Chevrolet Enjoy is a seven seater Multi-Purpose Vehicle that will be launched in the Indian car market very soon. The Chevrolet Enjoy MPV was showcased in the Automobile Expo of 2012 and has been designed for those who look for space, comfort and style in their vehicle. This MPV is being made in collaboration with the Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Chevrolet Enjoy is designed for large Indian families with its seven comfortable seats. The B-segment MPV will also cater to the needs of a passenger vehicle. Chevrolet enjoy’s flexible seating will ensure maximum comfort to passengers. The MPV’s rigid as well as light weight frame, made using high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel in the body and chassis, ensures over-all passenger safety. However, ground clearance seems to be less, may create a problem for this new entrant. Creases on the sides of the MPV’s body divide the mass of the vehicle. Chevrolet Enjoy comes with a dual-row air conditioning system. This product has been tailor-made for local market conditions and the economy need of local consumers. The new Chevrolet Enjoy will be fitted with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that will be able to churn out 94.6bhp @ 6000rpm and 131Nm of torque @ 4400rpm, which is expected to be followed by the Smart XSDE 4 cylinder diesel engine. Sourcing the MPV from China will give a huge cost advantage and the engine will be relatively cheap as it will be locally manufactured.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Enjoy’s 1399cc petrol engine is equipped with VGIS technology and can deliver approximately 12.5 km/litre of mileage on city roads and 16 km/litre on highways. Although a diesel variant of the MPV is expected to be launched, for now only the petrol variant of the Chevrolet Enjoy will be available.
As of now, Chevrolet Enjoy will only be available in metallic grey shade.
Acceleration and Pick up
The upcoming Chevrolet Enjoy boasts of admirable acceleration. It can go from 0 to 100 Kmph approximately in 16 seconds. The MPV will be powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine coupled with VGIS technology and can reach top speeds of nearly 175 Kmph.
The exteriors of this upcoming MPV are marked by a slanted bonnet, newly designed attractive headlamps which run along to the chrome plated grille. The grille sports a trademark golden Chevrolet logo in the middle. The bonnet is designed to give the front of the MPV a smooth flowing appearance. The tinted windshield protect the passengers from the blazing sun and add make the overall look more posh. Chevrolet Enjoy is a spacious vehicle, thanks to its length and has a unique look due to its thick B and C pillars and large pentagonal glass for passengers behind in the third row. However, the far more supreme feature that truly outshines the other features in this MPV are is the crease lines, that span the entire sides of the vehicle and divide the mass of the MPV. Chevrolet Enjoy sports simple looking 6-spoke alloy wheels, fitted in attractive and crisply carved wheels arches.This MPV, which was displayed at the Auto Expo 2012, can be noticed by the creases that are visible at the rear. A stop light mounted high up alerts the drivers behind and is a useful safety enhancement feature of the MPV. Large flowing tail lights are vertically fitted on either sides of the rear. The antenna is placed such that it does not interfere with the aerodynamics of Chevrolet Enjoy. The designers of the car have used the spaciousness of the cabin of the MPV to show their interior designing prowess quite aptly. This MPV will feature a two-tone car-like dash and three rows of seats with a 2+3+2 arrangement. Power steering will be housed along with a tachometer, 2-trip meters, rear seat belts, AC with climate control, central locking, rear armrest with cup holders, music system, and electric door mirrors.
To add to the flexibility of the seating arrangement in Chevrolet Enjoy, the second and third row seats can be either folded or completely removed as per the requirement. Passengers who are seated in the second row and beyond are designated separate AC vents to keep them cool and comfortable.
Chevrolet Enjoy measures 4305mm in length, 1680 mm in width and stands at a height of 1750mm. it has a Wheelbase of 2720mm. Front/Rear treads are 1420/1440 mm. It also has a decent ground clearance of 165mm. It has fuel tank capacity of 50-litres and weighs 1260kgs (Kerb Weight).
A 1.4-litre petrol engine which will pump out 102.5bhp @ 6000rpmand a maximum torque of 131Nm @ 4400rpm will propel Chevrolet Enjoy through a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine will enable the MPV to deliver approximately 12.5kmpl in the city and about 16kmpl on highways.
The wheel arches are crisply carved and designed to be distinctively attractive. The 14 inch alloys will have a tyre size of 205/65.
Chevrolet Enjoy’s suspension is armed with double wishbone and coil springs with stabilizers to offer a smooth ride.
Handling and Control
The Chevrolet Enjoy’s ladder frame chassis has been made by Lotus and the suspension has been specifically designed to deal with any variety of road conditions that roads in India can throw at it without hampering the comfort of passengers seated inside. Like most MPVs in India, the braking system of Chevrolet Enjoy is suited for a comfortable worry-free drive on the highway. The industry will expect the safety features in Chevrolet Enjoy to be of the highest standards. The MPV Chevrolet Enjoy, which seeks to compete with Toyota Innova, will be graced with plentiful safety features. In terms of passenger comfort, 2 airbags will protect the driver and passengers in case of a sudden collision. Such active safety will also be provided by the Anti-Lock braking system (ABS) coupled with EBD.
Price as the Chevrolet Enjoy is expected to be easy on the pocket.
The absence of AC vents for the rear seat.
Diesel version is not in the offing as of now.
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