9 April 2015 Renault has launched its much-awaited Lodgy MPV in India in price range of Rs 8.19 – Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With this launch, Renault has entered the enormously lucrative MPV category of Indian market where currentlyToyota Innova is ruling the roost. Lodgy has been offered in two different states of engine tune so as to cater wide variety of MPV seekers. On lower side, 85 PS variant priced little over Rs 8 lakh will compete against value for money MPVs like Maruti Ertiga and Honda Mobilio. Higher 110 PS variant, on the other hand, comes with all bells and whistles to take head on with reigning king of MPV category, the Toyota Innova. Further, in comparison to Innova top-spec variant that touches price mark of Rs 15 lakh, Lodgy’s top model is priced very competitively. A direct comparison reveals a full 3 lakh difference in prices of two which accrues huge benefits in favor of Lodgy. Despite being cheaper than Innova, Lodgy can do almost everything what Innova boasts to bring to table. In fact, on many virtues like power-train, driving dynamics, highway cruising and fuel-efficiency, Lodgy is one step ahead of Innova. Overall, as MPV offering, Lodgy has a lot going for it; be it space, seating comfort, cabin practicality and versatility, boot space, etc. And now Renault has priced it quite competitively, so we have little doubt about its success.