Chevrolet has launched the much awaited multi-purpose vehicle, the Chevrolet Enjoy at a starting price of Rs. 5.49 lakh going up to Rs. 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. It is available in eight variants, four in petrol and four in diesel.
At that price point the Chevrolet Enjoy is very attractively priced, as it is cheaper than the Maruti Ertiga by about Rs. 50,000 on the base variant and over Rs. 70,000 on the top-end variant, and yet provides far more space than the Ertiga. If you compare it with the Mahindra Quanto’s price as well, the Enjoy is just slightly more expensive than the Mahindra Quanto – but again wins hands down on space and comfort.
Prices and variants
Chevrolet Enjoy LS (8-seater): Rs. 5.49 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LS (7-seater): Rs. 5.54 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LT (7-seater): Rs. 6.31 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LTZ (7-seater): Rs. 6.99 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LS (8-seater): Rs. 6.69 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LS (7-seater): Rs. 6.75 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LT (7-seater): Rs. 7.42 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy LTZ (7-seater): Rs. 7.99 lakh
Styling: Plain and Practical
The Chevrolet Enjoy is no head turner for sure, with its straightforward boxy looks and snub-nose bonnet – typical van styling. But the thing is such a design frees up acres of interior space, and that’s what the Enjoy is all about – excellent seating space. The front looks better styled than the Xylo or the Quanto, but yet is not outright attractive. The sides have a bit of a curvature to them, but are slab sided for the most part. The rear is quite boxy, but the curve rear glass and the tall tail-lamps help in adding some flair. The boot hatch is fairly large and when it’s open, it can serve as a porch to shelter you from the rain – it’s huge. Also read:Chevrolet Enjoy versus Maruti Ertiga detailed comparison
Space and Comfort: A first-class airline cabin on wheels
This is one vehicle that actually has a very usable third row, which can seat three abreast with enough legroom for all. The second row consists of individual captain seats with armrests that are just as comfortable as the front two seats – if you are looking at a chauffeur driven vehicle, this will definitely appeal to you.
Luggage space is about 190 litres with all three rows in place, which means you can only place a couple of shopping bags behind the third row. But flip-folding the third row of seats, converts this vehicle into a comfortable four-seater with a humungous 630 litres of boot space! It can hold a bicycle, a couple of large suitcases and the kitchen sink if needed! Remember the Nissan Evalia’s space? This is just as good.
Engine choices: Refined petrol, frugal diesel
The Chevrolet Enjoy has a really attractive entry-price point for the petrol variants, which may wean some sedan buyers or Maruti Ertiga MPV buyers to it. The 1.4 litre petrol engine puts out 102 bhp (104PS)of power at 6000 rpm and 131 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, driving the rear wheels. The petrol engine has a claimed fuel efficiency of 13.7 kmpl (ARAI certified), which isn’t really that great.
The diesel Chevrolet Enjoy comes with GM’s version of the 1.3 multijet diesel engine. This engine puts out 76 bhp (77.5PS) of power at 4000 rpm and 188 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm with a five-speed manual transmission. It’s the first time that this engine is driving a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The torque comes in fairly low, but given that the vehicle has a kerb weight of 1345 Kg and is a seven seater that can also carry luggage – it’s not really going to be a scorcher on the highway. However, the claimed fuel economy of 18.2 kmpl is a boon to those looking at low running costs. Also read: Most fuel-efficient MPVs in India – a compilation
Three-year warranty, three-year maintenance plan
Speaking of low running costs, General Motors has thrown in a three-year or 45,000 km maintenance package that costs about Rs. 24,000 with the Chevrolet Enjoy – and this covers all service charges, all consumables such as oil, filters etc, as well as clutch plates, brake pads and other wear and tear items! The vehicle also comes with a three-year, 100,000 km standard warranty. This is sure to be an important factor in buying decisions.
Decent feature list
The LT and LTZ variants also get an integrated music system, fog lamps, rear defogger, rear wiper, parking sensors, key less entry among others. The top-end LTZ variants of the Chevrolet Enjoy also come with two airbags and ABS, as well as power adjustable mirrors and alloy wheels. All variants get power windows and rear-roof mounted AC.
What we think
The Chevrolet Enjoy will eat into the Mahindra Xylo’s market share on the top-end as it provides a number of features and almost equal interior space at a much lower price point. It will also appeal to buyers of the Maruti Ertiga, who want a lot more space. And it beats the Nissan Evalia on price, while it almost matches it on space. It’s a good mix overall, but the design may not appeal that much to private buyers – although the diesel will be a good deal for commercial cab operators. It’s almost as good as the Toyota Innova, but at a much lower price point. Also read: Upcoming Chevrolet cars in India
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