and with the last bench removed and middle-row captain seats folded and flipped, there was no need for harrowing adjustments. To make things even better, the absorbent suspension ensured that at no point of time did the bicycle bounce around too much, or impale me. And there was still so much space! Four bags of groceries fit in easily, with room still available for more.

However, there were a few blemishes in this experience. While the engine was punchy, turbo lag was notably abundant. I don’t remember it being so bad a few months back, but maybe the heavy traffic highlighted the problem a bit more. The clutch was another sore point. It was quite heavy, proving especially cumbersome in traffic conditions. And despite being comfortable and well equipped, the cabin design and quality felt overly utilitarian. It felt too much at home as a carrier of goods.

Even then, I had a purpose in mind for the Lodgy, and it fulfilled that just fine. It is spacious and fairly comfortable. The flexible seat plan works great for those of us who have much to lug around, and the driving experience, leave a few rough edges, is good. It is like a good workhorse – it may not win you a ribbon at the horse show, but when it comes down to brass tacks, it will get the job done.

 

Fact File

 
 
 
 

General

Price when new Rs 14.88 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
Test economy 15kpl (overall)
Maintenance costs None
Faults None
Distance covered 23,760km
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (1)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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