Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Renault Lodgy launch soon, beware Ertiga
It is the Dacia Duster remake Renault Duster that has transformed the Indian SUV industry and has established a new segment. Now Renault is going to spark the flame in the same way in the multi utility vehicle segment as well. The product that will be launched is Renault Lodgy that will be giving sleepless nights to Maruti which is already reeling due to the rising waiting period on Maruti Ertiga. The Lodgy MPV will have the guts and looks to even beat out Ertiga. However, it will be the Lodgy price and the features that will decided whether it will be able to have strong footing in India or it will also succumb to its fate.
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The Renault Lodgy launch will take place at the 2014 Auto Expo in India. Industry experts believe that the Lodgy launch is scheduled to be very late as by that time Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia and the Ertiga will be able to settle firmly. But others believe that since these products will be aged by that time, those who are on the lookout of some new product will go for the Lodgy that will have a near SUV looks.
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The Lodgy is already a hit in Europe and it is expected to repeat the success in India as well. As far as the Lodgy price in India is concerned, experts believe that it will be somewhat less than Toyota Innova. Based on the Logan platform, the car will have the same trusted maneuverability that people of India have seen on present Mahindra Verito and the Renault Duster. The seven seater Lodgy will also be a rival to Mahindra Xylo and Chevrolet Tavera and it is expected that since the brand is settling fast, the new Renault car will have no problem in terms of acceptance.