The interiors are spacious and the comfort offered by the seat is also decent. We like the fact that even the base model comes with several features, while the feel of the plastics is something that doesn’t impress us.
The Enjoy is an MPV that is targeting buyers between the Ertiga and the Eeco. It gets three rows of seating and space is the biggest USP on this. The interiors are fairly basic in design with simple instrument panel layout, with a single-DIN music system, no climate control and easy to read three-dial instrument binnacle. The plastic quality is a tad below our expectations as it is hard and basic. The Enjoy gets a nice blue-backlit dash and a simple three-spoke steering wheel, without any controls on it.
Space and comfort is what Chevrolet has focused the most on, and it is clearly visible. The space offered in first two rows is good and the top-of-the-line LTZ gets captain seats, which are adjustable and can be moved longitudinally, increasing the space for the third row passengers. The third row has good enough space even for adults, but it is the under-thigh support that it lacks. The second and the third row get air-conditioning above the second row, for better cooling.
LS: LS is the base model for the Enjoy and still it comes loaded with several goodies like dual-tone interiors, second row captain seats, power steering, front and rear air-conditioning, all four power windows, 60:40 split for the eight-seater version, tachometer, remote fuel release and digital clock.
LT: The LT version gets leatherite seats, instead of fabric that one gets on the LS. It also gets reverse parking sensors, keyless entry, rear wash wiper, rear defogger, adjustable headrests in the third row, only 7-seater, cigarette lighter, ash tray, 12V outlet in the third row, integrated music system with USB and aux connectivity and four speakers.
LTZ: This is the top-of-the-line model and it gets all the bells and whistles like electrically adjustable mirrors, alloy wheels, ABS with EBD and dual airbags.
The Innova has one of the most plush interiors in the MUV segment. It is spacious and even the seats are comfortable. After the recent facelift, there is no complain of missing brownies as it now has all the frills. The features on offer on the Innova and even the styling is at par with the Evalia and the Stile. Innova being a successful product, not many changes have been made on the inside either. Same styling has been retained and the fit and finish is still first-rate. The quality and the feel of the materials are decent. The instrument panel design is simple and elusive. It feels a bit aged, when compared to the interiors of some of its competition, but it is one of the most easy to use.
The range topping Innova now has a touchscreen infotainment system. This in-dash system has auxiliary and USB connectivity, reverse parking camera and also telephonic and music Bluetooth connectivity. We loved the quality of the music that floated in the cabin through its speakers. Even the instrument binnacle has been refreshed. The rest of the kit remains identical.
The seating is still the same, with ample space for the front and middle row passenger. The second-row seats do not have sufficient support for thighs. The third row of seats is meant for children, as there isn’t much legroom. In the top of the line, the Innova gets roof-mounted air-conditioning vents for the second and third row occupants.
The boot space of the Innova is decent, when compared to competition. Some of its competition lacks a boot with the third row of seats. Even folding the third row of seats is simple and easy.
GX:The GX version also comes with seven and eight seating options and it gets additional features like power steering, power windows, keyless entry and immobiliser. This version is also available in petrol and diesel engine options. It gets a lot more features like electrically adjustable mirrors, ABS, driver airbag, in-dash music system with four speakers, rear wiper, defogger, height adjustment for the driver’s seat.
VX:This version on the Innova and is available with petrol and diesel engines. The VX version is a completely loaded variant that comes with even passenger airbag, in-built music system with touchscreen, six speakers, Bluetooth, aux and USB connectivity.
ZX:This version is the new top of the line that gets leather seats other than the regular features on the VX. The other two variants have seven or eight eat options, but the ZX gets only seven seats.
The 1.3-litre diesel engine is definitely the pick of the lot as the petrol is good, but the efficiency and the low-end torque of the diesel makes it an ideal pick amongst the two.
The Sail NB is available with 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre oil burner. The petrol engine produces 104bhp of power at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 131Nm at 4400rpm, while the diesel produces 76bhp at 4000rpm and 205Nm at 1750rpm.
1.4-litre petrol: The 1.4-litre petrol motor that powers the Enjoy is a new one in the Chevrolet stable. is the same one that also powers the Sail U-VA. The power delivery is decent and one needs to rev this engine to extract maximum performance from it. The power produced by this engine is decent, however one does needs to downshift to make those quick overtaking moves. The engine has strong mid-range just like most of the petrol mills. This engine has low NVH levels and is highly refined. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. As the gearknob is short, the shifts are good and the throws are short. Though the only downside is the shifts are a bit rubbery in nature.
1.3-litre diesel: The Enjoy is propelled by the 1.3-litre multijet that also powers about 10 other cars in India including the Sail U-VA and the saloon. The power delivery is fairly linear and the oil burner has a strong mid range. The oil burner pulls cleanly once the engine spins above 1700rpm and also there is good enough power to make those overtaking moves. We are smitten with this engine and this has low levels of NVH. This engine also power the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, and the engine is also positioned longitudinally for this reason. The shifts are positive, but still are a bit notchy.
The 2.5-litre engine on the Innova produces only 100bhp and there are more powerful engines available on other MUVs. But nothing comes close to the drivability of the Innova. This makes it a hot seller, even after being introduced in 2005. No changes are made in the recent facelift.
Innova is propelled by a 2.5-litre diesel engine that powers the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine produces 100bhp and 200Nm. The Innova comes with Bharat Stage IV and Bharat Stage III norms engines. The Bharat Stage IV norm oil burner gets an intercooler, however the BS III goes missing on the same. The engine is noisy, especially on cold starting and is also loud even at engine speeds. The drivability of the Innova is astounding. It has a strong low and mid-range. This means it will pull cleanly even when lugged into a higher cog without any hiccups. Overtaking isn’t an issue in the Innova and driving it is a breeze further in city or out on the open road. The Innova comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The gear stick is long and shifts are wee bit notchy. But the gearing is just spot-on for city and highway driving.
The ride on the Enjoy is well sorted, however it is the handling of the vehicle that is decent. The steering feel is also not artificial and Chevy has done a good job for the overall ride and handling.
The Enjoy is an MPV and it is built to have good ride quality. The engineers at General Motors have insurance that the ride on this MPV is good. Go through bad roads or broken surfaces and you won’t feel a thing. The suspension has been well tuned for such road conditions, and the Enjoy doesn’t give the jumpy or jittery feeling to its occupants.
The Enjoy is tall and it is an MPV. We cannot expect it to be an excellent handler, but it is pretty nice for its size. Body roll is pretty obvious and noticeable. However, it can smoothly cruise on the highway without any issues and in comfort.
The ride of the Innova is plush and most of the jolts are irons out by the suspension. The handling of the Innova is decent and the body roll is less, despite its large size.
The ride of Innova is supple and composed. The suspension of the MUV irons out most of the jolts on uneven road surfaces as well. Innova is a multi-utility vehicle and has been made for superior the ride quality, as compared to the handling characteristics. The dampers absorb most of the shocks keeping the ride smooth. Considering the length of the vehicle, the body roll isn’t much. One might not lose control, unless you do something that is stupid. The handling of the Innova is decent for its size. The steering wheel is also light and it weighs gradually with the increase in speed.