Renault India is phasing out the Lodgy MPV and focusing only on petrol cars.
We are already aware that Renault will be focusing on petrol cars in India. The French carmaker will discontinue the K9K diesel engine as it won’t get updated to meet the BS6 emission norms.
Renault is phasing out the Lodgy MPV as the company has no plans to offer the petrol engine in the MPV and invest in updating the car with a facelift as the sales won’t justify it.
The MPV comes with a 1.5-litre K9K diesel with 85 PS and 110 PS versions. Top officials have confirmed that the stocks of the Lodgy have been sold out across the country.
Renault currently offers Kwid, Triber, Duster and Captur in their Indian lineup. All of these cars have a petrol engine which will be updated with BS6 ahead of the deadline. The Duster and Captur will be sold only with a petrol motor.
About 50 percent of the Dusters sold in India were diesel and the company will see a big impact in sales once they discontinue the diesel motor before the April 2020 deadline.
The Triber will get updated with BS6 petrol engine and soon get an AMT variant. The French carmaker is preparing to launch a 1.0-litre turbo petrol variant of the Triber next year. The same engine will power their upcoming HBC compact SUV.
The company plans to increase the pricing of the BS6 compliant vehicles over the current BS4 models.
Renault claims that they are the world leaders in electric vehicles and are waiting for the right time and ecosystem of electric vehicles in India.
Currently, the French carmaker has a dealership network of 267. By 2022 they plan to have 350-370 dealers across the country.
Renault Lodgy Discontinued
– The stocks of Lodgy have been sold out
– Only petrol cars to be sold in India
– All diesel models will get discontinued
Source – ETAuto.com