- With 16 new enhancements and a perfect combination of superior performance, comfort, safety, space and unmatched fuel efficiency
- The best equipped MPV to be offered at an introductory price of INR 9.43 Lakh
NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, today announced the launch of its all new Renault LODGY STEPWAY range. Built with 16 new enhancements to its exteriors and interiors, the new Lodgy STEPWAY will offer a perfect blend of design, space, performance, safety and class-leading fuel efficiency. The LODGY STEPWAY range is launched at an introductory price of INR 9.43 Lakh (ex-Delhi), making it the best equipped MPV in this price range.
Commenting on the launch of the New LODGY STEPWAY range, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “India is an important market for Renault’s global growth plans and we have a thorough business strategy to grow our presence across the country. This is reflected by our product enhancement strategy, our rapid network expansion and fervent efforts to ensure customer delight. We have expanded our product portfolio to best suit the Indian customer and we have entered new segments to drive volumes. Renault Lodgy marked our entry in the MPV segment and is a breakthrough product that has redefined the benchmark of performance and convenience in the segment. We have kept Lodgy contemporary and appealing with sustained life-cycle management action and we are confident that the new LODGY STEPWAY range will further strengthen Lodgy’s position in the MPV segment. It will play an important role in building the Renault brand in India as we look forward to the resurgence of the MPV segment given the thrust on infrastructure development.”
The new Renault LODGY STEPWAY range will be available in both 85 PS and 110 PS and in 5 variants including RxL 85 PS & 110 PS and RxZ 85 PS & 110 PS (available in 7 & 8 seater options). The LODGY STEPWAY comes in 6 exciting colours – Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Planet Grey, Royal Orchid and the latest additions being Slate Grey and Fiery Red.
The MPV segment in India largely appeals to customers looking for a compelling value proposition. In line with that, Renault has also announced attractive positioning across the range, and delivers on cost efficiencies led by leading mileage and low maintenance costs, superior drive performance with SUV like ride and handling, power, suspension and ground clearance.
SUPERIOR DRIVEABILITY AND EFFICIENCY:
The Renault LODGY STEPWAY will be powered by the proven K9K 1.5 litre dCi (Common Rail Direct Injection) engine, and will be available in 85PS and110PS options. The more powerful diesel variant will deliver 110PS of maximum power and peak torque of 245Nm@1750rpm. The engine is mated to a first-in-segment 6-speed manual transmission for 110PS variant. This is matched by its excellent fuel efficiency of 19.98 kmpl (ARAI). The alternate variant of the same 1.5 litre dCi engine produces 85PS of maximum power and 200Nm@1900rpm of peak torque with a 5-speed manual transmission, and delivers an excellent fuel efficiency of 21.04 kmpl (ARAI).
The new Lodgy STEPWAY range has the longest wheel base with best in class interior space and roominess in all 3 rows. It combines high class sophistication, comfort and appealing design elements that add to the classy interiors. The Lodgy STEPWAY comes with abundant space, has great ergonomics and is comfortable in terms of seating configurations available. It comes with 7 & 8 seating options in Gris Fume and Beige Alpaga premium leather blended upholstery. It offers 56 combinations of seat versatility and smart storage space for all 3 row. The 2nd and 3rd row tumble-and-fold seats with 60:40 split are easy to access and offer ample leg space. The 3rd row can be folded easily or even removed to accommodate extra luggage. The car comes with generous boot space of 207 litres which could be expanded to 1861 litres. To augment the style quotient of the comfortable interior, the STEPWAY range comes with a premium two-tone dashboard bearing piano black centre fascia with chrome surround.
The stunning new Lodgy STEPWAY features a distinctive jewel-studded front grille along with attractive fog lamps adding to its aesthetic appeal. The wheel arch cladding and black tape on rocker panel continue to be STEPWAY elements. The 16” Panache Metal Alloy wheels also lend a better control on the roads. Additionally, the arrowhead tail lamps with stylish dark metal finish roof rails and STEPWAY decal leave a lasting impression.
Safety is of paramount importance to Renault and the vehicle is loaded with a host of safety features. The engine is optimally combined with smart features like cruise control with speed limiter to bring an effortless driving performance. When it comes to safety, ABS combined with EBD and Brake Assistoffer better control in emergency braking situations while the driver and passenger airbags provide extra protection in the event of a collision. The rear wiper, washer and defogger provide easy driving even in adverse weather conditions which is now available from RXL Stepway variant onwards.
PACKED WITH FEATURES:
With The LODGY STEPWAY range, travelling comes with an ideal combination of uncompromising comfort and elegant style. Some of the key value added features include the 2nd and 3rdrow smart-sense AC ensuring efficient cooling in all 3 rows while the 8–way adjustable driver’s seat ensures a comfortable and relaxed drive. Other convenient features like electrically adjustable ORVMs, central locking with keyless entry, headlight turn on reminder, and 12V charging sockets across 3 rows for both drivers and passengers. To accentuate further, an on-board trip computer with helps one to keep track of outside ambient temperature, average fuel economy, and instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty and average speed.
While the newly added Gear Shift indicator enables one to drive at optimum gears to achieve better fuel efficiency. The addition of the advanced 7” touch screen MediaNAV console with AUX, USB and Bluetooth leave a long lasting impression. Also it comes with rear parking sensors with camera for the ease of parking.
UNMATCHED OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
In its efforts to offer customers of the LODGY STEPWAY range a hassle-free ownership experience, Renault also announced – 3CARE, an initiative that provides comprehensive maintenance which includes 3 years of warranty (up to 60,000 kms), 3 years of Road Side Assistance (up to 60,000 Kms) and 3 years of Periodic Maintenance Service (up to 30,000 Kms). All this will be offered at a minimal cost starting at INR 22,142 and will ensure that customers enjoy complete peace of mind while driving the Perfect MPV