Chevrolet Enjoy CNG Caught Testing; Expected On Sale by Year-End

The aggressive GM India is leaving no stones unturned in making its recently introduced MPV Enjoy a mass market phenomenon. The Enjoy MPV is the third product to see light this year from the GM India and their Chinese subsidiary.

Chevrolet-Enjoy-CNG-SpiedThe 8 seater Enjoy offers acres of space, decent looks, decent ride quality with few goodies like driver-passenger airbags, and ABS along with EBD. We can say that the Enjoy has captured some interest in the Indian market.

With the MPV still in the introductory price of 5.49L it rakes up around 2000 units /month. The Enjoy comes cheaper up to Rs 70,000 compared to its direct competition Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga. Feeling the heat, Ertiga was introduced in CNG option recently; it seems that GM has quickly retorted with a CNG variant Enjoy.

As reported by Motorbeam, a basic variant Enjoy was spotted testing near the GM’s R&D centre in Bangalore with the rear sticker ‘CNG.ESA.3069’. The sticker on the test mule clearly confirms the CNG variant. This badge could signify the latest emission norm for CNG and LPG vehicles of 3069 micro-grammes per metre-cube.

The same 1.4-litre SMARTECH petrol unit will be available in the CNG variant however we expect the figures to be reduced from the now available 104 PS of power and 131 Nm of torque. The Chinese Enjoy was updated recently; but we don’t see it heading to India at least until mid 2014.

The new CNG variant will be available by this year end. CNG variant shall be priced around Rs. 30,000-40,000 higher. We do hope the new variant will surely see many takers in the commercial vehicle segment.

Saravana Priyan

Spyshot Courtesy : MotorBeam

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