Chevrolet Enjoy MPV launch can help General Motors Sail along
General Motors India has scheduled the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV launch for Indian on 9th May. The MPV will be introduced at a competitive price as it gets set to take on the the likes of Mahindra Xylo, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia and Tata Motors Winger. In a very stagnant Indian auto market, GM India reported 2.4 % sales growth for April 2013 having sold 8196 vehicles. Last April, GM India sold 8005 cars. Chevrolet Sail led sales with 3436 units sold. 1986 units of Chevrolet Beat and 1571 units of Chevrolet Tavera were sold.
While their Chevrolet Sail compact sedan has ensured sales doesn’t tilt to a negative total, another strong segment car can consolidate numbers. The Utility vehicle segment has been defined many times over, and smaller SUV and MPV variants are going strong. To be available in both petrol and diesel powered variants, the seven seater MPV, received outstanding reviews from Industry critics and press media alike, when the vehicle was on display at the 2012 New Delhi Auto Show. Enjoy from General Motors and their Chinese counterparts Shanghai Industry Automotive Corporation (SAIC) is a comfortable seven seater powered by a 1.4 liter petrol engine offering 94.6 bhp power and 127 Nm torque and a 1.3 liter multijet diesel engine, co developed by GM and Fiat. This engine is produced at the GM plant in Talegaon near Pune, and is also seen powering GM Sail UV-A hatchback and Sail sedan.
The upcoming Enjoy is being readied at the company plant in Ranjangaon. It will possess 175/65 R14 tyres specially designed to tackle Indian road conditions. Interiors of the Enjoy MPV will sport comfort features with dual row air conditioning set to cool down the entire cabin in a matter of seconds. Safety features will include dual air bags for driver and front passenger besides seat belts with road limiters, ABS and tubeless tyres.