Renault Lodgy or Renault Duster, which car is a better buying option? Read on this comparison review to find the answer.
Renault India has been successful in gaining a good presence on the Indian roads. Thanks to its highly popular and unbeaten compact-SUV Renault Duster, and the wonderful small hatchback Renault Kwid, things are working fine for Renault in India. However, there are three more offerings from Renault in India; Lodgy (MPV), Scala (Sedan) and Pulse (hatchback), which are trying their best to make a difference in their segment.
Interestingly, both Renault Duster (compact-SUV) and Renault Lodgy (MPV) fall in somewhat same price segment. Being different in terms of make, segment type and usage, both have different capabilities and features.
Here, we bring you a comparison review of Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster to understand which of them is better and worth a buy.
Exterior Design & Dynamics
The Renault Duster, being a compact SUV has an advantage here. It boasts a muscular and sporty look which wins your heart on the first look. Comparing with the other compact SUVs in the segment, we can easily come to a conclusion that it is one of the best looking compact SUVs available in India today. On its exterior, the headlights, chrome grille, bumper design, the tail lamps and the boot lid, makes the Duster a dynamic and muscular offering.
The Renault Lodgy on the other hand looks like a regular and conventional multi-purpose vehicle, which isn’t dynamic and muscular as the Renault Duster. Talking about the exterior design, the headlamps, front grille, front & rear bumpers, tail-lamps are neatly placed and we don’t have any complaints regarding them. It looks like a big seven-seater family car, which would easily attract buyers towards it.
The Renault Lodgy has a very pleasant ambience and it certainly one of the best cabins of a MPV to be in. The designers at Renault have used light colors on the inside which looks decent. The large glasses give a very wide outer view, making it look airy and spacious on the inside. This seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle offers great comfort with enough of head room, knee room and thigh support, good for those long trips with your family. Overall, the quality of materials used on the inside is good.
The Renault Duster has a better looking and boldly designed interior with the all-new designed dashboard with the instrument cluster sitting perfectly. When compared to the Renault Lodgy, the interiors of Renault Duster look premium and up-market. The quality of materials used inside, seat fabric, door padding, knobs, switches and door handles, all are perfectly finished without compromising with quality. The dual-tone dashboard looks awesome and gives a sense of luxury. When it comes to space and comfort, we feel both Renault Lodgy and Duster score equal marks.
Both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster sport a touch-screen infotainment system that can be used to play your entertainment content through CD, AUX-IN, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Thanks to the coupled speaker system, one can easily enjoy his/her favorite track on the go.
Safety & Security
When it comes to safety & security, Renault has taken no risk on both these cars. And hence, both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster are added with various common safety and security features. These include Dual SRS Airbags, Passenger Airbags, driver seatbelt warning, ABS with EBD, brake assist, immobiliser, keyless entry, door ajar warning and more.
Both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster are available only in diesel engine option, and there is no petrol variant available. However, both of them are offered in two diesel engine options too.
Price in India
The Renault Lodgy has an advantage in this segment.
Renault Lodgy – Rs.7.7 lacs – Rs. 11.25 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Renault Duster – Rs.8.29 lacs – Rs. 13.46 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Which Renault car according to you is a better buy? Do share your thoughts, comments and suggestions in the section below.…
The process of delivery of goods is a business activity that many done every day. Anyone would ever make a delivery of goods. Delivery of the intended item is usually to a place or location far to reach. Delivery of goods can be done with a variety of paths. Various types of lines in question is the delivery via sea, via land delivery, as well as shipping via air. All paths you can choose according to the needs and desires of delivery of goods that you do. If you use a shipping service for the goods you will send, you will get many benefits to be gained. Then what about the delivery of vehicles or cars?
Here are some benefits of using a car delivery service or car transportation that you can know:
One of the advantages of using a shipping service is to be able to deliver a certain amount of vehicles as needed. Vehicles or cars that are sent are often only one, but sometimes car shipping in large quantities can also occur in car dealer companies, sometimes in small quantities. The price also adjusts to many or at least the delivery. So it will be more efficient and does not require much cost in comparison if you send yourself with energy and time wasted during the trip.
The next advantage that you can get if you are shipping via delivery service is the vehicle and quickly get to the destination. You can send packages or goods or vehicles wherever you want. The nearby location will affect the price or postage. You can choose an express delivery service for car shipping faster than normal shipping. Within a few days, the car will go straight to where the destination. So that the sender or the recipient of the car will be satisfied with the service delivery of goods used.
The next advantage to be gained if using a professional expedition or shipping service is more time efficient. Of course for the sender, time is precious. Because time can be used to perform other activities. If the delivery is done on its own, automatic time will be more consumed due to delivery of remote location. But if you choose an expedition service, you live between items you will send to the place of the delivery service. Furthermore you can make transactions such as delivery of records, scales, prices or shipping costs, address, and provide information when the car will arrive. That way, you’ll save time to keep delivering and other activities.
The last advantage of using an expedition is that it is easy to do by anyone. Car delivery or auto transportation can be done by anyone who needs. Usually the sender is an entrepreneur or a person who has a business of buying and selling or sometimes people who just moved to another city.…
Here are tips on choosing a wedding car rental quality-Marriage is one of the most special moment in human life. No wonder many people who planned the best things for this special day, one of them is the wedding car they will use. Many types of cars that can be found in luxury car rental Los Angeles, such as Mercedes Benz SL400, Mercedes Benz S550 Black Rent, Mercedes Benz GT-S AMG, Rolls Royce Phantom White, Range Rover Evoque Convertible, and other luxury cars.
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Valuable cars need to be handled very carefully. The slightest little scratch on the paint could case a car to plummet in value. Do you have a classic car that you need to transport to a location that is far away? Are you unsure how you will get it there? If this is the case, you have absolutely nothing to fear. This is because there are companies that specialize in this exact type of service. They will carefully transport your car in an 18-wheel truck. These trucks are usually climate controlled to make sure your car will not be damaged by extreme humidity during its journey. So how do you decide which of these companies to go with? Here are a few tips that should help you make your decision.
1. Does the company have a great reputation within the car transportation industry?
The first thing that you need to do is speak to other people who have had their cars transported recently. Find out which companies they hired and if they were happy with the job they did. You should also find out if the car arrived on time and how much they were charged. Was there any damage to the car when it finally arrived at its destination? Use all of the info you gather to find out which car transporters can be trusted.
2. Is the company known for having their shipments arrive on time?
You might need to have your car arrive at its destination by a specific deadline. It is imperative that this deadline is not missed. It would be a disaster if the car transportation company was late. Therefore, you need to be certain that the company you hire is not going to take their time and lollygag while they are transporting your car. The company you choose for this important task must have a sense of urgency and take pride in their ability to be on time. This quality is what defines truly great companies.
3. How much will you end up paying?
It is always best to get in touch will all of the companies that offer car transportation services. This will allow you to discover which companies are willing to cut you a deal. Factors such as the type of transport truck you will require and the speed of the delivery will play a role in the quote you are given.…
When involved in a vehicular accident and your car needs serious part replacements, do you know that the body shop can either use OEM or aftermarket parts in your vehicle? Contrary to what you know, OEM parts are not always automatically covered by your insurance policy.
OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, thus, these components are tailor made to your car’s specifications and are distributed by the same manufacturer. On the other hand, aftermarket parts are made by third party manufacturers who designed the items to have a negligible difference with the OEM. Although the difference may be insignificant between the two, there are still some who prefer OEM parts. If you are one of them, you should take this into consideration when finding a car insurance. It’s because most insurance companies do not include this in the coverage unless you requested for it and paid the extra amount.
If you are wondering what OEM parts can do for you, here is a shortlist enumerating the advantages of specifying OEM in the coverage of your insurance policy.
It retains the same level of safety and security as your car is engineered to be.
Since the OEM parts are made by your car’s manufacturer, then you are guaranteed that after the repair, your car will be “as good as new”. Most of all, since it is the original component, then the level of security that the part replaced provides to your car will be retained. You can then expect that the safety components will work perfectly well in times of accidents. Although there are insurers who claim that aftermarket parts do not reduce the safety of your vehicle during collision, some would argue that these aftermarket parts are not tested as how OEM items are.
It maintains your car’s resale value.
The trade value of your car will adversely be affected when your repair history is checked by a car dealer and they found out that aftermarket parts were used. So if you are planning to sell your car in the future, you might as well speak with your insurer about the OEM coverage.
It guarantees your security deposit if your car is leased.
Opting to use OEM parts will safeguard your security deposit when your car is leased because although you were in a vehicle accident, you were able to return the car in good shape.
However, OEM may cost you more – at about 5% more in your insurance – since some insurance providers consider this as a premium option. Nevertheless, if you are really particular with the replacement parts being installed in your car, then the additional fee will be reasonable for you. Just remember that your insurance policy is binding, so talk to your insurance provider about your concerns and specify your request to include OEM in your coverage.
Written by Marc Laferierre, owner of Dents Unlimited. Dents Unlimited is the go to auto shop for collision repair in Columbia, MO.…