The American multinational corporation General Motors owned Chevrolet has introduced the Enjoy- a compact MUV- in the Indian market at a time when the automobile market was in turmoil and under immense pressures. Notwithstanding, the Chevrolet Enjoy gained a position in highly competitive MUV segment and witnessed good sales figures as well. The Chevrolet Enjoy did get this position principally because of its decent features, spacious interiors and a choice of diesel and petrol engines.
The price of the Chevrolet Enjoy starts at Rs 5.91 lakhs and goes up to Rs 8.91 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi. The MUV comes with an option of choosing between 7 or 8 seat variants. The Chevrolet Enjoy competes with the Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio, Mahindra Xylo and Nissan Evalia. However, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the closest competitor of the Chevrolet Enjoy.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Chevrolet Enjoy is available in both the alternatives of diesel and petrol engines. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.3-litre, 1248 cc, multijet diesel engine, based on common rail direct injection fuel supply system, produces a maximum power of 74.8 PS at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 172.5 NM at 1750 rpm. On the other hand, the petrol variant gets a 1.4 litre, 1399 cc petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 100.2 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 131 NM at 4400 rpm.
Both the diesel and petrol engines comprise of four cylinders and sixteen valves, at the same time both these engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. The car has a turning radius of 5.5 metres.
The diesel engine of the Chevrolet Enjoy can accelerate the 0 -100 kmph mark in 17-18 seconds with a maximum speed of about 160 kmph, whereas the petrol engine of the Chevrolet Enjoy can reach the 0 -100 kmph barrier within 14.8 seconds with a top speed of 175 kmph.
As far as mileage is concerned, the diesel-powered Chevrolet Enjoy delivers a fuel efficiency of 18.2 kmpl while the petrol-powered Chevrolet Enjoy delivers a mileage of 13.7 kmpl. Both are ARAI rated. Besides, the Chevrolet Enjoy has a fuel tank capacity of 50 litre.
The Chevrolet Enjoy is bigger than its competitors. The front profile of the car gets chrome surround vertical grille with leaf style fog lamps, well designed front bumper with air dam and sharp headlamps. The integrated sporty rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp provides the Chevrolet Enjoy a youthful appeal.
The Chevrolet Enjoy is available with a choice of six attractive colours- Velvet Red, Linen Beige, Summit White, Caviar Black, Switchblade Silver and Sandrift Grey.
Dimensionally, the Chevrolet Enjoy measures 4305 mm in length, 1680 mm in width and 1750 mm in height and, at the same time, the MPV has a wheelbase of 2720 mm and a minimum ground clearance of 161 mm.
The Chevrolet Enjoy comes with richly-crafted beige and black coloured dual tone interiors. The MPV has extremely spacious interior that feels airy. The seats of the car are quite comfortable. Besides, it has adequate headroom, legroom and shoulder space for the passenger. The top-end model of the Chevrolet Enjoy gets leather upholstery while the base model has fabric upholstery.
The Chevrolet Enjoy is packed with plenty of features like keyless entry with buzzer, central door locking, neatly-designed steering wheel decorated with gold plated company logo, front and rear power windows, standard dual AC, roomy glove box, power adjustable OSRVMs, height adjustable driver seat and tilt steering, individual arm rests, day and night inside rear view mirror, front and rear interior courtesy lamps, digital clock, integrated audio system with CD player, Radio, MP3, Aux and USB connectivity, roof antenna and rear wiper with washer.
Apart from these features, the Chevrolet Enjoy is blessed with a boot space of 630 liters which is sufficient to store large amount of luggage. However , without folding the third row boot space is not satisfactory.
The Chevrolet Enjoy gives appreciable performance. In terms of ride and handling, the MPV is excellent. On the braking front, the car gets ventilated disc brakes at its front and drum brakes at the rear. The front suspension of the car consists of a McPherson strut with coil springs and a stabilizer bar while the rear suspension of the MPV consists of a 5-link coil spring.
On the safety front, the Chevrolet Enjoy is integrated with essential safety features such as driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), side impact front and rear door beams, driver seatbelt reminder, door ajar warnings, reverse parking sensors, central lock, rear door child protection door locks, three point front seat belts, speed sensitive auto door lock, centrally located high-mount stop lamp and dual horn.
The Chevrolet Enjoy is a very spacious car. It is easy to drive and gives a comfortable ride. Moreover, the car offers huge internal storage.
The main drawback of the Chevrolet Enjoy is its design and styling that is not much impressive. Some advanced features have not been given in the base variants. Besides, fuel efficiency of the MPV is not up to the mark.
The Chevrolet Enjoy is an affordable MPV with roomy interior, advanced safety features, good ride quality and flexible seating layouts, at the same time the MPV offers decent performance. The Chevrolet Enjoy is an absolutely perfect MPV, especially for large families.