Prior to the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled today the 2011 Orlando MPV, its first entrant into the European MPV segment. Set to make its official debut in Paris on 30th September 2010, the new car is based on the Orlando Concept, which was unveiled back in 2008, at the same auto show in the French capital.
The new car adopts a bolder look with its low roofline and crossover inspired silhouette, which means it will be quite a presence on the streets and its low swept roof line will be complemented by the muscular wheel-arches housing 16, 17 or 18 inch wheels.
If you like the exterior, then you will definitely love the interior which features the latest design cues from Chevrolet such as the Corvette inspired dual cockpit and ambient blue backlighting to the centre console.
Taking a closer look, you will be amazed by the theatre style seating arrangement of the Chevrolet Orlando's three rows of seats as well as by the generous load area and the numerous storage solutions.
The most ingenious is the storage area hidden behind front fascia of the audio, revealed by flipping up the face of the audio, and large enough for such items as an MP3 player, sunglasses and wallets.
Also, the car has a USB port, ideal for re-charging the MP3 or iPod when on the move. Under the hood we will find a choice of three fuel efficient engines; a 1.8-liter petrol engine delivering 141 hp, as well as two diesel units, the latest version of Chevrolet's 2.0 litre engine with outputs of 131hp (low output) or 163 hp (high output).
Four trim levels will be available and the standard equipment will include including electronic stability control, six air-bags, air conditioning and electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors. Full production of the Chevrolet Orlando starts in October 2010 with the car going on sale across Europe in early 2011.
The new Chevrolet 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.