It’s a miracle! After the Micra/Pulse, Sunny/Scala and Duster/Cleaner (oops!), you’d expect the Renault-Nissan Alliance to badge-engineer the Evalia as well. Well, yes and no. Yes because the Evalia will transmogrify into the Ashok Leyland Stile sometime soon and no there won’t be a, um... what can I call it... ah yes, the Renault Malfeasance or something like that. So what’s Renault going to do now, especially if it has plans to occupy all segments in the Indian market? Why, there’s always Dacia.
Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the Lodgy is a proper Dacia. Proper because it satisfies an important condition for all Dacias — it has a weird name. The name of course comes from the archaic English term ‘lodge’ — it is archaic to the English and the rest of the world, but not to us Indians! All of us have stayed at a lodge one time or another, right? And our office expense sheet still says ‘Boarding & Lodging’! Okay, seriously now.
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