Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LT 8 Review
Chevrolet India has officially rolled out the 2015 version of its MPV model Enjoy in India by making minor tweaks to its style. It has retained the trim levels among which, the Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LT 8 is the variant that is considered to be an ideal multi utility vehicle for city commuters. This vehicle gets new updates like blackenned pillars and chrome garnish on its license plate console. It possesses a cargo volume of 195 litres and a massive 630 litres when the third row is double folded, which is advantageous for undertaking long journeys. On the inside too there are several storage spaces provided, which comprise of map pockets in the door trims, back pockets to front and second row captain seats and boxes in the dashboard. Seats are layered with leatherette and the theme is of dual toned black and beige. From a trendy three spoke steering wheel to the chequered central console, all the aspects of the cabin are very well decorated. Chrome accents can be found on the gear knob, door handles, parking lever and on AC vents. The blue illuminated instrument cluster is imbibed by a number of useful functions. An integrated music system that can support multiple file formats is available. Not just with its interiors, but the vehicle can lure onlookers by its external appearance as well. By features like a golden bowtie over the chrome plated radiator grille on the front and a set of swirl styled headlamps add glory to the overall body. Body colored door handles and external mirrors along with the stylish pair of full wheel covers are a part of its trendy side profile. It accommodates about 8 occupants for which, there are captain seats in the front and benches seats for the second and third rows, which can support three occupants each. Comfort quotient too is taken care of by facilities like power steering and power windows to all the doors, an air-conditioning unit, adjustable armrests and headrests. Other convenient factors are to have reverse sensors for parking assist, key-less entry and steering mounted audio controls for extra support to the driver. The immunity too is assured by building its structure as a safe cage by installing side beams to all the doors for alleviating the impact by any collision. Further, the dual airbags, seatbelts, warnings and reminders plus child-safety locks to the rear doors will take care of the occupant's safety. All the above described faculties and many more included make this variant a perfect multi utility vehicle.
Front fascia is decorated with elements such as a three dimensional grille that has chrome surround to it and also is embedded with a bowtie that is painted in gold. A pair of whirl like headlamps can be found on either sides, which add a rarity to the front view. The bumper on the front is layered in body color, which is tuned into the rest of the appearance. There are leaf styled fog lamps too affixed on both sides of the bumper. On the sides, there is a stylish black strip on the B along with C pillars, which is the only change made to the side facet. The external mirror housings and door handles are plated in the body tone for further enhancement of the look. In addition, a set of trendy looking full wheel covers are wrapped to its sturdy wheels. Rear end is furbished by a chrome garnished license plate and a dual toned bumper.
Compartment is designed in a dual tone theme of black and beige. The leatherette upholstery and the three spoke steering wheel, which is adorned with a golden bowtie over it make the cabin very attractive. The central console is given a chequered finish to it. When it comes to the storage space inside, there is a glove box in the dashboard both on the driver side and co-passenger side as well. Plus there are cup holders in the console and map pockets in the door trims. Front and second row captain seats have been attached with back pockets. Chrome accents can be found on the gear shift knob, inside door handles, parking lever and also on the AC vents. There is an illumination cluster that has blue illumination to it.
Engine and Performance:
This variant is fitted with a 1.3-litre diesel motor is has a displacement value of 1248cc. Based on the dual overhead camshaft valve configuration, it comprises a unit of four cylinders and sixteen valves. This mill is capable of churning out a maximum power of 73.77bhp at 4000rpm and will be able to deliver a torque of 172.5Nm at 1750rpm range. The tank can hold about 50 litres which is advantageous. A fuel economy of 18.2Kmpl is produced by this engine.
Braking and Handling:
McPherson struts have been fitted to its front axle, while the rear suspension consists of multi-link coil springs. Both the axles are coupled with passive twin-tube filled shock absorbers. Even the braking unit is well equipped with efficient disc brakes to the front wheels and the rear ones are of the standard drum brakes.
Comfort of the occupants is listed with armrests to the doors that are provided for both the front and second row seats. Power steering with till adjustable steering wheel is offered and along with it there are power windows integrated to all the doors. Ashtray and lighter are among few other extra amenities. Advanced music system with CD player, MP3, Aux-in and USB support too is incorporated. It also has four speakers and steering mounted audio controls. Headrests to all the seats are height adjustable and the third row bench is foldable.
Designed with a safe cage body structure to distribute the impact derived out of a collision and avoiding it to affect the cabin is a great defensive mechanism. Apart from this, there are side impact beams for front and rear doors that make this vehicle impenetrable. Headlamp-on and key-in reminders along with door ajar warning and driver seatbelt reminders are offered. Seatbelts with ELR system is provided for front seats. Along with speed sensitive auto-door locks, child protection locks too are enabled to the rear doors.
1. Quite a lot of amenities are offered.
2. Storage space is massive.
1. Absence of ABS is disappointing.
2. Alloy wheels are not provided.
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