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Chevrolet, except for the Cruze did not offer any path breaking vehicles in India. The Optra, Aveo and the SRV are some of the cars which were launched but then could not serve long innings. The Beat however was a fresh breather as it pushed to company up. After a series of setbacks, Chevrolet finally seems to have got hold of the Indian market. The Sail and Sail U-VA cars have been accepted very warmly. Extending its footstep in the MPV segment, Chevrolet launched the Enjoy. The Enjoy is a spacious car and is offered in both petrol and diesel options at Rs. 5.77 lakhs to Rs. 8.4 lakhs.
The Ertiga was Maruti answer to take on the MUV segment. Prior to its launch, it was claimed to take on the Innova, Xylo etc with its passenger carrying capacity. The Ertiga is based on the Swift platform. Keeping the development costs low and increasing the existing space, the Ertiga was made targeting larger families. Ertiga is available in petrol and diesel variants with the CNG version coming soon. The Ertiga is available at a price range of Rs.787587 to Rs.709418
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vs Chevrolet Enjoy: Exteriors
The front face of the Enjoy is decent for an MPV. It looks like a van is fixed with a sedan’s face. This one doesn’t get Chevy’s split grille but instead nicely meshes the headlight lines with that of the radiator grille.
The lower section of the headlight flows back on the side panel and creates a dynamic waist line, which in other cases are too bland. When seen along its length, the sedanish nose looks good. Also, the wheel design is nice. The Enjoy has a ground clearance of 161mm which is low. It may score in aesthetics but then there is always a chance of it the lower floor brushing on the tall speed bumpers.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga does not look good. It looks like a vehicle which is stuck between a hatch and a MPV. It has the same lines of Swift and Ritz. The broad radiator grille and elongated headlight design mark the front face of the car. The long window line extends to the rear quarter panel. In the rear profile, the tail gate opens in an angular fashion. The tail lamp design looks too miniscule in front of the grand tail door.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vs Chevrolet Enjoy: Interiors
Once inside the Enjoy’s cabin, the headroom feels amazing and so does the legroom. Even in the second row, the seating comfort is superb. In our LTZ variant, we had captain seats which were finished in good quality leather. The seats are beige in color. It is not the widest MPV on sale but it manages to seat all passengers very comfortably. The third row can seat 2 adults conveniently.
On the instrumental panel, it has a very basic triple cluster showing the engine speed, speedometer and fuel and engine temperature. The cluster doesn’t feel appealing and lacks modern features. The digital display on the speedometer showing trip reading is very difficult to read in dark conditions as it is illuminated with a blue light.
Inside the Ertiga, the interiors are done in twin colors. The beige and black interiors try hard to look premium but end up looking tacky. The only place where the Ertiga scores more than the Duster is the availability of 3rd row. However in this 3rd row passenger comfort is negligible.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vs Chevrolet Enjoy: Performance
Chevrolet offers an all new 1.4L Petrol SMARTECH Engine which produces a power of 104PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 131Nm at 4400 rpm. This engine comes with a 5 speed manual transmissions. The 1.3L SMARTECH Turbo-charged Diesel Engine has been sourced from the Sail sedan. This one produces a maximum power of 77.5PS at 4000 rpm and a torque of 188Nm at 1750 rpm.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes in petrol as well as diesel options. The petrol version makes use of K-Series Petrol Engine with VVT which has a displacement of 1373cc. It produces a max power of 95PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 130Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel unit is a DDiS Diesel Engine which has a displacement of 1248cc. It produces a max power of 90PS at 4000rpm and a torque of 200Nm at 1750 rpm.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vs Chevrolet Enjoy: Conclusion
The Enjoy is a very easy to drive vehicle. It may not have the finishing of a great MPV and also the interiors aren’t top notch either but even the Enjoy does not let you down in any case. It can take in a large family with ease. The Enjoy also passes the essentials of a well proportioned decent looking MPV. Chevrolet has done it with pricing as it’s the most lucrative MPV option on sale. In the next generation vehicles, if changes like proper cabin insulation, revised interiors and yes more cup holders are added then the Enjoy will be a great deal.