As the days approached for an efficient people mover, Maruti Suzuki introduced the Ertiga MPV in the market. Serving as a 7 seater, the MPV from the country's most reliable brand grabbed the top slot and eventually became a people's choice, giving out a tough time to Toyota Innova. Nothing's permanent and geared to prove the same, takes a new form that's headed as a greater challenger towards the segment leader Ertiga. It is indeed the Chevrolet Enjoy that was launched recently at an unbeatable price, aimed to take over the throne from Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Although the price of the Chevrolet Enjoy undercuts the category fame Ertiga, does the Enjoy MPV pack enough to fight it out against Maruti' life utility vehicle? Let's peep in detail.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and definitely scores high over the Chevrolet Enjoy's exterior appeal. Comprising more or less, similar design pattern as that of the Swift hatch in the forward, the Ertiga's exterior elements goes easy on the eyes as against the Chevrolet Enjoy's van-like sculpture. Looking at the side profile, the Maruti Ertiga MPV is tucked in to deliver a compact feel, making it perfect to fit into those tight parking spots. The Enjoy MPV on the other hand is tall, long and wide, delivering a feel of solidity on the side-body, making it tougher to tag along the country's traffic anarchy. On the rear section, the Enjoy MPV gets a moderate setup while the Ertiga does not fail to impress equipping tiny tail lamps and neatly placed bumper. Overall, Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga is a hard-to-miss MPV on the streets and the case hardly comes true with the Chevrolet Enjoy.
Maybe, the Chevrolet Enjoy does look like a box, however hop in and you can almost lean up straight inside the Enjoy MPV, for its biggest proposition is its capacious cabin. Offered in two seating variants of either a 7 or an 8 seater, with the choice of a bench or captain seats in the middle row, the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV is undoubtedly a boon in providing ample legroom, shoulder and head room. What's more is the Enjoy's 190lts of boot space upon offering such best-in-class interior space, stabbing the Ertiga's 135lts of storage in the rear. The very economical Chevrolet Enjoy undoubtedly gets an upper hand over the Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga on interior space and comfort. More so, the base variant of the Chevrolet Enjoy is an eight seater, serving as a major solution to bigger families or group.
Although factors such as exterior and interior do matter a bit, performance and fuel economy influence the buying decision amongst prospective buyers of the country. The Chevrolet Enjoy is quite frugal housing the petrol powered 1.4L 4-cylinder engine that's capable of generating 102bhp at 6000rpm and 131Nm of torque at 4400rpm. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the rear-wheel drive Enjoy MPV effortlessly puts down the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga that comprises a similar power train sending out 94bhp to the front wheels.
On the diesel kind, the Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga signifies that although the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV's oil burner houses a similar 1.3L Fiat sourced Multijet diesel unit, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga excels incorporating a variable geometry turbo that results in 89bhp at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. This clearly indicates that the diesel Enjoy MPV's 77bhp and 188Nm of torque will kick in faster without much of turbo-lag that excites city drive while the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga diesel is apt for open road cruising.
This is one department that every other car makers gets the competitive edge however when comparing the Ertiga and Enjoy, both these MPV's carry almost similar amount of features in terms of safety and convenience. One perspective that can be looked at is value-for-money and the Enjoy sure packs it across all the variants on sale. Roof mounted AC option that starts from the base trim in the Chevrolet Enjoy is one of the biggest advantages over the Ertiga which offers the same only in the mid and top end variants. Anti- brake skid or ABS can be availed in the Enjoy's mid variant while the Ertiga gives out this safety option only on the high end model. Rear wiper and defogger are also additional equipment that could be availed in the mid variants of Enjoy MPV. Overall the Enjoy MPV definitely has an edge over the Life Utility vehicle Ertiga.
The vote goes in favour of the Chevrolet Enjoy MPV if you are considering to buyout a ride that gives an exceeding level of comfort coupled with a frugal engine and ample upmarket features, all at an affordable price tag. If aesthetics is one of the vital concerns of your ride, then look no further than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.