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. 

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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