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Chevrolet Orlando Show Car Signals Entry into New Segment for the Brand

September 12, 2008

Chevrolet Orlando

DETROIT– The Orlando show car, making its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October, is a clear indication that Chevrolet is considering an expansion to its portfolio with a seven-seat multipurpose vehicle with distinctive sport utility-like design, adaptable seating, and impressive interior space. Based on the recently announced all-new Cruze compact sedan, the Orlando show car carries Chevrolet's signature design language into a new vehicle segment. It explores the potential of combining the versatility attributes of an SUV, van, and station wagon.

Chevrolet Orlando cuts a distinctive silhouette, replacing conventional monocab proportions with a more defined contrast between the hood and windshield lines. With flared fenders instead of a flat side-body, Orlando has a muscular stance that gives it the appearance of an SUV, yet it offers dynamic ride and handling, fuel efficiency, and easy entry thanks to its car-based architecture.

Inside, the five-door Orlando has plenty of seating capacity with adaptable, theater-style seating in three rows that comfortably accommodate up to seven occupants. Whenever load-carrying becomes a priority, the spacious cabin can be quickly transformed into a large cargo area. A generous 2760 mm wheelbase and wide front and rear tracks provide Orlando with outstanding interior roominess.

Chevrolet's latest-generation 2.0L turbo diesel, developing 150 hp and 320 Nm of torque, provides a powerful and fuel efficient powertrain. 

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