Renault looks all set to add its Easy-R AMT gearbox to the Lodgy MPV. The French carmaker is also expected to launch a new base variant of the MPV.
According to a CarandBike.com report, the Lodgy will be fitted with the 6-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox found on the Duster compact SUV.The Easy-R AMT will be offered in two variants of the Lodgy, both sporting the 108bhp version of Renault's 1.5-litre dCi common rail diesel engine.
Prices for the Easy-R gearbox equipped version of the Lodgy are expected to be around Rs. 50,000 more than the ones equipped with the manual gearbox.
Also expected is a new base variant of the Lodgy which is expected to be offered to taxi fleets as a less pricey alternative to the new Innova. Renault is also expected to offer another model of the Lodgy for taxis which will sit in between the new base model and the current base model.
Both variants of the Lodgy that will be on offer for taxis are expected to feature different plastic and fabrics on the inside along with a limited number of colour choices so that Renault can ensure that the price stays down.