Renault Lodgy is the latest vehicle to enter the Indian car market, which is offered with a diesel engine that has two different power outputs. One among its variants is Renault Lodgy 85PS RxL, which is blessed with a spacious internal section. It provides seating for eight people and offer them with ample leg as well as head space. The cabin is packed with many sophisticated features like an air conditioning unit that creates a pleasant ambiance and a music system that adds to the entertainment quotient. It has foldable second and third row seats that makes more space for luggage. There are also various comfort features offered in this MPV like power windows, and four fine quality speakers to name a few. On the other hand, it has stunning exterior aspects like the chrome garnished tail gate with company's badge on it and a bumper that has a pair of reflectors fitted to it. Meanwhile, the front radiator grille looks quite aggressive and the wheel arches with a set of steel wheels makes it look appealing. In terms of safety, it includes aspects like ABS with EBD, keyless entry, seat belts for all occupants, and a few others in the list. The manufacturer has equipped it with a 1.5-litre diesel power plant under the hood, which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The maximum power generated by this comes to 83.8bhp, whereas it yields 200Nm torque output. According to ARAI, this motor is capable of returning a healthy mileage of 21.04 Kmpl and at the same time, delivers an impressive performance.
This multi purpose vehicle is blessed with a rigid body structure that is further equipped with various remarkable aspects. Starting with its side profile, it features black colored side molding, while the door handles as well as outside rear view mirrors that are painted in body color. Meanwhile, the neatly carved wheel arches further gives an attractive look to its side profile. These rims are fitted with a modish set of 15 inch steel wheels. The firm has designed its rear end in an impressive way. It has an expressive boot lid featuring a chrome strip as well as company's emblem engraved on it. The well sculpted bumper is equipped with a couple of reflectors, while the radiant tail light cluster includes turn indicators. Whereas, its frontage has a bold, chrome treated radiator grille, which is flanked by a bright headlight cluster. It also has a large windscreen that gives a better view to the driver. Others aspects like roof rails, roof mounted antenna, and an air intake section gives it a complete look. This vehicle is built with a total length of 4498mm, which is quite good and has a width of 1751mm. Its overall height comes to 1697mm, while the long wheelbase of 2810mm is quite impressive.
Renault Lodgy 85PS RxL is designed with a spacious cabin that can take in eight people with ease. The manufacture has packed it with many advanced features and used the combination of Beige and Gris Fume color scheme to decorate it elegantly. Starting with its cockpit, it has a well designed dashboard fitted with piano black finished center console that looks quite stylish. The glove box is capable of taking in many small things, while the instrument panel keeps the driver alert by displaying several notifications. The fabric upholstered seats offer good support as well as comfort to its passengers. There is folding facility available for both second and third row seats. Apart from these, the cabin also features integrated headrests, assist grips, inside rear view mirror and a few other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
The automaker has powered it with a 1.5-litre diesel mill that is incorporated with a common rail direct injection system. It comes with 4-cylinders that are further integrated with sixteen valves. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. This double overhead camshaft valve configuration based motor is capable of returning a maximum mileage of 21.04 Kmpl. It displaces 1461cc and belts out a peak power of 83.8bhp at 3750rpm besides delivering torque of 200Nm at 1900rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The suspension system of this Renault Lodgy 85PS RxL trim is quite proficient. It comprise of a McPherson strut on the front axle and the rear one is assembled with a torsion beam. Both these axles are further loaded with anti roll bars, which helps it in dealing with hurdles on roads besides ensuring stability. It is bestowed with a reliable braking system wherein, the front wheels are equipped with a robust set of ventilated disc brakes, while sturdy drum brakes are used for the rear ones. Besides these, it includes an electro hydraulic power assisted steering system that supports the vehicle's turning radius and makes its handling quite easier.
The availability of various innovative aspects in this multi purpose vehicle is an advantage as it ensures a comfortable driving experience to its passengers. It has front and rear power operated windows and there are 12V power sockets available in first and second row seats. Using them, the occupants can charge their mobile phones and other electronic devices. It also has the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) unit that comes along with cabin filter. It helps in cooling the cabin instantly and creates a pleasant ambiance. Another interesting aspect is the advanced Arkamys tuned music system that has CD player and supports Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and auxiliary input options. There are also four speakers available in the front and rear cabin that provides an excellent listening experience. Furthermore, aspects like the air vents, digital clock, keyless entry and tilt steering wheel that enhances the comfort levels.
The car maker has ensured high level of safety by offering this MPV with many security features. It comes with advanced features like anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. The engine immobilizer is another aspect that safeguards it by preventing any unauthorized entry into it. Other aspects like driver airbag, door ajar warning lamp, central locking system, auto door lock, and rear child safety locks further enhances protection of its passengers.
1. Ample leg, shoulder and head space is offered.
2. Mileage is up to the mark.
1. Look of its interiors can be made more captivating.
2. More comfort features can be added.