Chevrolet’s made-in-India Enjoy MPV flat out flunked the latest round of crash tests conducted by the global NCAP. The safety watchdog carried out its first round of tests for 2017, with the Enjoy underscoring the importance of basic safety equipment; the Chevrolet Enjoy arrives without standard airbags in its base variant.
The MPV received zero stars for adult occupant safety while scoring two stars for rear seat child occupant protection. Not only was the Chevrolet Enjoy’s lack of airbags alarming, but so was the structural performance, according to NCAP. The driver’s head and chest areas were also rated as “poor” for protection.
“We are extremely concerned about the poor result of the Chevrolet Enjoy. There is nothing to enjoy about a zero-star safety score and GM should be embarrassed that they are selling cars with such inadequate levels of occupant protection to Indian consumers,” David Ward, secretary general of Global NCAP, said.
Last summer, GM announced it would begin to phase out vehicles without airbags in developing markets, specifically in Latin America. That announcement followed the China-built Chevrolet Sail’s zero star rating by the Latin NCAP.