Highly- engineered Chevrolet Enjoy is a full-fledged 7-seater Multi-Purpose-Vehicle (MPV) which will be available in India very soon. This car is popular in Chinese market as ‘Hong Guang’. Chevrolet Enjoy MPV which was on pedestal in Auto Expo, 2012 along with hatch Chevrolet Sail, is designed for those who require large space, comfort and style in car which can add pleasure to life. Ultra-stylish MPV is actually co-developed with Chinese partner SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation). SAIC has 50 percent share in General Motors India and Chevrolet Enjoy will be coming from stables of Wuling Automobiles which is a Joint venture between GM and SAIC in China.
General Motors operates in India with subsidiary-Chevrolet. General Motors stands on top position in sales of 4-wheeler across the world and such a top player in car industry is bound to manufacture cars which are reliable. Chevrolet Motors has wide range of cars in India and all enjoy a decent market share which is increasing at regular basis. While it has Beat, Spark and Aveo U-VA in hatchback segment, Aveo, Optra Magnum and Cruze goes into sedan class. Apart from them, there are Chevrolet Captiva and Chevrolet Tavera Neo sitting in utility segment. With new addition of Enjoy MPV, company will have enough number of vehicles to rule their respective segments.
Moreover, MPV (Multi-Purpose-Vehicle) segment is at present ruled by Toyota Innova in India and it takes most of the market share in its category. Every car manufacture is competing to beat its sales and in this attempt, Chevrolet Automotive is also not lagging. With Chevrolet Enjoy, company will directly attack Innova. Although, Chevrolet has Tavera in MPV segment, it will bring new MPV which will be built more on grounds of style and class and would be an urban car. While Tavera Neo will sustain to serve semi-urban audience, new Enjoy will serve totally urban class.
Chevrolet Enjoy Multi-Purpose-Vehicle (MPV) will meet needs of large Indian families having seven seats. B-segment MPV will suit all needs of a passenger car. Comfort will be ensured by flexi-seating in MPV. Lotus, a British auto giant, worked in tandem with GM Technical Center in India for more than one and a half year to refine chassis. Frame of this MPV is rigid as well as light weight because high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel is used in body and chassis of car. However, ground clearance seems to be less which can create a problem for new entry. Experienced designers have played with exteriors by introducing a crease in side to divide mass of body of MPV. This nicely manufactured car has a body on frame design just like Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova.
Just like Toyota Innova and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy will boast of its dual-row air conditioning. Safety was given a good weightage in manufacturing of this MPV. Chevrolet Enjoy will have loads of safety features such as dual air bags for driver and front passenger, seat belts with load limiters, ABS and tubeless tyres. However, rumours say that these goodies will be optional.
Chevrolet Enjoy has been customised for local conditions and need of local users for economical, user-friendly personal transportation. New Chevrolet Enjoy will be powered by 1.4 litre petrol unit that will be able to produce 94.6 PS of power and 127 Nm. A powerful 1.3 litre Smart XSDE 4-cylinder diesel engine will follow this petrol one, however company will not launch this diesel version Enjoy before 2013. This multijet diesel engine will be co-manufactured by General Motors and Fiat. Engines would be manufactured at GM’s plant in Talegaon near Pune. As of now, foretelling is only for petrol engine. Now, everything will depend on right pricing of this car because if prices are high, this new car will really be a segment buster. That said sourcing car from China will give a huge cost advantage and even engine will be relatively cheap as it will be locally produced. Two variant of Chevrolet Enjoy MPV (Multi-Purpose-Vehicle) are Engine Variant/Power (PS/RPM): Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4L Petrol: 95.5/ 6200, Torque (NM/RPM): 127/ 3400, Acceleration (0-100 kmph): 14 seconds, Top Speed: 175 km/h, Transmission: 5-speed Manual and Engine Variant/Power (PS/RPM): Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3L Diesel 90/ 4000, Torque (NM/RPM):200/ 1750, Acceleration (0-100 kmph):15 seconds, Top Speed: 160 km/h and Transmission: 5-speed Manual