Chevrolet Enjoy-11

Here’s another budget MPV from Chevrolet, but unlike the ASEAN Chevrolet Spin, the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV we see here started life as the Wuling Hongguang, a product of GM’s Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile. The Enjoy, assembled in India with kits imported from China, was launched in the subcontinent earlier this month.

In India, the rear-wheel drive Chevy Enjoy is available with ‘Smartech’ engines – a 1.4 litre petrol unit (104 PS, 131 Nm, 13.7 km/l claimed) or a 1,248 cc commonrail turbodiesel with 78 PS and 188 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm. The latter is claimed to achieve 18.2 km/l. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox – no auto option available.

Size-wise, the van-like Enjoy is slightly shorter than the Chevy Spin, but has a 100 mm longer wheelbase at 2,720 mm. The seven seater has 195 litres of boot space, expandable to 630L with the rear bench folded away. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, second row captain chairs and rear air con are among the features in the Enjoy.

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova rival will be priced from 5.49 to 6.99 lakh (RM29,998 to RM38,195) for the petrol and 6.69 to 7.99 lakh (RM36,555 to RM43,658) for the diesel. Not likely to reach our shores, as we are more likely to get the Spin.