Chevrolet India has silently launched the facelifted version of its popular multi purpose vehicle Enjoy for boosting their sales in the market. It is available in the same variants and comes with both seven and eight seater options for the buyers to choose from. Among them, Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LTZ 7 is the top end variant. It is now offered with a few updated exteriors and interior features. The list of these aspects includes chrome garnish rear license plate, black B-pillar strip, 3-spoke steering wheel with audio control buttons and fabric upholstery. At the same time, mechanically it is being sold with the same 1.4-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1399cc. This SMARTECH motor is integrated with 4-cylinders that develop impressive power output of 101.6bhp and 131Nm of peak torque. It is mated with a five speed manual transmission and transmits the engine power to its front wheels. This variant is quite spacious and features four captain seats and bench seat for third row, which makes it very comfortable for 7 people. The third row can be folded, which increases the luggage carrying capacity (630 litres). At the same time, it comes equipped with various safety features such as anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, dual front airbags and many other such aspects. It also has some smart features like driver seat height adjuster, adjustable arm rest, remote keyless entry with buzzer and others, which makes it a feature rich vehicle. The company is offering this vehicle with a standard warranty of 3-years or 100000 Kilometers, whichever is earlier.
This top end variant has a decent exterior appearance, as the company has done good work to make it look elegant. The front fascia is designed with a bold radiator grille, which is embedded with a gold plated company insignia in the center. It is surrounded by a well designed headlight cluster, which is incorporated with halogen head lamps and side turn indicator. Just below this, it has a masculine bumper that is painted in body color and houses a large air intake section for cooling the engine. This air dam is flanked by a couple of fog lamps that adds to the visibility, especially in bad weather conditions. The visible character lines on the bonnet flowing towards the windscreen gives aerodynamic styling to the MPV. Coming to its side profile, it is sleekly designed with body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The neatly crafted wheel arches are fitted with a set of 14-inch alloy wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 175/70 R14. The rear end of looks quite elegant with new chrome garnished license plate and a radiant tail light cluster, which is integrated with halogen based lamps and indicator. The sporty rear spoiler comes with a high mount stop lamp. The overall dimensions of this MPV are quite standard. Its total length, width and height are 4305mm, 1680mm and 1750mm respectively. Its wheelbase is about 2720mm, which is quite decent and makes the internal cabin spacious.
The company has added number of varied aspects to this variant to making it more stylish, functional and comfortable. Its cabin is incorporated with comfortable seating arrangement for seven adults, with four captain seats and bench styled third row seat. These seats have been covered with premium upholstery and provide ample leg space and head room. The smooth dashboard is equipped with a few features like a high volume glove box for storing quite a few things at hand, AC vents and a three spoke steering wheel with multi functional switches. It is also blessed with some utility based aspects like cup holders in front console, front and rear door map pockets, door armrest at front and second row seats and so on. In addition to these, it also has driver sun visor with ticket holder, vanity mirror in passenger sun visor, rear wiper and washer, a defogger, third row height adjustable headrest, cigar lighter, ashtray and many more such features.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this variant is powered by a 1.4-litre SMARTECH petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1399cc. it is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This engine has the ability of generating a peak power output of 101.6bhp at 6000rpm in combination with a maximum torque of 131Nm at 4400rpm. It is coupled to a five speed manual transmission, which flows power from engine to its wheels. It enables the MPV to achieve a top speed in the range of 160 to 170 Kmph and can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 14.8 seconds. This petrol engine is integrated with a multi point fuel injection supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver about 13.7 Kmpl under standard traffic conditions.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels of this vehicle are fixed with a set of disc brakes, whereas the rear wheels are equipped with drum brakes. This braking mechanism is further augmented by ABS along with electronic brake force distribution. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut type of suspension mechanism, while the rear axle has been equipped with a torsion beam. The company has also added the passive twin-tube gas filled shock absorbers, which further enhanced the overall stability of the vehicle. Its cabin is incorporated with a power steering system that is quite responsive and comes with tilt adjustment function.
This top end variant has an efficient air conditioning unit with a heater for maintaining the temperature of cabin. It has an advanced music system, which supports CD/MP3 player, Radio with AM/FM tuner along with four speakers for enhancing the ambiance of its cabin. It also has ports for Aux-In and USB that adds to the advantage. The company has given it a 12V power socket for charging mobiles and other electronic devices. Apart from these, it also has adjustable armrests remote fuel filler release, power adjustable outside rear view mirrors, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, reverse parking sensor that helps in parking the vehicle in proper manner and many other such aspects.
Being the top end variant, it is offered with all necessary features, which are essential for a safe driving. It has dual airbags for driver and front co-passenger and seat belts for all occupants that enhance the safety in case of collision. The company has given it a rigid body structure with side impact beams and crumple zones that adds to the advantage. Apart from these, it also has door ajar warning lamp on instrument panel, speed sensitive auto door locks, central locking system, front fog lamps and many other such features.
1. Its internal cabin is quite spacious and feature rich.
2. Presence of ABS with EBD is a big plus point.
1. Lack of dealerships in rural and semi-urban areas.
2. Fuel economy can be improved.
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