Even old and die hard fans of Chevrolet got used to see this once synonymous with big and high performance cars badge on small hatchbacks and crappy sedans. So please welcome the new Chevrolet Orlando, a seven-seat MPV which is set for debut at the upcoming Motor Show. It will be one of four Chevrolet world premieres at the show.
The Orlando was first seen as a concept at last year’s Paris show and now the production version tries to deliver the same great stuff as the concept, but in a more realistic way. By adopting the crossover inspired silhouette, Orlando wants to be a cool MPV, which is still practical and flexible, but not as embarrassing for young guys to be seen in!
The Orlando’s low swept roof line is complemented by the muscular, protruding wheel-arches, housing 16, 17 or 18 inch wheels.The new Orlando MPV has a key role to play in Chevrolet’s continued product offensive in Europe, as Wayne Brannon, president and managing director for Chevrolet Europe explains. “The new Orlando MPV kicks off an ambitious seven-product launch program over the next 15 months.
“We’re confident the Orlando not only brings great value for money to the MPV class but also something fresh – function with attitude if you like – and the opportunity for us to continue building our volume across Europe. I believe it will also bring more new customers to the Chevrolet brand.”
While the official specs of the car are yet to be confirmed, but it will launch with choice of three engines, including a 1.8 litre petrol with power output of 141 hp and two diesel units, the latest version of Chevrolet’s 2.0 litre engine with outputs of 131hp (low output) or 163 hp (high output).