The Chevrolet Enjoy is a well priced MPV that is a good all-round package.
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Chevrolet updated the Enjoy in July 2015 to give it a refreshed appeal with more upmarket design cues and more equipment to revitalize its offering in the expanding MPV segment. The Enjoy is the third product of the SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile or the joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) of China and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co. For India the Chevrolet Enjoy has been extensively modified and by that we mean equipping it with a diesel engine and making some crucial changes to suit the Indian palette.The Enjoy looks quite pleasant. The Enjoy also is quite compact with a length of 4,305mm and overall is a nicely balanced design that is simple. Our favourite part of the Enjoy’s styling has to be the front with its chrome surround three-dimensional grille and leaf style fog lamps. The headlamps are nicely shaped and all that chrome detailing upfront gives it a more premium look. The Enjoy has 14 inch wheels and in our opinion they look a tad small considering the size.
Move to the rear and the design is simple but still quite pleasant. Inside thanks to its monocoque construction, the Chevrolet Enjoy ‘enjoys’ a more spacious interior due to its low floor and despite its relatively compact dimensions, the interiors feels airy and extremely spacious.We had the top of the line version on test which had two captain seats in the middle row and hence is a 7-seater. Other versions of the Enjoy have a bench in the second row thus making it an 8-seater. Space is very good on 2nd row and even on the third! The design itself is simple but well thought out and everything is easy to use. It lacks features like Bluetooth, climate control and a dead pedal for the driver though you do get USB, Aux, single din audio system, height adjustable driver’s seat and roof mounted aircon at the rear. Boot space is quite generous especially since the third row can be folded.
The Chevrolet Enjoy has a 1.3 litre turbocharged diesel with 74PS and a 1.4 litre petrol engine with 100PS. Let’s deal with the petrol first. While the spec sheet reads 100PS, it does not quite feel like that when you drive it. Just like the Sail sedan earlier this petrol engine has to be revved if you have to get the best out of it. When we switched to the diesel it was a much better show as it suits the character of the car better. With 74PS and 172Nm of torque on offer it offers a more relaxed driving experience compared to the petrol the reason being that you do not have to work through the gears that much and it is far less noisy than the petrol when in full chat.
The Chevrolet Enjoy has a McPherson strut with coil springs and a stabilizer bar at front while at the rear there is a 5-link coil spring suspension. The soft suspension dismisses bad roads and potholes well. The ride does not get overly choppy and it is quite comfortable. While we liked the ride quality of the Enjoy there was a fair bit of noise seeping into the cabin.
When it comes to handling the Enjoy is rear wheel drive and when shown some corners it actually does pretty good though there is some body roll but it is not hugely apparent.
The Chevrolet Enjoy has spacious interiors due to its low floor and despite its relatively compact dimensions, the interiors feels airy and extremely spacious. The seats themselves are quite comfortable and legroom, headroom is quite good in the first two rows. Move to the third row and things are not bad, though it will not be comfortable for three there so in our opinion it is best for two adults.
The design itself is simple but well thought out and everything is easy to use. Where we feel the Enjoy lacks is in the quality department as the fit and finish could have been better. It also lacks features like steering controls, Bluetooth, climate control and a dead pedal for the driver though you do get USB, Aux, single din audio system, height adjustable driver’s seat and roof mounted air-con at the rear. Boot space is quite generous especially since the third row can be folded.
Very spacious. Easy to use controls.
Bland design. Lacks some features.
The Chevrolet Enjoy has a pleasant appearance from outside. Given its MPV roots, the Enjoy does appear to have a tall design. Chrome elements lend visual breaks to the plain styling of the car to make it look premium and lively.
Van like dimensions
The diesel fueled Enjoy offers good driveability. Power delivery is linear and NVH is well contained. The petrol needs to be revved to extract power.
Refined diesel powertrain
Noisy petrol with narrow power band
The Chevrolet Enjoy diesel has an efficiency figure of 18.2 km/l as per ARAI and 13.7 km/l as per ARAI for the petrol model.
Reasonably efficient diesel motor
Petrol engine needs to be more efficient. Diesel can improve too
|1.3 TCDi LS 8||18.2 kmpl|
|1.3 TCDi LS 7||18.2 kmpl|
|1.3 TCDi LT 8||18.2 kmpl|
|1.3 TCDi LT 7||18.2 kmpl|
|1.3 TCDi LTZ 8||18.2 kmpl|
|1.3 TCDi LTZ 7||18.2 kmpl|
|1.4 LS 8||13.7 kmpl|
|1.4 LS 7||13.7 kmpl|
|1.4 LT 8||13.7 kmpl|
|1.4 LT 7||13.7 kmpl|
|1.4 LTZ 8||13.7 kmpl|
|1.4 LTZ 7||13.7 kmpl|
When it comes to handling the Enjoy is rear wheel drive and when shown some corners it actually does pretty good though there is some body roll but it is not hugely apparent. The small wheels and soft suspension limit the fun but it is quite competent. The steering on the other hand feels light and effortless to use which is a boon in the city traffic. In fact driving the Enjoy is traffic is very easy with the tight turning circle helping in this matter and with the top of the line variant having parking sensors, parking too was easy. The Enjoy diesel has a ground clearance of 161 mm and the petrol has 165 mm.
Good handler, easy to drive
Narrow tyres. Body roll
The Chevrolet Enjoy has a McPherson strut with coil springs and a stabiliser bar at front while at the rear there is a 5-link coil spring suspension.The suspension has a soft setup that makes for a comfortable ride. If we have a grouch here, it is that road noise could be less.
Road noise could be less
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