General Motors India has begun regular production of the petrol Chevrolet Enjoy MPV at its Halol manufacturing facility. The car is slated for launch in the first quarter of this year.
The petrol engine will be a 94.6bhp, 1.4-litre unit and the diesel motor will be an evolution of the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced Multijet engine. This version is likely to use a fixed-geometry turbocharger (FGT) and will be rear-wheel driven.
The Enjoy will be more spacious than the Maruti Ertiga; it will offer a lot more storage space as well, since the second- and third-row seats of the seven-seater can be folded flat or removed altogether. GM India is targeting a price similar to the Ertiga’s, so there should be pretty tough competition in the MPV segment once it is launched. The Ertiga sells about 5,000 units a month and is a major success in its category.
The Enjoy, which marks an important role in GM India’s product roadmap, is actually a Chevrolet-badged Wuling CN-100, part of GM-SAIC’s Chinese portfolio. Other products from the GM-SAIC stable are the Sail hatchback and the recently launched Sail saloon.
Chevrolet is also expanding its dealer and service network in the country to support new car sales from the current 285 sales points, 278 service outlets and 75 used car outlets in 55 cities.